Weisenseel will lead all global finance and reporting functions for the firm and report to AllianceBernstein's Chief Operating Officer, James A. Gingrich.
'John brings a wealth of experience from his years of managing corporate finance and treasury functions for multi-billion-dollar corporations, as well as deep industry knowledge from the time he's spent in trading and risk management', said Gingrich. 'We're thrilled to have a finance executive of his caliber join our senior management team'.
Weisenseel joins the firm from The McGraw-Hill Companies, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ofStandard & Poor'ssince 2007. Prior to Standard & Poor's, Weisenseel was McGraw-Hill's Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer. He has also served as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for Barnes & Noble, Inc., and in a variety of derivatives trading and financial positions at Citigroup. Weisenseel began his career as an accountant for KPMG LLP. He has a BBA in Accounting from Adelphi Universityand an MBA in Finance and Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Edward J. Farrell, who has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2011, will return full-time to his responsibilities as AllianceBernstein's Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.