BankUnited announced the appointment of Kevin Malcolm as senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective Sept. 14.

In his role, Malcolm will be responsible for overseeing BankUnited’s legal and compliance functions. He will fill the position currently held by Michael Alford, who is leaving the financial industry to pursue his ordination as a priest in the Episcopal church.

Malcolm comes to BankUnited from VeriFone, where he served as vice president, head of legal for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was general counsel and vice president business and legal affairs for Curb Mobility, a payments, mobility, and digital media technology company based in New York City.