Los Angeles — Westwood Financial, a retail real estate investment firm, has promoted Lauren Ball and Juyuan Wei to the company’s C-suite. Ball will take on the role of chief operating officer, with Wei appointed chief financial officer. Ball and Wei joined the Los Angeles-based company in 2021 and 2018, respectively, previously serving as senior vice president and head of leasing and senior vice president of finance and accounting. The two will support Chief Executive Officer Mark Bratt. “A good portion of our ongoing success is due to these leaders’ impressive depth of knowledge in their respective fields, excellent work ethic and strong leadership skills,” says Bratt.