Mona Hanes one of the most competent people I know is appointed as President of AST Equity Plan Solutions (AST LINK)

Posted by Dan / on 03/15/2010 / 0 Comments


AST EPS made a great move by appointed an individual who is both incredibly skilled and supremely qualified to be their new President.  The details are below, but I have my own point of view on this.  I have been in the equity compensation world for more than 15 years and know literally hundreds of great professionals.  Mona Hanes is one the very best of the bunch.

While I was as surprised at the recent resignation of Uri Kaufthal, AST EPS certainly made the right step to move forward. I have known Mona for several years. She is bright and passionate about providing excellent products and services to her clients.  I am sure she will carry this attitude into her new role.  I truly look forward to seeing the impact she has on this industry.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (“AST”) announced today that Mona Hanes, former senior vice president of new business, has been appointed president of AST Equity Plan Solutions (EPS), a division of AST. The role was previously held by Uri Kaufthal, who resigned to pursue other interests.

“Having worked with Mona over the past year and a half, I am confident that she is the right person to work with us as we launch the AST LINK brand globally.”

Hanes has a long-standing background in equity compensation; she was the Vice President of Business Development at Wachovia’s Shareholder Services group for 12 years until the unit was acquired in 2006 by AST. During her tenure, she was instrumental in developing innovative products to respond to companies in a rapidly growing global environment. One such product is Share Save, designed for non-U.S. based companies with employees in the U.S.

Mark Healy, president and CEO of AST, notes, “Mona brings great experience and a solid knowledge of equity compensation to this role. Her detailed understanding of systems and operations and excellent relationship building skills make her a natural for this key role in our organization.”

John McMurtrie, Managing Director of LINK Market Services, adds, “Having worked with Mona over the past year and a half, I am confident that she is the right person to work with us as we launch the AST LINK brand globally."

AST services over 2,800 public companies and maintains shareholders’ records for approximately 6,000 issues. AST is part of a global network of transfer agent and employee plan providers known as the LINK Group.

AST provides comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan solutions including dividend disbursing, dividend reinvestment plans, restricted stock plans, stock option and employee stock purchase plan administration, proxy services, closed-end fund services and all types of corporate actions. Debt services include escrow agent, corporate trustee, and investment management services.

AST was founded in 1971 as the American Stock Transfer & Trust Company and is headquartered in New York, NY.



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