On the move, 6.13.2016


Midmarket private equity firm BV Investment Partners hired Stuart Brown as a partner. Previously, Brown served as managing director and head of the energy group at MHT Midspan. The firm also added Jerry Burgess, a founder and former CEO of Community Health Alliance of Tennessee, and Dev Chanchani, founder and former CEO of INetU, to its operating advisory board.

Carlyle Group confirmed that Olivier Sarkozy resigned from the firm and will serve as a senior adviser. Sarkozy joined Carlyle eight years ago and led the financial-services team. John Redett, a senior member of that team, and Brian Schreiber become co-heads of the global financial services team. Schreiber previously served as AIG’s chief strategy officer, deputy chief investment officer and global treasurer.

Carrick Capital Partners named Mike Salvino an operating partner, effective Sept. 6. Salvino currently is group chief executive of Accenture Operations.

KKR said Rob Yang joined as a managing director and head of Greater China in the real estate team. Yang will be based in Hong Kong. Yang joins KKR from Blackstone Group in Hong Kong, where he was a managing director in its real estate group.

The U.K. PE firm YFM Equity Partners named Colin Granger an investment director. In the post, Granger will focus on sourcing and closing deals in southern England. Previously, Granger worked at Milestone Capital, where he concentrated on the U.K. lower mid-market.


Aqua Terra Water Management LLC, which is backed by Bregal Partners, said President and CEO Mark Harris will retire in July. Harris will continue as an adviser to the company as chairman of Aqua Terra’s board of managers. Cory Hall becomes president and CEO. Hall founded CJ Energy LLC in 2004 and served as principal of CJ until it was sold to CCNG Energy Partners in 2013.

EagleView Technology Corp named Bill Bunker CEO, succeeding Chris Barrow. Bunker was previously CEO of ClarityHealth. EagleView also said Rishi Daga, executive vice president of commercial sales, was named president. EagleView is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners.

PeakEquity-Partners-backed G5 hired Patrick Davidson as chief operating officer. Davidson’s background includes leadership positions at Oracle and Vlocity in addition to founding Wanaka Properties LLC. Based in Bend, Oregon, G5 is a digital-marketing provider for the real estate industry.

Patheon, a Durham, North Carolina, provider of outsourced pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, named Michel Lagarde president. He previously served as a managing director at JLL Partners, where he was responsible for several of the firm’s portfolio companies, including Patheon. Lagarde stepped down from Patheon’s board.

Media and lifestyle company Playboy Enterprises, which is backed by Rizvi Traverse, named Ben Kohn interim CEO. Kohn remains a managing partner at Rizvi Traverse. Playboy’s former CEO, Scott Flanders, left the company to become CEO of eHealth. Flanders retains, however, his seat on Playboy’s board as well as his ownership stake.

Sterigenics International LLC, which is backed by Warburg Pincus and GTCR, named Michael B. Petras Jr. CEO. Petras succeeds Michael Mulhern, who was tapped executive chairman of Sterigenics. Most recently, Petras served as president of Cardinal Health Inc’s post-acute solutions businesses. Sterigenics provides contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes.


Business adviser Ankura Consulting Group added four members to the turnaround and restructuring practice in its New York office: M. Benjamin Jones and Roy Messing as senior managing directors and Kasey Rosado and Jerome Davis as managing directors.

CircleUp Network Inc appointed Jake Cabala head of institutional business. Cabala was previously a managing director at Park Hill Group.

Dave Cox was named chief services officer at eFront. Cox previously served as leader of operations for the sales, marketing and services group at software company FICO.

Equiteq named David Jorgenson CEO. He succeeds Paul Collins, who becomes chairman. Jorgenson joined Equiteq two years ago as global head of M&A. Other changes at Equiteq: Nicodemo Esposito was promoted to managing director, head of M&A and strategic advisory North America, while Alex White joins as managing director, head of M&A and strategic advisory Europe.

Technology and life-sciences law firm Fenwick & West will launch its New York office in June. Mark Stevens and PE chair Scott Joachim will lead the office, splitting their time between New York and Silicon Valley. Initial attorneys will include partners Daniel Brownstone (patents), Kristine Di Bacco (startups) and Ken Myers (M&A), as well as counsel Brian Hicks (startups).

Global law firm Orrick hired Betty L. Louie for its M&A and private equity practice in Rome. In her new role, Louie will focus on cross-border M&A and represent Chinese companies in investments in Italy and Europe. Previously, she worked at DLA Piper.

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC added attorneys Timothy J. Levy and Jessica L. Itzkowitz to its Philadelphia office as counsel and associate, respectively. Levy’s practice includes representing investors in venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions.

Yelena Maltser was elected a partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP, a New York law firm with practices in PE and VC. Maltser, whose practice focuses on structuring and forming private investment vehicles, is a member of the firm’s financial services and corporate groups.

Attorney Kevin M. Ryan joined the Chicago office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the finance and bankruptcy practice. Ryan, formerly of Winston & Strawn LLP, is tasked with expanding the firm’s alternative and bank finance practice.

Greg Roberts joined the Birmingham, Michigan, boutique financial advisory and business consultancy Van Conway & Partners LLC as senior managing director. Roberts has experience in restructuring and recapitalization in several industries. He was most recently executive director at Conway Mackenzie.