SOURCE: SMS Vanacore

February 19, 2008 12:08 ET

Lennie Kaufman Joins SMS Vanacore as EVP & Director of Sales & Client Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - SMS Vanacore, a leader in the unclaimed property and owner location services industry, is pleased to announce that Lennie Kaufman has been hired as an Executive Vice President and the Director of Sales & Client Services. Mr. Kaufman is a recognized industry expert with extensive securities and financial services experience.

Previously, Mr. Kaufman was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wells Fargo Shareowner Services from 1996 to 2007. He focused his leadership on delivering a high quality product and providing superior customer service. Prior to running Wells' stock transfer agency, he ran Norwest's global loan syndication business for four years, and spent over ten years as a corporate banker. While running the Transfer Agent, he participated in multiple industry associations where he developed important relationships with customers and regulators. He most recently served as Vice President, Treasurer, and Board Member of the Securities Transfer Association (STA). He has also served as a Board Member, Officer and Past President of the Midwest Securities Transfer Association (MSTA). Additional industry memberships included the Shareholder Services Association (SSA), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), and the American Society of Corporate Governance Professionals (the "Society"). Mr. Kaufman earned both an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

"Mr. Kaufman is a seasoned professional and leader," said Nick Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at SMS Vanacore. "His extensive leadership experience and wealth of knowledge is a major addition to our team and will help ensure our continued success and rapid growth."

SMS Vanacore provides customized approaches for clients to simplify unclaimed property processes including owner and beneficiary location, compliance, mailings and state reporting. The company's expertise represents decades of industry experience, and hundreds of millions of dollars of unclaimed assets restored to owners or recovered for clients.

Contact Information

    Nick Nichols
    SMS Vanacore
    New York, NY
    Phone: (212) 764-6800
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