Executive moves, week of Sept 8, 2008

Ex-Yahoo exec leaving 3i

Daniel Waterhouse

is leaving 3i Group, where he has spent the past 20 months as a London-based partner focused on digital media and technology opportunities.

In an email to friends and colleagues late last month, Waterhouse said that he was leaving 3i and that he’d be “resurfacing shortly with another venture capital firm.” No additional details were disclosed.

Waterhouse joined 3i at the beginning of 2006, after having spent six years in the corporate development department of Yahoo. While at 3i, his investments included BuyVIP (private online shopping community), Fotolog (photo blogging), Garlik.com (online identity management) and Carbonite.com (online PC backup).

Scanlin departs Battery Ventures

Mike Scanlin

is leaving Battery Ventures, less than two years after joining the firm as a partner in its Menlo Park, Calif.-based office.

In an email to colleagues and friends, Scanlin wrote: “After 16 years in five startups and six years of nonstop venture capital, I have decided to take a break. I will be leaving Battery to work on several much-deferred personal projects (among other things, I plan to increase my ranking on www.mosttraveledpeople.com)… I will send out new coordinates when I decide what I want to do next (most likely more VC, but after a nice break).”

Scanlin added that he plans to continue advising startups in the interim, and would refer deal flow to other VCs, including Battery.

Ratcliffe branches out to New Leaf

Liam Ratcliffe has joined New Leaf Venture Partners as a New York-based venture partner. He previously was with Pfizer as senior vice president and global head of clinical R&D.

NEA hires Mathers

Ed Mathers

has joined New Enterprise Associates as a partner, with a focus on biotech and specialty pharma opportunities. He previously was with MedImmune Inc. as executive vice president of corporate development and led MedImmune Ventures, the company’s venture capital subsidiary.

Spark lights up with Koyfman

Mo Koyfman

has joined Boston-based venture firm Spark Capital. Koyfman previously was COO of IAC/InterActiveCorp.’s Connected Ventures.

Cogent adds two

Bradley Critchell

and Andy Nick have joined secondaries investor Cogent Partners as a New York-based director and Dallas-based associate, respectively. Critchell previously was an investment banker with Credit Suisse. Nick had been with Citigroup Global Markets.

IVP boost staff

Elizabeth Bailey Weil

and Michael McLean have joined Institutional Venture Partners as a senior associate and associate, respectively. Weil was previously an analyst with Menlo Ventures. At IVP, she will focus on Internet and digital media opportunities. McLean previously was an investment banker with JPMorgan/ He will focus on the communications and wireless sectors for IVP.

Rimland joins Silverfern
Edward Rimland has joined The Silverfern Group as a managing director. He previously was a senior managing director in the M&A group at Bear Stearns.

Womack steps away from Vanderbilt
Carol Womack is leaving Vanderbilt University, where she serves as managing director of private market investments. She will join wealth management firm Diversified Trust Co., which was founded in 1994 by former Vanderbilt CIO Bill Spitz. The school has begun searching for a replacement.