John Browne has joined Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the energy and power sectors, as a managing director. He also will serve as managing partner of Riverstone Europe, for which he will open a London office. Browne is the former CEO of British Petroleum, and most recently was chairman of Apax Partners.
Jeb Bush has joined the private equity advisory board of Lehman Brothers. Bush is the former governor of Florida, and currently serves on the board of Tenet Healthcare.
Roel Campos, an outgoing SEC commissioner, reportedly has agreed to join Cooley Godward Kronish LLP as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Alain Carrier reportedly is leaving Goldman Sachs, where he had been a London-based managing director in the telecom, media and technology space. The Telegraph says that he will take a job in the Canadian government. Carrier has advised on such deals at NTL’s merger with Telewest and its takeover of Virgin Mobile.
Joseph DeAngelo resigned as chief operating officer of Home Depot (NYSE: HD). The move came as Home Depot closed the $8.5 billion sale of its HD Supply unit to three buyout firms, and DeAngelo is expected to work with the newly independent company.
Jeffrey Eaton, Daniel Vene and Thomas Knechtel have joined placement agent C.P. Eaton Partners. Eaton will focus on private equity and previously was a director in the natural gas structuring and commodities trading division of Constellation Energy Commodities Group. Vene will focus on real estate and previously was a principal with Allegiance Capital Partners. Knetchtel will focus on hedge funds and previously was a vice president at Channel Capital Group.
R. Jay Fortin has joined Patton Boggs LLP as a New York-based partner focused on transportation and project finance. He previously was with Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The Gladstone Cos. has promoted Blair Gertmenian to associate for private finance, and Erika Highland to associate for private finance/portfolio management.
Gold Hill Capital has promoted Rob Helm and Renee Anders to managing director and VP of finance, respectively. Helm joined the firm in 2004 from Silicon Valley Bank, while Anders came over in 2004 from Ernst & Young.
Christian Hollenberg has left Italian private equity fund Orlando Management, where he had been a founding partner.
Stefan Hollander and Caroline Rosenstand Moller have joined Danish private equity firm Axcel as associates. Hollander previously was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, while Moller had been a consultant with A.T. Kearney.
Tom Hunter has joined GormanThayer LLC as a partner. He previously was with KPMG as a managing director in the transaction services department. GormanThayer is a Philadelphia-based M&A and capital-raising advisory.
Jerry Johnson has joined RJL Equity Partners as a vice president focused on middle-market buyout and expansion equity opportunities. He previously was with American Capital.
Key Principal Partners has hired Nick Stone as a San Francisco-based director in charge of West Coast business development. He previously was a vice president of Chicago-based Northlight Capital and, before that, was a director with U.S. Capital.
Ken LeDeit and Lafe Vittitoe have left Comerica to join the Silicon Valley office of Square 1 Bank. LeDeit will serve as senior vice president of venture banking, while Vittitoe will serve as vice president of venture banking.
Pacific Growth Equities has promoted Chris Dodge to head of institutional sales. He joined the firm in 2002 from Robertson Stephens. John Coleman, who had run institutional sales for over a decade, has been named the firm’s vice chairman.
Lois Quam has joined Piper Jaffray as a managing director of alternative investments, in a newly created position responsible for opportunities in the cleantech and healthcare sectors. She will be based in Minneapolis and previously was in charge of UnitedHealth Group’s public and seniors businesses.
Standard & Poor’s said that president Kathleen Corbet has stepped down. She had worked at S&P for three years, and will be replaced by Deven Sharma, who has served as S&P’s executive VP of investment services and global sales since November.
Lawrence Thomas has joined Nixon Peabody LLP as counsel. He focuses on technology transactions, and will be based in Boston. He previously founded and managed a boutique law firm before joining Fidelity Investments and Investors Bank and Trust Company.
Terra Firma Capital Partners is planning a number of management changes at UK-based record company EMI Group, which it is expected to acquire next month. EMI chief executive Eric Nicoli and CFO Martin Stewart will both step down (Nicoli gets a £2.8 million golden parachute), with Terra Firma managing director Chris Roling taking over as COO and CFO. The CEO role will not be immediately filled. Fellow Terra Firma pro Ashley Unwin will become director of business transformation, with Terra Firma boss Guy Hands running a new supervisory board to which the EMI board would report. Roger Faxton, head of EMI’s music publishing business, will retain his current role and board seat.
Tonka Bay Equity Partners has promoted Shane Slominski to director. He joined the firm as a senior associate in January 2006 and has worked on such deals as Accu-Mold LLC, All-Flex Inc., and Circuit Check Inc.
TSM Capital has launched as a private equity firm focused on small luxury brands. The firm is run by former Bloomingdales CEO Marvin Traub, and recently acquired a minority stake in UK fashion house Matthew Williamson Holdings Ltd.
Bob Hall has joined Summit Partners as a Palo Alto, Calif.-based vice president. He previously was a consultant to Granite Ventures and, before that, was a product manager with Mahi Networks.
Ewald Walgenbach will step down as chief operating officer of Bertelsmann in order to join UK buyout firm BC Partners. The move is expected to become effective at year-end.
Craig Walters has joined Calvert Street Capital Partners as a vice president in the firm’s mezzanine group. He previously led the small-cap equity research group at Agora Financial.
Rick Ziwot is leaving HSBC, where he had been global head of structured credit products. He will be succeeded by Jeff Jakubiak, head of structured credit products for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Compiled by Dan Primack