Executive moves, week of Nov. 9, 2009

Allied senior exec emerges at Ares

In late September, Rob Long was let go as head of Allied Capital’s asset management group, as the struggling business development corporation attempted to sell its assets. Now that Allied has sold the entire company to Ares Capital, Long has popped up, somewhat unsurprisingly, at Ares.

Long is working at Ares Capital, according to a research report from Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

Ares did not return a call for comment.

The Stifel Nicolaus report says that the move is a positive sign for the Allied-Ares merger, as it is a sign that Long, who knows where “the bodies are buried,” was likely involved in the deal’s due diligence.

Furthermore, the report states that Long will help Ares in its loan extension negotiations.

No word from the firms on the sales of certain assets, which were on the block before the merger was announced, including the sale of Callidus Capital.

Long joined Allied Capital in 2002 and has been a member of the firm’s investment committee. His father, Robert E. Long, has been a director on Allied’s board since 1972, according to Forbes magazine. —Erin Griffith

Myers to advise on energy deals

Franklin Myers

has joined Paine & Partners as an operating advisor, with a focus on energy investment opportunities. The private equity firm is based in Foster City, Calif., and operates offices in New York and Chicago. Myers is a former advisor and senior executive with Cameron International Corp.

Health care firm boosts staff

SV Life Sciences has hired two new venture partners: Patrick Ryan, former managing director of Clark Street Ventures, and Jim Wachtman, former president and COO of Laser Vision Centers.

Genstar Capital gets Strong

Hal Strong

, former vice chairman of Russell Investments, has joined Genstar Capital as an operating executive. He will focus on the asset management and financial services sectors.

Kirtland Capital shifts staff

Kirtland Capital Partners has named Tom Littman president and senior partner. John Nestor will become chairman, while maintaining his roles as CEO and senior managing partner. Littman joined Kirtland in 1995, while Nestor joined in 1986.

Warburg Pincus hires advisor

Donald Layden

, former general counsel of Metavante Corp. and president of Metavante International Group, has joined Warburg Pincus as an advisor.