Financial technology firm Barra, Inc. has promoted one of its EVPs to president and rehired its former COO, who departed two-and-a-half years ago for the dot-com world. Aamir Sheikh has been promoted from EVP to president, assuming those duties from Kamal Duggirala, the firm's CEO. Robert Honeycutt has resumed his former post as COO.
Sheikh, who came to Barra in 1994 from the finance faculty of Indiana University, has helped develop the firm's enterprise risk management business. Honeycutt originally joined Barra in 1992 from Hambrecht & Quist Inc., where he was a VP of corporate finance. In 1999, he left Barra to join Quote.com as CEO. After the firm was sold to Lycos, Inc., Honeycutt became president and CEO of Buylink Corp. The firm's Web site lists Richard Hirschberg as his replacement there as CEO.