Imperial Finance & Trading (Imperial), a provider of premium finance for life insurance, life settlements, and structured settlements, has appointed David Sasso as director of investor relations, effiective immediately reporting to Antony Mitchell, chairman and CEO.

Recently, Sasso worked as a senior consultant with several small cap growth companies at American Capital Ventures.

Sasso was also vice president at Transax International in Florida and managingdDirector at MKTG Services in New York.

Prior to Transax and MKTG Services, he became managing director at KCSA Public Relations Worldwide, overseeing multi-million dollar budgets and assisting small cap companies in building their investor relations efforts.

Earlier in his career, Sasso worked with The Abernathy MacGregor Group, a boutique financial communications firm, as well as Merrill Lynch & Co as a debt marketing associate, both in New York.

Imperial Finance & Trading chairman and CEO Antony Mitchell said as we recently completed our initial public offering, we understand the importance in creating a comprehensive investor relations program.

"We are committed to providing current and potential investors, analysts and the financial media with timely and detailed information about our company," Mitchell said.