PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS
Arsenal Capital Partners named BG Porter an industry and operations partner and John DiGiovanni a principal. Porter most recently was CEO of Studer Group, consultant to hospitals in the U.S. and abroad. DiGiovanni was a principal at Baird Capital Partners.
Pantheon: Partner Robin Bailey was appointed chief operating officer. Imogen Richards, global head of investment structuring and strategy in London, and Kevin Dunwoodie, of the secondaries investment team in San Francisco, were named partners.
Apex Group named Emmanuel Tuffuor head of PE business development for the Americas and global head of tax. He previously was a partner at KPMG.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice named Gregory Lai as a partner. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Lai worked in Citigroup‘s investment banking division.
Brightstar Capital Partners hired Reidar Brekke as a senior partner and Jarrett Arkin as a vice president.
Charlesbank Capital Partners: Darren Battistoni joined as a managing director. Battistoni is founding partner of Pamplona TMT.
Siris Capital Group named Joe Cozzolino an executive partner. He previously was a senior vice president and worldwide general manager at Cisco Services.
Global Holdings: Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating joined the board of the account and payment processing provider for the consumer debt settlement industry. Global Holdings is a portfolio company of New State Capital Partners. Keating is a partner with Holland & Knight‘s financial-services team.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, the Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, maker of bakery and dessert products, named Ryan Malone chief marketing officer and Wendy Webb Williams chief legal officer. Malone most recently was senior director of marketing at McCain Foods USA while Williams led the law department for North America and Europe at Mead Johnson Nutrition. Sara Lee is backed by Kohlberg & Co.
Apttus, backed by Thoma Bravo, named Omer Rafatullah chief legal officer. he previously was a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
Element 78 Advisors, the Oak Brook, Illinois, adviser to PE firms and portfolio companies, promoted George Miralaeff and Scott Netzley to director.
Winston & Strawn added two partners to the law firm’s New York PE division: Ryan Walden, who represents PE funds and their portfolio companies; and Ilya Bubel, who focuses on M&A and other business transactions on behalf of PE sponsors and other investors, as well as public and private companies across various industries.
Campbell Lutyens hired Fred Han as a principal. Han most recently was a principal at Park Hill Group.
Perella Weinberg Partners named six partners: John Rusty D’Anna, Jason D. Forschler, Jeffrey P. Knupp, Alexander T. Tracy, James R. Wappler and Benjamin G. Wilcox.
Rockefeller Capital Management: Anthony Grosso joined as a managing director to establish the firm’s San Francisco office. Grosso spent 15 years as a managing director at Merrill Lynch, where he was a senior leader of the venture-services group.
Star Mountain Capital, an investment manager focused on the U.S. lower-middle market, named Michael Glennon a vice president. His background includes stints at Blackstone and Marakon. He also was a White House economic associate focused on policy, research and political appointments.
Partners Capital promoted Kamran Moghadam and Suzanne Streeter to partner. Moghadam joined the London office in 2013 while Streeter joined the Boston office in 2015. The firm, an investment office acting for endowments, foundations and ultra-high-net-worth families in Europe, North America and Asia, also plans to open a West Coast office in San Francisco in July. Sudharshan Murugesu, who joined the firm in 2013, will lead the office. Prior to joining Partners Capital, Murugesu worked at Bain Capital, Marshall Wace and Vantage Investment Management.
Investment Management Corp of Ontario appointed Nicole Musicco senior managing director for private markets. Based in Toronto, Musicco will be responsible for advancing IMCO’s private markets’ strategy, establishing partnerships, and sourcing investment opportunities. She joins IMCO from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where she most recently was a senior managing director and head of public equities.
Partners Group promoted five executives to partner and five to managing director. The five new partners are Christopher Bone, head of private debt Europe, London; Mike Bryant, co-head private real estate, London; Guido Koch, co-head client solutions Europe, Zug; Kim Nguyen, head of private equity Europe, Zug, and Christian Unger, co-head, operating directors and governance, Zug.
Aurora Capital, the Los Angeles PE firm, promoted Randy Moser and Andrew Wilson to partner from principal.
J.F. Lehman promoted Glenn M. Shor to partner and David F. Thomas to principal. Both joined the middle-market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors in 2010. Before joining the firm, Shor worked in D.E. Shaw‘s PE group while Thomas was an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse in the M&A group.
First Reserve promoted Paul Steen to director from vice president.
Pantheon: Imogen Richards, global head of investment structuring and strategy in London, and Kevin Dunwoodie, of the secondaries investment team in San Francisco, were named partners.
Arsenal Capital Partners promoted Robbie Cahill to vice president and Taylor Holland to senior associate.
Olympus Partners promoted Matthew Boyd to principal. Boyd joined the Stamford, Connecticut, private equity and venture firm in 2011 as an associate.
Brightstar Capital Partners promoted Renee Noto to president, Matthew Allard to partner and Ronak Amin, Ross Kilroy and Lindsey Tannenbaum to principals.
Geneva Glen Capital promoted Greg Irons to senior associate and named Jack Kelly an associate. Irons joined GGC in 2016. Kelly previously was an associate at Lincoln International.
Tailwind Capital promoted Brian Berkin and Andrew Mayer to partner and Will Fleder to managing director. Berkin joined the middle-market private equity firm in 2017, Mayer in 2012 and Fleder in 2011.