Executive moves, week of Dec. 14, 2009

PIMCO taps Kashkari

Neel Kashkari

, a former Goldman Sachs banker who ran the government’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, has been tapped to head PIMCO’s new investment initiatives. Kashkari will work in the firm’s headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. He will help direct the firm’s expansion into new investment initiatives, including its equities business.

Braemar promotes DePasquale

Braemar Energy Ventures has promoted Scott DePasquale to partner. He joined the firm in March as a principal and executive-in-residence, after he served as senior vice president of GE Energy Financial Services.

Aggarwal switches over to Channel Group

Vijay Aggarwal

has joined The Channel Group and its BioMed Transition Partners affiliate as a partner. He previously was president and CEO of Aureon Laboratories Inc. New York-based Channel Group focuses on the life sciences and biomedical industries.

Golub gets Jamieson

Golub Capital hired Christina Jamieson as co-head of its broadly syndicated loan group alongside Mike Loehrke. Jamieson was previously portfolio manager and co-head of senior loans at Morgan Stanley/Van Kampen.

Commonwealth hires two associates

Commonwealth Capital Ventures, a Waltham, Mass.-based venture firm, hired J. Casey Gibbons and Joel J. Rodriguez as associates. Gibbons previously co-founded NextPlay, while Rodriguez was senior associate consultant at Bain & Co.

Riveron heads into Chicago with Apple

Riveron Consulting, a consulting firm serving private equity funds, expanded into the Chicago market with the hiring of Jason Apple as director of business development. Apple was previously senior vice president of business development for Houlihan Lokey.

NGP promotes Glick

Natural Gas Partners has promoted Craig Glick from principal to managing director and counsel. He joined the firm in 2008, after having been a managing director with NGP Midstream & Resources and was previously a co-founder of Kosmos Energy Holdings.

Providence adds Broshy

Eran Broshy

has joined Providence Equity Partners as a senior advisor. He previously was CEO of InVentive Health.