State Street Global Advisors has appointed Michael Spellman as regional sales director, global cash, reporting to Barry F.X. Smith, senior managing director and global head of SSgA’s cash business.

Spellman joined SSgA from BlackRock, where he was director and national sales manager for cash management with responsibility for leading the field sales effort for the US financial institutions team. Earlier in his career, Spellman was director and head of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch distribution unit.

He began his career as an analyst with the institutional investment services group at Merrill Lynch.