International Money Express (Intermex), a money remittance services company, announced the appointment of Ernesto Luciano as the company’s new general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Luciano will assume administrative and compliance responsibilities from Jose Perez-Villarreal, the company’s current chief administrative and compliance officer who will be retiring later this month.

With 20 years of legal experience, Luciano comes to Intermex from Kaplan Higher Education, where he was the vice president & associate general counsel since 2016. While at Kaplan, he led a legal team dealing with a vast array of complex commercial transactions, in which he developed business-oriented legal solutions for internal business clients. Prior to Kaplan, Luciano was general counsel for Verizon Media’s U.S. Hispanic and Latin American division and held senior legal positions with HBO, Gilat Satellite Networks, and TBS, among others.