We are pleased to announce that Rich Babineau has joined Mediant as Director of Fund Solutions. In his new role, Rich will oversee the delivery of Mediant solutions to the fund industry that help clients achieve successful proxy outcomes and effective shareholder communications.Rich brings extensive experience in the proxy lifecycle to expand Mediant’s successful efforts into fund servicing. Most recently, he managed corporate issuer business development programs at Georgeson LLC, where he designed and executed successful solicitation strategies to support long-term corporate governance goals. Previously, he held several leadership roles in mutual fund proxy solicitation services. He has also held management roles at D.F. King & Co., leading call center operations for corporate issuer and mutual fund proxy campaigns, John Hancock Signature Services, where he managed shareholder and broker communications, and Putnam Investments, where he held various leadership roles over 10 years overseeing proxy campaigns, shareholder tax reporting, and shareholder and broker communications.
Rich is an active member of leading industry associations including: National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA), Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), Investment Company Institute (ICI), Society for Corporate Governance, and National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
He attended Northeastern University where he studied organizational leadership. He is also a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute sponsored by SIFMA and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Rich received a certificate of completion for the Corporate Governance Bootcamp Program from NYU School of Law.
“We are delighted to have Rich join the Mediant team,” said Sherry Moreland, President and COO. “Our success is driven by our talented and ambitious employees and Rich’s wealth of experience in the fund industry as well as his entrepreneurial drive will help position us for future growth.”
“I am excited to be onboard at a company that is agile, innovative and delivers exceptional technology to its clients,” said Babineau. “I am looking forward to working with the rest of the Mediant team to offer customized solutions to mutual funds, insurance companies and REITs that can help them achieve successful proxy outcomes and effective shareholder communications.”
For more information about Rich’s experience, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/rich-babineau