Allegiancy—The Richmond, Virginia-based commercial real estate asset management firm appointed Dennis Irvin, formerly president and CEO of Rockefeller Group Investment Management in New York, to its board. Irvin led Rockefeller for more than seven years. He has also served in leadership positions at CIT Group (NYSE: CIT), Cushman & Wakefield, J.P Morgan Securities and LaSalle Partners. Allegiancy is expected to raise capital under new Reg A+ rules that it would use to double its 19-employee staff. Irvin will serve in an advisory role on the board, assisting management in strategic thinking and planning.
Beechwood Re The Cayman Islands and Bermuda based re-insurer appointed David Kaplon as chief financial officer of Beechwood's group of companies. Kaplon, who has more than 25 years of reinsurance, private equity and investment management experience, will report to Mark Feuer, Beechwood CEO. He will lead Beechwood’s global M&A and capital management initiatives. Prior to Beechwood, Kaplon was an executive adviser at Aquiline Capital Partners for start-up, growth capital, buyout and turnaround investments in the life, health and annuity sectors. Before that, he worked for Blackstone's (NYSE: BX) Bayview Asset Management mortgage investment platform. David also served in a variety of executive leadership roles in Bermuda and New York at XL Group and at Zurich Financial Services' Centre Group.