Mercer promotes Mustafa Faizani to head of US West market

Mercer, a human resources consulting and asset management firm, has promoted Mustafa Faizani to CEO of the US West market.

Based in Los Angeles, Faizani will be responsible for driving growth in the firm’s West region and expanding its ability to deliver quality client service, investment ideas, products, and solutions. He joins the US and Canada leadership team and will report to Pat Tomlinson, president, US and Canada.

Faizani has more than 25 years of experience in retirement and investment consulting, including 15 years at Mercer. He most recently served as leader of Mercer’s wealth business in the US West. Before that, Faizani was CEO for the firm’s India, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (IMETA) region.

“Mustafa is a dynamic leader with extensive consulting and leadership experience,” said Tomlinson. “Since the onset of the pandemic, he has been an integral part in helping clients navigate the changing business environment and enabling them to achieve sustained long-term performance. I am confident in his ability to build on Mercer’s strong foundation in key cities across our West market.”

Prior to joining Mercer in 2007 as a principal, he spent seven years at Union Bank of California, where he was a vice president for retirement plan services. Faizani started his career at Kerns Capital Management, where he was an investment consultant.

He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

“Organizations are facing increasing complexity from all directions; whether it’s attracting and retaining key talent in a tight labor market to navigating turbulent investment markets, the way our clients incorporate sustainability into their business strategy will determine their long-term success,” said Faizani.

The New York-headquartered firm earlier this year hired Holly Verdeyen to lead its US defined contribution practice.

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