Andrew L. Adams has been named chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies Inc. Adams replaced Norman Stout, who served in the role on an interim basis after the Irving, Texas-based company was bought by Francisco Partners in August. Stout remains chairman. Adams previously worked for Belden Corp. as president of the industrial solutions division.
Michael C. Arnold plans to leave Timken Co. at the end of 2010. Arnold holds the post of executive vice president and president of the Bearings and Power Transmission Group. He is leaving after more than 31 years with the Canton, Ohio-based company to become president and chief executive officer of a private equity-owned firm.
Scott Bluestein has joined Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based specialty finance company that works with both venture- and buyout-backed tech companies, as its chief credit officer. Bluestein most recently founded Century Tree Capital Management, a fund established to make senior secured debt investments with warrants and equity co-investments to small and micro cap public and private companies.
Sebastien Bowen has joined Pomona Capital of New York as an investment director to focus on secondary investment analysis and deal sourcing in Europe. Bowen will work from the firm’s London office. He previously worked as a director at MetLife Investments.
Partner Michel Debolt has relocated to Hong Kong from London for Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. The move is designed to expand the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. Debolt advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in Asia, Europe and North America. He focuses on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, interim and final liquidity realizations, equity restructurings and executive compensation, the firm said.
Terry E. Everett has joined Rockland Capital of The Woodlands, Texas, as chief financial officer. She will also serve as chief compliance officer. Everett has worked in private equity industry since 2003, and has worked for both Perseus LLC and The Carlyle Group.
Paul Ghaffari was named CIO of Vulcan Capital, which is the investment arm of Vulcan Inc. Ghaffari is a founding partner of FrontPoint Partners and was most recently a portfolio manager at Palatine Hill Partners. He will be responsible for managing Vulcan Capital’s investment activities. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, started Vulcan Inc. in 1986 to manage his philanthropic and business endeavors. Vulcan Capital was formed in 2003 and has invested in Charter Communications and DreamWorks.
Thomas L. Jones, a managing director at the professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, and Oliver Stratton, former head of Bain & Company’s Hong Kong office, have been named co-heads of the firm’s business in Asia. Mr. Jones and Mr. Stratton are based in Alvarez & Marsal’s new office in Hong Kong. Alvarez & Marsal, which advises buyout firms, hedge funds, and corporate clients, has roughly 40 offices around the world.
Lee Landrum has joined Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based firm that focuses mostly on distressed credit, as a managing director. Landrum previously worked for the Carlyle Group and Babson Capital Management.
Pamela J. Martinson has joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in its Palo Alto, Calif., office. She will focus on finance and lending.
David McCoy has joined the Chicago-based fund-of-funds, RCP Advisors to manage RCPDirect, one of the firm’s co-investment funds. McCoy comes from National City Equity Partners, the mezzanine arm of PNC Financial Services Group, where he was a partner.
Kyle McDaniel has joined Dorchester Capital Advisors as a partner of the firm and as chief strategy and administrative officer. Also, Jay Van Ert has joined Dorchester as a partner, according to a statement. Dorchester, of Los Angeles, builds and manages portfolios for hedge funds and private equity investments.
Brett Miller has been promoted to be president of the health care professional division of the Perseus LLC-backed Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC. Chief Innovation Officer Sandeep Shah was named Chief Content Officer. Marlene Galante joined the executive leadership team in a new role as general manager, Academic Centers, Associations, and Centers of Professional Excellence. Physician Interactive of Marlborough, Mass., is a provider of health care information and mobile clinical decision tools to medical professionals.
Megan Minich has joined Silicon Valley Bank as head of global channel solutions. Minich joins SVB from Wells Fargo Bank, where she most recently served as senior vice president and head of commercial electronic office channel management for the wholesale Internet solutions group. Santa Clara, Calif.-based SVB focuses on companies in the technology, life science, venture capital, private equity and premium wine industries
Omar Namoos has joined Sagent Advisors Inc. as a senior banker focused on the aerospace and defense sector. Namoos was the founder and president of an aerospace and defense advisory firm called Greystone Advisory Group. Sagent Advisors is an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm.
Mike Perlis has been named president and chief executive officer at Forbes Media, a portfolio company of Elevation Partners. Perlis, who starts Dec. 1, was a general partner for Massachusetts-based SoftBank Capital, a venture capital firm focused on high-growth Internet-based businesses.
Salil Pitroda has joined the Palo Alto, Calif.-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group as principal. Pitroda joins from the New York office of New Silk Route Partners, an Asia-focused fund.
Bob Pittman—the one-time top executive at MTV Networks, AOL and AOL Time Warner and founder of the New York-based private equity firm Pilot Group—has made a personal equity investment in CC Media Holdings, the holding company of Clear Channel. Pittman will serve as the company’s chairman of media and entertainment platforms.
Alan Weinfeld has joined New York Life Capital Partners, the private equity arm of New York Life Investments, as managing director. Weinfeld will also serve as head of business development for the private equity firm. Previously, Weinfeld worked as director of business development for Darby Private Equity.
Skip Williams has been named executive director of product development at Aqua Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of Roundtable Healthcare Partners. Williams previously worked in an executive director position at Watson Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for brand and biologics business development. Aqua is a West Chester, Pa.-based drug company that develops prescription skin care treatments.
Arthur Zuckerman has joined Avista Capital Partners of New York as a partner and chief operating officer. Zuckerman previously was chief executive of The TriCycle Group LLC, a consulting firm focused on administrative and operational issues at private equity firms.