Executive moves, week of Oct. 29, 2007

Balderton adds Bonanzinga as partner

Roberto Bonanzinga

has joined Balderton Capital as a partner. He previously held senior positions, including CEO, with such companies as Jambaz, Jaiku, Mobango, Piczo, Woome and Pageflakes, a Balderton portfolio company. London-based Balderton was formerly affiliated with Benchmark Capital.

Trident hires Chopra as venture partner

Dipika Chopra

has joined Trident Capital as a venture partner. She will be based in New Delhi to focus on India’s domestic consumer services sector, such as media, technology, entertainment, retail and health care. Chopra previously worked in Silicon Valley as president of venture-backed Clubmom Inc.

Lehman promotes NY staffers

Lehman Brothers has promoted David Erickson to global head of equity capital markets, and Christopher Winchenbaugh to global head of debt capital markets. They both will be based in New York. Erickson previously was head of the U.S. equity capital markets business, while Winchenbaugh was co-head of U.S. debt capital markets.

Huang joins Vivo as EIR

James Huang has joined Vivo Ventures as an executive-in-residence. Huang will work with the firm’s existing portfolio companies and help expand its presence in Asia. Huang previously was president of drug company Anesiva.

Ruberg named CEO of portfolio company

David Ruberg

, a partner with Baker Capital, next month will become CEO of Interxion, a Baker portfolio company that provides carrier-neutral data centers and managed services in Europe. Ruberg has been chairman of the Interxion supervisory board since 2003, and will be succeeded in that role by Baker Capital founder John Baker. Founded in 1995, Baker Capital invests in digital communications and media.

Kuo to head Blackstone’s China push

Andrew Kuo

has joined The Blackstone Group as a Hong Kong-based managing director and vice chairman for Greater China activities. He previously served in a similar role for H&Q Asia Pacific and, before that, was with JP Morgan in Hong Kong.

Blackstone hires Rey

Francisco Rey

has joined The Blackstone Group as a senior managing director in the firm’s corporate advisory group. Rey, who will be based in London, previously spent 15 years with Merrill Lynch. While Francisco will focus on the European communications industry, he will also help expand the advisory practice in the sector to the Middle East and Asia and complement Blackstone’s efforts in media and technology.

Stage1 taps Hamilton as CFO

Ed Hamilton

has joined Stage1 Ventures as CFO. He previously has served as a general partner of Dover Medical Ventures and as CFO of North Bridge Venture Partners.