PEOPLE - FINANCIAL

PEOPLE - FINANCIAL

CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE (New York) - Robert E. Martin Jr. was named general manager of the bank's acquisition finance group.

He was assistant general manager.ECOM CONSULTANTS (New York) - Ellie Freedman was named a senior account executive for this international investor relations and corporate communications firm.

She specializes in media and investor relations services for real estate, transportation, finance and environment-related companies. She was account executive at the Equity Group.