Executive moves, week of Aug. 11, 2008

Share hops from Fortress to Moelis

Investment banking firm Moelis & Co. announced last week that it hired veteran private equity executive Greg Share to expand its buyouts practice, Moelis Capital Partners, based in New York. Share joins from Fortress Investment Group, where he was a managing director in the private equity group, most recently focusing on financial services and insurance investments. Prior to that he was with Madison Dearborn Partners and Lazard Freres & Co.

Moelis, founded by former UBS president Ken Moelis, serves as an advisor on major corporate transactions, including advising Yahoo Inc. in its negotiations with Microsoft and Anheuser-Busch Cos. in its acquisition by InBev NV, among other deals.

Berry digs in at Granite

Savinay Berry

has joined Granite Ventures as a vice president. He previously held associate positions with both JK&B Capital and MK Capital in Chicago. San Francisco-based Granite last closed a fund in 2005, when it raised $350 million to invest in early stage software and communications companies.

KKR hires former Edison CEO

John Bryson

, former chairman and CEO of the electric utility Edison International, has joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. as a senior advisor. He will focus on global infrastructure opportunities for the private equity firm.

Humphrey jumps into Wishpot, VC firm

Todd Humphrey has been named a venture partner with Monster Venture Partners and CEO of Monster portfolio company Wishpot. He previously was CEO of CleverSet, which was acquired earlier this year by ATG. Monster, a Bellevue, Wash.-based early stage investor, said that Humphrey will lead the firm’s consumer Internet practice. Monster was launched last year by entrepreneur and individual investor Rob Monster.

McIntosh on new path at Autodesk

Robert McIntosh

, a partner with ArrowPath Venture Partners, has left the Redwood City, Calif.-based firm to join software design company Autodesk, according to Private Equity Insider. McIntosh left ArrowPath about a month ago and shortly thereafter began working as a San Francisco-based director of business development with Autodesk.

His departure comes a few months after ArrowPath co-founder and Managing General Partner Tom Bevilacqua left to head over to VantagePoint Venture Partners. Both McIntosh and Bevilacqua remain listed on the ArrowPath website.

Palamon partners up

Jonathan Heathcote

has joined Palamon Capital Partners as a partner. He previously spent the past nine years with European Acquisition Capital. Palamon is a London-based mid-market private equity firm. It raised a $850 million fund in 2006.

SL Capital hires Ebersole

Jamie Ebersole

has joined SL Capital Partners as senior investment director for North America. He will be based in the Boston-based office of the funds of funds manager, which focuses on European and U.S.-based private equity funds. Ebersole previously ran the New York-based office of Allianz Private Equity Partners.

Goodall joins SVG Capital

Kate Goodall

has joined the investor relations team of SVG Capital, the largest investor into Permira’s funds. She was formerly vice president at Capital Dynamics, the specialist private equity asset manager. In 2007, Goodall founded the Private Equity Investor Relations Association.