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D. E. Shaw names new CFO


D. E. Shaw has hired Christopher Zaback from Sandelman Partners to serve as a managing director and the firm’s new chief financial officer.

Zaback replaces Stuart Steckler, a managing director and member of D. E. Shaw’s executive committee, who will continue to be responsible for the firm’s overall infrastructure, including the firm’s finance, back office, administration, legal and compliance functions. The change is part of an effort by the firm to focus on strategy and internal initiatives.

Prior to joining D. E. Shaw, Zaback worked as co-chief operating officer for Sandelman, having previously served as that firm’s chief financial