BMO Adds Director, Relationship Manager

BMO added a director and relationship manager to its team.

Bret Solnoki was appointed to director of national accounts, intermediary distribution; and Melody Rute was hired as relationship manager of BMO Retirement Services.

As head of BMO’s registered investment adviser (RIA) distribution efforts, a new position at BMO, Solnoki is responsible for raising awareness of BMO Global Asset Management’s mutual funds and separately managed account strategies among financial intermediaries. He reports directly to Mike Robinson, head of intermediary distribution for BMO Global Asset Management.

Before joining BMO, Solnoki held similar positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, JHS Capital Advisors Inc. and Seligman Investment Advisors Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Fairfield University and holds the CIMC and CIMA designations.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Rute joins BMO Retirement Services as a relationship manager, based out of the Madison, Wisconsin, office. Most recently she served as the manager of retirement plan services for SVA Plumb Financial. Rute earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She reports directly to Kurt Mueller, relationship manager at BMO Retirement Services.