People 3-10-03

Charles Woo joined Pasadena Capital Partners LLC as a vice president. Woo was most recently with Morgan Stanley, where he was an investment banker in the firmís Los Angeles-based M&A group. Woo had previously worked from 1997 to 1999 as a financial analyst at Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Austin McGregor, an executive search firm whose clients include Accel Partners and Lightspeed Ventures, has doubled the size of its Silicon Valley office by adding Nadine North and Stephen OíDeegen as partners. North was previously head of global recruiting for Siebel Systems, while OíDeegen served as founder and chief executive of boutique search firm Celerity Inc.

Nina Ebert has been named chief financial officer of Labrador Ventures. She previously held a similar position with Saints Capital and, before that, worked with Goldman Sachs and Montgomery Securities.

Gerry Benford, Marco Sodi and Scott Troeller have all been named partners with Veronis Suhler Stevenson. Benford has been with Veronis Suhler Stevenson since 1989. Sodi joined the firm in 1988 and Troeller, formerly with J. P. Morgan, joined in 1996.