Morningstar has hired Peter Bryant to run business development for Australia and New Zealand.
In his new role, Bryant will lead the sales team responsible for data, research, and software solutions.
He replaces Phil Winter who is relocating back home to Chicago and will remain with Morningstar.
Bryant joins from Commonwealth Bank where he was most recently the general manager of advice services the bank's financial planning business.
Before that, he held executive roles in the wealth management business at Commonwealth Bank and The Trust Company.
Morningstar managing director Jamie Wickham said she was looking forward to Bryant joining at an exciting time for their Australian business.
Jamie Wickham, managing director of Morningstar Australasia, said as the firm approaches the second anniversary of the AdviserLogic software acquisition, it is focused on driving initiatives across its product portfolio to empower the success of advisers and individuals - and those that serve them.
"Peter is well known to many of us at Morningstar as a user of our research solutions; and has a strong alignment with everything we stand for investor centricity and high conviction in the importance of financial advice," she said.
"Quality financial advice is transformative. Through its range of solutions, Morningstar plays an important role in supporting advisers add value to their clients. I'm looking forward to helping the team deliver these solutions to Morningstar's clients," Bryant added.