Neuberger Berman said it named David Eckert to become the firm’s head of global head of infrastructure, effective June 1.
This is a newly created position for Neuberger Berman, an employee-owned money management firm with approximately $199 billion in assets.
Eckert, who brings 18 years of corporate technology and operations experience, joined Neuberger Berman from ING, where he was global chief operating officer/chief information officer (CIO) for its investment management and insurance business.
At Neuberger Berman, Eckert, 45, will report to Andrew Komaroff, COO, and work closely with the existing senior leadership of the firm’s information technology and operations groups.
“David Eckert brings deep and highly relevant experience to Neuberger Berman, supporting our mission of partnering with clients to achieve their unique investment objectives,’’ commented Komaroff, in the release. “Our strong IT and operations capabilities have been critical to our success and we are eager for David to build upon this strength in this newly created role.”
Commenting on his new position in today's release, Eckert said: “I am excited to join a firm with a rich history as a pure-play asset management firm. Neuberger Berman understands that the back office is really the front office—that investing in IT and operations capabilities bears directly on a firm’s ability to deliver for clients.”
Before joining ING in 2008, Eckert spent 15 years in a series of increasingly responsible operations and technology roles with JP Morgan Chase, rising to chief information officer for its investment management business.
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