Franklin Square Capital Partners of Philadelphia has hired three senior vice presidents to expand its distribution team.
Michael Vessels, 56, is senior vice president of sales for the Western division and is based in Darien, Conn. Previously, he was the Darien-based head of distribution at FundCore Finance Group of New York.
Tom Winnick, 48, is senior vice president of institutional sales, responsible for identifying and developing opportunities within the registered investment adviser, private-banking and trust service businesses. Previously, he was a Philadelphia-based managing director at Dreman Value Management LLC of Jersey City, N.J.
Bill Wolfe, 42, is senior vice president of sales for the Eastern division. Previously, he was Philadelphia-based national sales manager at The Hartford (Conn.) Financial Services Group Inc.
Delaware Place Bank of Chicago has named Brad Schotanus, 46, executive vice president for commercial banking.
He will oversee all commercial-banking activities, including business development and growth of the bank's commercial-lending portfolio in the greater Chicago area.
Previously, Mr. Schotanus was senior vice president of commercial lending and then senior lender at the bank.
Ramius LLC of New York, the investment management subsidiary of Cowen Group Inc., has named two directors.
Greg Simonian, 50, and Brian Wilson, 49, are responsible for mutual and hedge fund product distribution throughout the East Coast and Central regions.
Previously, Mr. Simonian was a managing director of product development and distribution, and Mr. Wilson was a managing director and national sales manager at Equinox Group Distributors LLC of Princeton, N.J.
Bank of the West of San Francisco has hired Hamed Farhadi, 51, as senior vice president and head of global trade solutions.
Based in San Ramon, Calif., he is responsible for developing the trade finance business within the continental United States.
Previously, Mr. Farhadi was senior marketer and structurer on the global trade solutions supply chain management team at BNP Paribas of Paris.
Congress Wealth Management LLC of Boston has hired Shannon McKenna, 36, to lead its family office service team.
She will develop and maintain relationships with clients who qualify for family office services.
Previously, Ms. McKenna was a principal and worked in the private-wealth-management practice at Shepherd Kaplan LLC of Boston.
Argent Financial Group Inc. of Ruston, La., has named Paul E. Oberst, 43, senior vice president and business development officer.
Based in Louisville, Ky., he will manage and develop relationships with existing and prospective clients.
Previously, Mr. Oberst was Louisville-based vice president of private banking for Fifth Third Bank of Cincinnati.
Axa Equitable Life Insurance Co. of New York has hired Beth Pasciucco, 51, as head of brand management and customer experience.
She will lead brand strategy, customer experience, advertising and marketing communications.
Previously, Ms. Pasciucco was the found-er of Pasciucco Consulting LLC of Boston.
fi360 Inc. of Pittsburgh has hired Jaleen W. Edwards, 55, as senior vice president of marketing in Denver.
Previously, she was a managing director at the Financial Planning Association of Denver.