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Highmark Taps a New Sales Honcho
Highmark Capital has signed on Kevin Rowell as the managing director for it Highmark Funds. Rowell joins the firm from Hennessy Funds were he was president. He is also a former top executive at Pioneer Funds Distributors and Safeco Mutual Funds.
Rowell reports to Earle Malm, president and CEO of Highmark Capital, and will be based in the firm's San Francisco headquarters.
He is responsible for Rowell is retail distribution for HighMark Capital Management, including oversight of the HighMark Funds’ national wholesaling and marketing teams, third-party distributor and legal team.
He replaces retiring Greg Knopf, who is retiring after 22 years at Highmark Funds.
"We are confident that Kevin will build on Greg’s prior success as we work to grow our mutual fund business and our distribution capability," stated Malm. "We are confident that Kevin will build on Greg’s prior success as we work to grow our mutual fund business and our distribution capability."
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