Executive moves, week of Oct. 22, 2007

Larson heads to upstart Moelis

Kurt Larson

has decided to leave Cerberus to head up private equity activities for Moelis & Co., according to the Deal Journal. Moelis & Co. is the new boutique formed by former UBS I-banking head Ken Moelis.

Boyce joins AIG

John Boyce

has joined AIG Investments as a managing director and head of institutional sales. He previously was with GE Asset Management, as senior vice president responsible for the institutional investment business in the U.S., Middle East and Far East.

TPG taps Ng for Indonesia

Jerry Ng

has agreed to join TPG as head of Indonesia and a special advisor for Southeast Asia, effective Nov. 1. He most recently served as deputy president director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia. Before that, he was commissioner and deputy president director at PT Bank Central Asia, and held senior management positions in Citibank and in the Financial Services Division of the Astra International conglomerate from 1991 to 2000.

Thomas McNerney adds Aguiar

Eric Aguiar has joined Thomas McNerney & Partners as a partner focused on life sciences opportunities. He will be based in the firm’s Stamford, Conn., office. Aguiar previously was a managing director in the Boston and Princeton offices of HealthCare Ventures.

Dracon joins .406 lineup

Greg Dracon

was named principal of .406 Ventures, a Boston-based firm that was formed last year. He previously was a vice president with Core Capital Partners.

Trinity hires two EIRs

Amy Errett

and Nick Mehta have joined Trinity Ventures as entrepreneurs-in-residence. Errett previously served as CEO of Web property company Olivia.com. Mehta spent the past five years with Symantec Corp.

Fort Washington names investment manager

Robert Maederhas joined Fort Washington Capital Partners Group as an investment manager. He will be responsible for leading due diligence and investment analysis of underlying funds and direct co-investment opportunities. Maeder previously was an engagement manager at L.E.K. Consulting.

Bessemer promotes Garg

Bessemer Venture Partners

has promoted Devesh Garg to managing director. He joined the firm in 2003 as an operating partner, and is part of a nine-person team based in Mumbai. Bessemer recently closed a $1 billion fund that includes a $350 million earmark for Indian companies.

Kedrosky named senior fellow at Kauffman

Paul Kedrosky

has joined The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a senior fellow, where he will explore new programming opportunities for Kauffman in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital markets. He previously was executive director of the William J. von Liebig Center in San Diego, and continues to be a venture partner with Ventures West.

3i hires two in New York

Richard Relyea

and Andrew Olinick have joined 3i Group as New York-based vice presidents in the group’s growth equity team. Relyea previously was a principal with Halyard Capital, while Olinick was an associate with Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

Advent adds four

Advent International

has made four new hires to its Boston-based North American deal team. Mohammed Anjarwala, named principal, was previously with SFW Capital Partners and Bain Capital Partners. Nicholas Pike, associate, was formerly with the financial sponsors and leveraged finance groups of UBS Investment Bank. Chris Ryan, associate, previously was with The Parthenon Group. And Sarah Smith, associate, previously was with McKinsey & Co.

Oliver joins Edison

Darry Oliver

has joined Edison Venture Funds as CFO. He previously was a partner and CFO of CEO of Venture Fund.

Apax boosts Paris team

Apax Partners

has added three associates to its Paris-based team. Damien de Bettignies, formerly with McKinsey & Co., will focus on tech and telecom. Julien Gauthier, previously with Barclays’ Leverage Finance team, will focus on business and financial services. And Marc Philouze, previously with Pfizer, will focus on health care.