Chris Rowland will be joining 3iís European venture operation as a member of the executive committee with responsibility for the U.K. network outside of London, as well as 3i’s business in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Nordic region. Rowlands previously worked at 3i before joining Arthur Andersen in 1996.
Additionally, Paul Waller will take on responsibility for 3i’s network in Holland, France, Italy and Spain, in addition to his current responsibilities for unquoted fund management.
Jeffrey Pierson has been appointed associate administrator for the Office of Investment for the U.S. Small Business Administration
Rod Anderson has been named an entrepreneur-in-residence at Ventures West. Anderson will focus on telecommunications companies, including wireless firms. Anderson formerly served as vice president of marketing and business development at Nortel.
Brian Murphy was named a partner as NewSpring Ventures, a $90 million venture capital fund. He will be focused on investments in the healthcare sector. Murphy served as founder of Acquisition Management Services (AMS), a provider of buy-side acquisition and integration services for companies. Murphy will continue to serve as chairman of AMS.
Jonas Frick, CEO of Medivir since 1996, will leave the company in six months for a role as a senior partner of Scandinavian Life Science Ventures, a new VC fund.
William Cvengros, former chief executive at Pimco Advisors, has been named a new venture partner at the Edgewater Funds. Prior to joining Pimco, Cvengros was chief investment officer and vice chairman of Pacific Life Insurance.