On the move, 4.3.2017 – Pritzker Group gets new CIO


Angelo, Gordon & Co’s middle-market lending subsidiary, Twin Brook Capital Partners, hired Garrett Ryan as a partner and head of capital markets. Ryan previously was managing director of debt capital markets at Fifth Third Bank.

Bridge Growth Partners named Steve Mills a senior adviser. Mills is former executive vice president of IBM Software and Systems.

Brock Capital Group hired Peter Rockefeller as a managing director. Rockefeller previously worked at G2 Investment Group.

CityView, the Los Angeles investment management and development firm focused on urban multifamily real estate in the western and southwestern U.S., hired George L. Ochs as a senior vice president and head of investor relations. Ochs had been a managing director at JPMorgan Asset Management.

Fengate Real Asset Investments tapped Justin Catalano managing director and head of private equity. Catalano previously was director of infrastructure at Fengate.

H.I.G. CapitalDaniel Nader joined as a principal of the H.I.G. Latin America team. Prior to H.I.G., Nader was a partner at GP Investments Real Estate.

Perella Weinberg Partners named Walter Isaacson an advisory partner. In addition to the new role, Isaacson will remain on the firm’s advisory board. The appointment will become effective at year-end, when Isaacson steps down as president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Isaacson is the former chairman and CEO of CNN and the ex-editor of Time magazine.

Revolution LLC named J.D. Vance a partner. Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.” In addition to his new appointment, Vance will “remain engaged” at Mithril Capital Management.

TowerBrook Capital Partners appointed Walter Weil and Ron van Loo  senior principals and Jeroen Bischops a principal. Weil joined the New York office while van Loo and Bischops joined the London office.


AllOver Media, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, named Bill Corvalan vice president of West Coast brand partnerships. Corvalan previously was a managing director of brand partnerships at Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group. AOM is the Minneapolis alternative out-of-home advertising platform.

CreativeDrive, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, appointed Myles Peacock CEO. Peacock previously was president for the Americas, global brand leader and original worldwide chief operating officer and co-founder at Omnicom Group‘s global implementation and production agency. CreativeDrive is the New York content-production company.

CURT Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, named Roch Lambert CEO. He is former chairman and CEO of RBH/Beneteau Group. CURT is the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, provider of towing products and aftermarket truck accessories.

Envysion, backed by Parthenon Capital Partners, appointed Calvin Quan CEO. Quan first joined the company in August 2015 as chief financial officer. Envysion is a provider of video-based business-intelligence software.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co, named Michael J. Deitemeyer CEO and a director. Deitemeyer is former president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. Interstate operates hotels and convention centers worldwide.

SoFi, the online lender, named Mike Bingle, Steven Freiberg and Robert L. Joss to the board. Bingle is a managing partner and managing director at Silver Lake; Freiberg is former CEO of E-Trade Financial, and Joss is former CEO of Westpac Banking Corp. SoFi’s backers include Silver Lake.

Twin-Star International, the Delray Beach, Florida, maker of electric fireplaces and home furnishings, appointed Lori Gonzalez CEO. Gonzalez had been general manager of the Jarden Consumer Solutions subsidiary of Newell Brands. Twin-Star is backed by Z Capital Partners.


Cantaloupe Systems, the San Francisco provider of software for the vending industry, named Robert Niehaus to the board. Niehaus is founder and chairman of GCP Capital Partners.

Citco Group of Cos appointed Barbara Flusk senior executive vice president and head of real estate fund services. Flusk most recently was senior vice president of financial operations at Clarion Partners.

Crystal & Co, the New York national insurance broker, named Michael Patrick  executive director. Patrick previously was managing director at Arthur J. Gallagher’s Gallagher Equity Advisors.

Gen II Fund Services, a private equity fund administrator, named Shawn McMenimen a senior managing director. McMenimen previously was a managing director of PE fund administration and limited partner performance and analytics in the alternative-investment-solutions division of State Street.

Mayer Brown hired Mae Rogers as a partner for its banking and finance practice. Rogers’s practice focuses mostly on leveraged finance, which includes advising PE funds and their portfolio companies. Rogers previously was with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

NES Financial, the San Jose, California, fintech company, appointed Bill Salus to its PE advisory board. Salus is founder and CEO of Paddock Consultancy.

PEF Services, a fund administrator for alternative investment managers, tapped Tony Olivo director of business development. Olivo previously held sales leadership and senior account management roles at Phoenix American Financial Services.


Genstar Capital promoted Katie Solomon to managing director of talent management, Melissa Dickerson to chief financial officer and managing director of operations and Ben Marshall to principal. Solomon joined the mid-market PE firm in 2011 while Dickerson came on board in 2004. Marshall was originally hired in 2010 and then rejoined Genstar in 2014.

Pritzker Group Asset Management promoted Terra Fuller to chief investment officer. Fuller joined the firm in 2014 as director of research. Prior to joining Pritzker Group, Fuller was senior vice president and head of hedged equity with Mesirow Advanced Strategies.

Riverside Co promoted Joe Manning and Steven Spiteri to partner. Manning works out of the firm’s Cleveland’s office while Spiteri is based in Melbourne, Australia.