September 08, 2010 10:49 ET

Venio LLC Hires Sandy Willard as New Vice President

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Banking industry veteran Sandy Willard has recently been named a Vice President at Venio LLC, a leader in the unclaimed property and owner location services industry. Willard has over 18 years of experience in banking operations and 14 years of unclaimed property experience with Wachovia Bank. At Venio, Willard will be managing asset recovery, as well as contributing to compliance operations.

Some highlights of Willard's career include managing the process to outsource multiple functions offshore, leading the effort to consolidate Unclaimed Property Reporting for Wachovia and its subsidiaries into a centralized location, and leading a project to liquidate safe deposit box contents in states that do not accept aged contents or require their liquidation. Willard also designed and implemented procedures to recover escheated funds, including the recovery of funds prior to escheatment, funds held at state and federal agencies and courts, and excess proceeds from tax sales, etc. In addition, Willard served as the point of contact for all contracts for the recovery of funds using locator groups. 

"Venio is fortunate to have a person like Sandy join our team," said Nick Nichols, Executive Vice President of Venio. "Her combination of in-depth banking and unclaimed property knowledge is not common in the marketplace. Sandy will immediately add value for Venio clients."

Willard is an active member in UPPO (Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization), and has often spoken at UPPO and NAUPA (National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators) conferences. She is recognized as an industry leader in unclaimed property.

About Venio
Venio locates owners of unclaimed assets or abandoned property for banks, brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, privately and publicly held companies. Our search/location, reporting and risk management services ensure compliance with SEC and state regulations, reduce expenses and improve customer/asset retention. 

Venio has one of the highest success rates in the industry in reactivating lost and dormant accounts. Our nationwide staff is one of the most knowledgeable in the unclaimed property business, and includes professionals with many years of experience in the industries we serve. This expertise, combined with the most advanced technology and research tools, enables us to create efficient and cost-effective solutions specific for each of our clients' needs.

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