Dirk Jungé Remains Chairman
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania (October 11, 2012) – The Board of Directors of Pitcairn Company announced today the appointment of its President, Leslie C. Voth, as Chief Executive Officer of this leading family office, succeeding Dirk Jungé, who continues as Chairman.
Voth, 55, a 19-year veteran of Pitcairn, was instrumental in implementing the firm’s industry-leading open architecture strategy and has spearheaded several operational changes that have contributed to the success of both the firm and its clients.
Jungé, a family office industry innovator and leader for 35 years, presided over an era of unprecedented change in the financial markets as well as the Pitcairn business model. He was the driving force behind the transformation of Pitcairn from a single family office into a national, multi-family office 25 years ago.
Commenting on Voth’s appointment as CEO, Jungé said: “Governance and succession planning have been a hallmark of my ongoing advice to the high net worth families that we serve. By tapping my close business partner, Leslie Voth, Pitcairn provides for an orderly transition and maximum continuity of our own business going forward. Leslie is without doubt one of the most capable executives serving the family office space.”
As Pitcairn’s new CEO, Voth explained: “I will always value Dirk’s experienced counsel. Our relationship is one of collaboration, dedicated to providing the best possible thinking and service to the families we advise. As CEO,” Voth added, “I look forward to a new era of strategic growth, both domestic and global, spurred by the rapidly evolving changes in culture, technology, and communications.”
Voth was appointed to her previous position as president and COO in 2008, after having been a member of Pitcairn’s senior management team since 1996. She has been directly responsible for overall corporate planning and strategic growth, while overseeing all client relationships. She has played a key role in Pitcairn’s growth including advancement of the firm’s pioneering 100 percent open architecture investment platform, and development of a total wealth management strategy that is now utilized by the firm’s clients.
Prior to joining Pitcairn, Voth was vice president of the Meritor Financial Group for nine years. She is a graduate of Wheaton College, resides in the Philadelphia area, and is involved in many groups that support the arts.
Pitcairn is one of the world’s leading family offices. Dedicated to helping families sustain and grow their substantial, often complex financial assets, Pitcairn also supports the unique heritage of its clients across multiple generations. The firm is recognized as an innovator and global leader in the family office industry since its inception in 1923. Today, Pitcairn continues to redefine the family office experience for generations of the world’s wealthiest families. Headquartered in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, the firm also has offices in New York and Washington, DC as well as a network of resources around the world.
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