Barry Allen has joined Providence Equity Partners as a senior advisor, focused on the telecom industry. He previously was with Qwest Communications, as executive VP of operations.

John Andrews has agreed to join hedge fund manager Citadel Investment Group, after having served as head of investor relations for Goldman Sachs. The move is believed to a precursor to Citadel filing to go public.

Atlantic-Pacific Capital, a private equity placement agency, has hired five senior staffers. They are: Robert Bibow, London-based partner, previously with Bluewater Ventures Ltd.; Brad Barsily, Greenwich, Conn.-based principal, previously director of capital markets for Connell Finance Co.; Hugh Bingham, London-based principal, previously a director with HSBC Alternative Investments; Stephen Salyer, Greenwich-based vice president, previously a VP with Probitas Partners; and Robin Latour, San Francisco-based vice president, previously with Credit Suisse’s private fund group. Atlantic-Pacific also has made four junior hires: Richard Awbery (Associate – London), Eric Dyer (Associate – Greenwich), Yi Yi Sun (Associate – Greenwich), and Cham Dhaliwal (Analyst – London).

Musab Balbale and Andrew Doyle have joined Summit Partners as Boston-based vice presidents. Balbale previously was an associate with Sterling Partners, while Doyle worked in the real estate private equity group of Morgan Stanley.

Edward Banks and Ian Ferguson have joined Evercore Partners as London-based senior managing directors in the firm’s Advisory unit. Banks previously was a managing director on the UK M&A team of JPMorgan Cazenove, while Ferguson was with Merrill Lynch as a managing director focused on the aerospace, engineering and defense sectors.

Janet Brooks has joined the London affiliate of Monument Group Inc., a Boston-based private equity placement agent, effective next month. She has spent the past 15 years with UK middle-market firm ECI Partners.

The Carlyle Group has added six senior investment pros to its Global Financial Services Group, which will invest in sectors like banking and insurance. They are: Sandy Warner, senior advisor, former chairman of JPMorgan Chase; David Moffett, senior advisor, former vice chairman and CFO of U.S. Bancorp; Randal Quarles, managing director, former undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury for domestic finance; John Redett, principal, former vice president of financial institution for Goldman Sachs; A. Reed Deupree, vice president, former research analyst with Legg Mason Capital Management; R. Keith Taylor, vice president, former vice president of financial institutions with Goldman Sachs.

Carty Chock has joined Arsenal Capital Partners as a principal. Chock was previously with JPMorgan Partners, where he focused on the financial services sector.

Ezra Field is joining Roark Capital as a managing director. He previously was with ACI Capital Co.

Mark Hanson has joined PNC Equity Partners as an associate. He previously was a senior analyst with Stonebridge Associates.

David Hernand has joined the Century City office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner focused on tech M&A. He previously was a partner with Latham & Watkins.

Kurt Hilzinger has resigned as chief operating officer of drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC), in order to take a job with an undisclosed private equity firm.

Simon Hirtzel has joined European venture debt firm Kreos Capital as chief operating officer. He previously was with PA Consulting Group, where he most recently served as CFO.

Craig Jarchow has joined Pine Brook Road Partners as a managing director. He previously was a director with First Reserve Corp. and, before that, was with Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA).

Henry Jennings and Matthew McFall have joined Lockton Cos., as members of its Private Equity Client Advisory practice. Jennings will be a London-based senior vice president and global practice leader, after previously having served in similar positions with Integro and Aon’s M&A group. McFall will work out of San Francisco, and previously was with Diversified Risk Insurance Brokers.

Claude Lamoureux will retire as president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan at the end of 2007. He will be succeeded by Jim Leech, who currently runs Teachers’ Private Capital, the system’s private equity arm. Leech’s successor has not yet been named.

Mary Ma has joined TPG as a partner and managing director, with a focus on activities in China. She previously was chief financial officer of PC maker Lenovo, which counts TPG among its shareholders.

Lim Meng Ann has joined Actis as a partner in charge of activities in China. Meng Ann previously was an executive vice president with GIC Special Investments, where he was responsible for China. Actis has invested over $100 million in China over the past year.

Reginald Mills has agreed to join Credit Suisse as a managing director and head of European equity private placements. He previously spent six years with NM Rothschild, where he headed the private equity agency practice.

Fred Niemeier has joined Baird Capital Partners as a Chicago-based vice president. He previously was with Danaher Corp., as global director of strategic sourcing and materials for the company’s Motion Business unit. BCP is the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity.

PCG Asset Management has re-opened its New York City effort, with a pair of new hires: Kenn Lee, vice president, formerly with ClearLight Partners; and Mike Taylor, vice president, formerly with ITG Inc. and Advent Capital.

Scott Peppard has joined the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System as manager of alternative investments. He previously was deputy CIO for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

Jim Press has agreed to join Chrysler LLC as vice chairman and president, after previously serving as Toyota’s top North American executive. Chrysler was recently acquired by Cerberus.

Tod Racine has joined First Republic Bank as managing director of business banking, based in San Francisco. He spent the past 10 years working with Venture Banking Group in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Jay Rose has joined StepStone Group as a managing director, where he will head up portfolio management. He previously was head of research for PCG Asset Management.

Vikrant Sawhney has joined The Blackstone Group as a managing director in the firm’s private equity group. He will lead Blackstone’s financing and capital markets activities, and help oversee certain credit market-related investment activities. He previously was a managing director in Deutsche Bank’s financial sponsors group.

Curt Selquist has joined Water Street Healthcare Partners as an operating partner. He spent the past 36 years with Johnson & Johnson, including as founding chairman of the Global Healthcare Exchange.

Sextant Search Partners has promoted Holly Davidson Little to partner. She joined the firm’s San Francisco office in January 2005, and focuses on the private equity, global banking and asset management sectors.

Jay Sidhu, former chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp, has formed a new private equity firm focused on the financial services industry.

Cliff Smallman has joined Waller Capital Partners as a managing director in the firm’s New York office. He previously worked in the media and telecom groups of both Deutsche Bank and CSFB, and in 2004 co-founded a boutique advisory firm named Valnic Capital.

Greg Taylor has joined drug company CytoGenix Inc. (OTC BB: CYGX) as chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration. He previously was a managing director of Monterey Capital Partners.

Georges Terrier and Christophe Perchet have joined the French law practice of Davis Polk & Wardwell, as partners. Both men previously were attorneys with Jeantet, and focus on M&A transactions and other corporate work.

ThinkEquity Partners has hired three managing directors to its banking team: Mihir Jobalia will be head of software banking, and previously was with Raymond James; Rick Wolfgram will be head of media banking, and previously was with Seven Hills Partners; and Dan D’Agostino will be head of biotech banking, and previously was acting CFO and chief business officer of Callisto Pharmaceuticals. ThinkEquity has made three research hires: Jonathan Ruykhaver joins as a managing director covering the infrastructure software sector; David Woodburn joins as principal covering biotech with a focus on CNS disorders; and Soham Pandya also joins as principal, covering biotech with a focus on metabolic disorders.

Compiled by Dan Primack