People 4-21-03

Julie Richardson has joined Providence Equity Partners as a managing director. She was most recently with J.P. Morgan Chase, where she served as vice chairman of the investment banking division and chairman of the telecom, media and technology group.

Chris Hegele has joined Intersouth Partners as a part-time venture partner. He is currently a general partner with Kitty Hawk Capital.

Stephen Fraidin has left his M&A-focused partnership post at New York law firm Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for a new law gig with Kirkland & Ellis.

Subhash Roy and Beth Hoffman have joined Kodiak Venture Partners firm as entrepreneur-in-residence and principal, respectively. Roy is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Onex Communications, while Hoffman joins from the Sprout Group.

Promod Haque, managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has been added to the board of Norwest portfolio company Veraz Networks Inc.

Hong Chen, founder and chairman of GRIC Communications, has launched a new advisory and private equity firm named The Hina Group . The Hina Group will focus on cross-border M&A advisory services and private equity investments in the communications and IT industries in China and the United States. It will have offices in both Palo Alto, Calif. and Beijing.