NYC Comptroller names Alex Doñé head of private equity program

  • Doñé has led the private equity emerging managers program for more than two years
  • Comptroller’s office declined to disclose Doñé’s salary as PE head
  • Replaces former private equity chief Barry Miller 

The internal hire of Doñé from the New York City Bureau of Asset Management, part of the Comptroller’s office, ends a more than year-long search, Eric Sumberg, spokesman with the Comptroller’s office, confirmed Friday. Sumberg declined to divulge Doñé’s salary as private equity head.

Doñé joined the Bureau of Asset Management in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. At the agency, Doñé helped minority-owned businesses secure nearly $11 billion in contracts and capital, sister website peHUB reported. Doñé was appointed to that role by President Barack Obama.

Doñé started his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and also worked in KPMG’s corporate finance unit. He also worked at Clearlake Capital Group, according to a statement from the Comptroller’s office, where he was a consultant and retail industry special advisor from 2007 to 2009.

Doñé replaces former private equity chief Barry Miller, who worked under former Chief Investment Officer Larry Schloss. Miller left last year to join private equity secondaries shop Landmark Partners.

In May, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer tapped Scott Evans as chief investment officer of the pension system at an annual salary of $224,000. Evans was a 27-year veteran of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund.