Variant Investments has named Kristi Combs as COO, a new position.
Combs joined Portland, Ore.-based Variant on Oct. 30 and is part of the firm’s management team that consists of Bob Elsasser, Curt Fintel and J.B. Hayes, principals and co-founders.
Before joining Variant, Combs was managing director and head of client relations at Greycourt & Co., Inc., an independent financial advisory firm serving family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Earlier, she was director of marketing for CTC Consulting, Inc. and a key accounts manager at Schwab Institutional.
Variant’s client assets have increased to more than $3 billion as of Oct. 31, 2023, from $2.3 billion at year-end 2022, and this year alone the firm has expanded its team to 24 from 15. In addition to Combs, the following employees joined Variant in October:
Joe Forgione, senior vice president, risk management
Lauren Bean, vice president, forensic audit