Claymore Adds Key Talent to Enhance Private
Addition of Experienced Professionals Supports Growth and Strengthens Distribution
June 28, 2010 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LISLE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Claymore Securities, Inc., an innovator of investment product
solutions and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, announced today the addition of several
senior professionals focused on growing the firm’s service and distribution excellence in the private client business.
“As we continue to integrate Claymore with Guggenheim, we are aggressively building out our distribution and
servicing capabilities,” said Steven A. Baffico, senior managing director and head of U.S. retail distribution for
Claymore Securities, Inc., a Guggenheim Partners company. “We are working diligently to implement the most
advantageous organizational structure for success and will continue to add additional world-class professionals to our
Recently Claymore has hired the following executives:
l Chris Parisi joins as senior managing director and national sales manager, overseeing all internal and external
wholesalers and product support staff. Parisi previously held senior positions at MainStay-New York Life
Investments, BlackRock and Federated Investments.
l Lee Personeni joins as director – Strategic Relations Group. As relationship manager, she is responsible for
business development and relationship management with Bank of America –Merrill Lynch and other partner
firms. Personeni previously held various leadership positions at Merrill Lynch, including Americas Distribution
Group’s head of strategic initiatives and campaigns, Managed Solutions Group’s divisional marketing manager
and transition team specialist during the firm’s acquisition by Bank of America.
l Jennica Ross joins as director – Strategic Relations Group. As relationship manager, Ross manages the
UBS relationship, as well as other partner relationships, and is responsible for overall business d