Charles D. Saunders joined international equity specialist NorthRoad Capital Management as a principal and portfolio manager for its international equity concentrated global equity portfolios, a new position. Robert Morgenthau, president of the 2-year-old firm, said the position was created because "we feel that for business continuity, having three people on our portfolio management team is better than having two." Mr. Saunders has been given equity ownership in the firm, Mr. Morgenthau said, but he declined to give specifics. "Everyone here is an owner," he said. Mr. Saunders was an investment officer, overseeing the international equity portfolio of the $63 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Madison. Sandy Drew, a spokeswoman for the board, said no decision has been made on a replacement.
Greg Buzzell joined American Express Retirement Services as vice president of sales, said Todd Wold, spokesman. Mr. Buzzell will be responsible for the Northeast. He replaces Jerry Alrutz, whose plans are not known. Mr. Buzzell was a national account manager for sales at EquiServe, responsible for sales of stock transfer services to the large-company marketplace.