RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JGWPT Holdings, LLC (“JGWPT”) has promoted Stephen Kirkwood to General Counsel and Executive Vice President. JGWPT is comprised of the J.G. Wentworth companies, based in Radnor, PA and the Peachtree Financial Solutions family of companies, based in Boynton Beach, FL. The specialty finance companies are nationally recognized as leading buyers of illiquid financial assets. (www.jgwpt.com)
“We are pleased to promote from within the organization as we have a very strong and skilled legal team,” said David Miller, JGWPT Chief Executive Officer. “Over the last 13 years in the Peachtree legal department, Stephen has demonstrated strong thought leadership and brings to the table a keen knowledge of financing the business, skills in the practical aspects of business launches and operational elements and strong abilities in resolving complex litigation.”
Prior to his most recent promotion, Mr. Kirkwood was Associate General Counsel for Peachtree Financial Solutions, and shortly after the merger with the J.G. Wentworth companies he became Deputy General Counsel of JGWPT Holdings, LLC. “Stephen is a rising star within in our organization, and his team will be pivotal as we continue to expand our core businesses as well as launch new products and services for our customers,” remarked Mr. Miller.
In addition to his role as General Counsel where he will be supervising legal operations and leading the corporate legal strategies, Stephen will serve as Corporate Secretary of JGWPT.
A native of Auburn, New York, Mr. Kirkwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College and later earned his law degree from the Albany Law School of Union University. Stephen will be relocating to Radnor, Pennsylvania in the near future.
About the JGWPT Companies: JGWPT Holdings, LLC, based in Radnor, PA., and Boynton Beach, FL., through its specialty finance subsidiaries, is a leading buyer of deferred payments from illiquid financial assets such as structured settlements and fixed annuities. Since 1992, JGWPT’s subsidiary companies and their predecessors have purchased more than $7 billion of future payment obligations from consumers.