Executive moves, week of Aug. 3, 2009

Hellman & Friedman’s Goldstein joining Treasury Department

Jeffrey Goldstein

, managing director of Hellman & Friedman, is expected to be named as President Obama’s choice for Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance, an official said early last week.

Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman, Goldstein served as chief financial officer of the World Bank from 1999 to 2004. His formal appointment to the Treasury post could come as soon as the middle of this week, the official said. He then must face a confirmation hearing and win approval by a vote in the U.S. Senate.

The undersecretary for domestic finance is a key role at the Treasury Department and is often a Wall Street go-between on key policy issues.

Hellman & Friedman is currently wrapping up fund-raising for Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, which has raised more than $6 billion to date. —Reuters

Mackenzie departs Polaris

Don Mackenzie

has left Polaris Venture Partners, where he has served for the past two years as chief financial officer. He previously was with Atlas Venture. No word yet on his future plans.

Andreessen Horowitz adds ex-Opsware execs

Newly launched venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has not released much information, as far as its public profile is concerned.

But thanks to LinkedIn, PE Week has learned that the firm has added at least two more to its staff: Scott Kupor, chief operating officer, and Shannon Callahan, director of human resources and recruiting. They join firm co-founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, and recently hired Associate Ronny Conway.

Kupor and Callahan are veterans of Opsware, the company that Andreessen co-founded and Horowitz ran before Hewlett-Packard bought it for $1.6 billion in 2007. Kupor stayed with HP after the acquisition as vice president and general manager of software-as-a-service, while Callahan stayed as director of human resources.

Caisse appoints new CIO

Rolan Lescure

has been named chief investment officer of the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers. He previously was CIO at France’s Groupama Asset Management.

The hiring is Caisse’s latest management move since it shook up its management ranks in April, shortly after reporting about $37 billion in losses in 2008 amid the global financial crisis.

Levensohn adds Sillers as GP

Scott Sillers

has joined Levensohn Venture Partners as a general partner focused on fund-raising, investor relations and operational administration. He previously was a vice president with Chicago-based Melvin Securities.

USVP promotes Maidenberg

U.S. Venture Partners has promoted Ted Maidenberg to the position of principal. Maidenberg joined USVP in 2006, with a focus on business- and consumer-facing software and services. He currently sits on the boards of Media6Degrees and Savings.com.

Bonderman joins GM board

David Bonderman

, co-founder of TPG Capital, has been named to the board of directors at General Motors, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Thingelstad joins Split Rock as EIR

Jamie Thingelstad

has joined venture capital firm Split Rock Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence. He is the former vice president and chief technology officer of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and, before that, was CTO of MarketWatch.

Evercore adds Burton

Mark Burton has agreed to join Evercore Partners as a senior managing director in the firm’s advisory unit. He previously was a vice chairman of Barclays Capital.