December 15, 2009 – Executive leadership solutions firm Nosal Partners LLC has placed Ronald E. Naves as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, as well as Ruth Clay as SVP of human resources for Midland Credit Management, a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, Inc. in San Diego. Mr. Naves was most recently SVP of legal affairs for Gemstar – TV Guide International Inc. in Los Angeles. Ms. Clay was previously vice president of human resources – Capital One Services for Capital One Financial Corporation. The searches were conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO. Encore Capital Group engages in purchasing and managing charged-off consumer receivable portfolios. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and São Paulo, Nosal Partners delivers executive search, executive leadership development, and interim executive solutions.