NEPC seeks CIO as part of revamp

New England Pension Consultants is searching for a CIO, one of four new senior management positions the firm is filling to pave the way for continued growth, said Richard M. Charlton, chairman and CEO.

MaryBeth Tobin will join NEPC Dec. 1 as NEPC’s first CFO; she was senior vice president and CFO at the Boston Stock Exchange. Ellen Griggs will become the firm’s first COO; she is a senior consultant and managing partner at NEPC who works with corporate and public funds. NEPC partner Doug Moseley will assume Ms. Griggs’ previous duties as team leader of corporate and public funds. Steven Charlton will become the firm’s first director of consulting, overseeing NEPC’s entire consulting services division; he was a senior consultant and managing partner in charge of the defined contribution practice, which will now be led by Christine Laughlin, a partner with the firm.

Also, Kathy Konicki, the partner leading the firm’s Detroit practice, will become the head of a new endowments and foundation team; partners Paul Kenney and Doris Ewing will lead the Detroit office.

The management revamp, which takes effect starting Dec. 1, follows 22 consecutive years of double-digit growth, Mr. Charlton said. The firm currently serves 265 retainer clients with roughly $300 billion in total assets.