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Investment firm names new COO

BOSTON — Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, has named Robert Paglia COO. Paglia will focus on the oversight of Gordon Brothers Group's operating, financial planning, human resource, administrative, corporate marketing, and information technology functions in support of the firm's global platform of integrated operating and capital solutions, the company reported.

Paglia joined Gordon Brothers Group in 2008, and most recently served as CFO and chief administrative officer. He has more than 35 years in both public accounting and industry as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Executive Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, LLC and Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting. He is a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and member of the board of overseers for Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Paglia received his MBA from Columbia University and his Bachelor's degree from Boston College.