Jan Amathier has been named new head of corporate finance at Handelsbanken Capital Markets, leaving London-based private equity firm Doughty Hanson & Co. Amathier takes up the position on Dec. 1.
Kate Barker has been named as a non-executive director of Electra Private Equity plc, having previously served as a member of Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Barker also worked as an adviser to Credit Suisse, chairman of Anglia Ruskin University, non-executive director of the Homes and Community Agency and on the council of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
Elsa Berry has joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director and head of cross-border consumer coverage. The firm also hired Louis Fabregas as a senior vice president and David Muson as a vice president, focusing on advising consumer products companies in the U.S. and internationally. All three previously worked for BNP Paribas.
Jake Foley, a former Deutsche Bank managing director, has joined Houlihan Lokey’s financial sponsors coverage group. Foley, also a Houlihan managing director, covers large-cap hedge funds, private equity firms and select asset managers. Foley was previously head of Deutsche Bank’s transaction origination group. Houlihan Lokey, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is an investment bank.
Sunny Khorana has joined Fifth Street Management LLC as managing director, the company has announced. Khorana previously worked at CIT Group Inc. as director of the sponsor finance team. Fifth Street Management lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors.
Larry Kutscher has been named CEO of TravelClick, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a San Francisco buyout firm. Kutscher, the ex-CEO of Register.com, is replacing Robert Post, the current chairman and CEO. The change is effective immediately. Schaumburg, Ill.-based TravelClick provides e-commerce services to hotels.
Hans Morris, the former president of Visa Inc., has joined General Atlantic LLC, a growth equity firm, as managing director and head of General Atlantic’s global financial services sector. Morris had previously worked for General Atlantic as a special adviser. Morris was president of Visa in March 2008, during Visa’s IPO, during which the company’s bank owners offered 51 percent of the company for $19.7 billion, the largest IPO in U.S. history. General Atlantic has invested nearly $1.7 billion in growth equity to date in 2010.
Timothy Recker has been appointed chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association. Recker is a managing director at the University of California Regents, where he is responsible for a private equity program that has more than $5 billion in assets under management. ILPA also appointed John Breen to vice chairman, Jim Pittman to treasurer, Dhvani Shah to chair of the education committee and Michael Mazzola to chair of the research, benchmarking and standards committee, according to a statement. ILPA, of Toronto, is a not-for-profit association that serves LP investors in the private equity industry.
Travis Reid has been appointed as the CEO of Screenvision, of New York, a provider of cinema advertising in conjunction with the company’s acquisition by Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles PE firm. Reid is the former CEO of Digital Cinema Implementation Partners.
Bradley Rotter has been named to the independent advisory board of Merriman Holdings Inc., a San Francisco financial services firm. Rotter is chairman of AirPatrol Corp. and has been a public and private venture investor for 30 years. He is also an advisory board member of the hedge fund Symmetry Peak and the private equity fund Pacific Homeland Security Partners.
Jeff Stafeil, who was CFO of DURA, an automotive platform in the portfolio of Patriarch Partners, has been named CEO, succeeding Tim Leuliette, who also is no longer managing director of the platform, which includes DURA Automotive Systems and Global Automotive Systems. Tom Chambers, DURA’s COO, was made an MD of the platform. Martin Becker, EVP and GM of DURA’s control systems division, will become COO of DURA and replace Chambers. Jim Gregory becomes EVP and CFO of DURA, replacing Stafeil. Gregory was VP and CFO of Globla Automotive Systems.
, a managing director at Patriarch Partners Management Group LLC, has been named interim CEO of NetVersant Solutions. Patriarch Partners is a majority shareholder of the provider of technology solutions. Sweet replaced Rob Macchi.
Timothy Wilson has been named president of the AGC Finance Group, which provides financing to customers of AGC Aerospace & Defense. He previously worked for M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank. AGC Aerospace, which is part of the portfolio of Oklahoma City private equity firm Acorn Growth Cos., supplies technologies, systems and services that support commercial and military aviation programs.