Douglas D. Moffitt joined the Greenwich Roundtable as its first president. He will oversee the daily operations and growth of the organization, including its monthly symposiums held at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn. Steve McMenamin, the organization's founder, remains executive director. Mr. Moffitt was COO of hedge fund manager Aplos Advisors, which closed last year. The Greenwich Roundtable is a non-profit research and educational organization for alternative asset management.
Investor Responsibility Research Center Holdings hired executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart to search for an executive director for the new IRRC Institute, which will be based in Washington and is expected to open by June. Qualifications include knowledge of corporate governance and social responsibility investment issues; the IRRC is also seeking "someone who is commercially savvy" and who can develop a business plan to sustain the institute, said Linda Crompton, former IRRC CEO and member of the search committee. Interested candidates should contact J. Michael Kirkman, the Spencer Stuart consultant who is leading the recruiting, at [email protected] IRRC Holdings hopes to make a selection by early April. Also, IRRC Holdings expects to begin recruiting members for the IRRC Institute's board in February, she said. The board will focus on funding and promoting research and discussion of emerging corporate governance and SRI issues. The IRRC Institute has an endowment of about $8 million.