US - The Bank of America Asset Management Group (AMG) has hired Daniel Darst has as marketing executive.
Darst joins the firm from Citigroup Asset Management where he was head of US retail marketing since 1998 and had responsibility for brand management, programme strategies, advertising and e-business for Smith Barney Asset Management, Salomon Brothers Asset Management and the Citibank Private Bank.
Prior to joining Citigroup, he was national marketing director for American Skandia. And from 1988 to 1996, Darst was a managing director and partner with management consultants Optima Group. In his new role he will be based in New York and report to Richard DeMartini, president of AMG. Darst will become a member of AMG's leadership team and also participate on the leadership team of the corporate marketing director where he will work closely with them to build marketing process improvements and to integrate initiatives across customer segments.
His main responsibility will be the development and implementation of the AMG’s marketing efforts across all business lines. Early priorities will include enhancing market research capabilities to provide a better understanding of client needs.
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