James Rooney

James Rooney

Corient Capital Partners LLC, a Newport Beach wealth management firm with $1.8 billion in assets under management, said it hired James "Jamie" A. Rooney to a new position as chief executive officer.

Rooney was previously chief executive at Seattle-based wealth manager Freestone Capital Management, which manages $3.8 billion.

Corient, which was founded in 2015, now has 15 employees. It is a client of Dynasty Financial Partners, a New York-based firm that provides support to independent registered investment advisers.