Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BR) — Maura Markus has joined the investor communication and securities provider as an independent member of its board of directors. Following the appointment, Broadridge’s board now consists of nine members. Markus is currently president and chief operating officer of Bank of the West, a position she has held since March 2010. She is also a board member of Bank of the West and BancWest Corp. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Markus was a 22-year veteran of Citigroup where she held a number of positions including, most recently, head of international retail banking.
CoBe Capital — The investment firm, which focuses on acquiring the non-core assets of large corporations, has hired Knuth Schmidt (pictured) as a director of operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Schmidt, a trained engineer, has managed a diverse set of manufacturing companies, including Dynamit Novel Knuststoff, Lista and Fridola Tech. He has also previously worked in engineering and operations at Daimler and Siemens. The firm, which was launched in 1994, specializes in acquiring non-core and underperforming business units of global corporations across Europe and the Americas.