people brief 050205

People Briefs Roushan Ahmadi-Zenooz has joined BlueRun Ventures (f.k.a. Nokia Venture Partners) as a Washington, D.C.-based principal. He most recently was with Cisco Systems, where he worked on VC deals, corporate strategy and acquisitions such as Dynamicsoft and Netsolve. Before Cisco, he was an I-banker with Morgan Stanley.Jonathan Guerster, a onetime partner with Charles River Ventures, has resurfaced as president of OffshoreView, a Charlestown, Mass.-based corporate development consulting firm focused on offshore business process outsourcing.William Weld, former Massachusetts governor and current principal with private equity firm Leeds Weld & Co., has held discussions with New York Republican Party officials about running for Governor of New York, according to various press reports.Francesco Mainolfi has joined The Richcourt Group as chief investment officer, a new position. He most recently served as principal investment officer with the World Bank Pension Fund, where he oversaw the hedge fund team. Richcourt Group is an international hedge fund-of-funds management firm majority-owned by Hamilton Lane.Stewart Gross has joined Lightyear Capital as a managing director and investment committee member. He spent the past 17 years with Warburg Pincus, most recently as a managing director and member of the executive management group.Peter Wilson has joined Warburg Pincus as a London-based managing director focused on later-stage private equity and LBOs in Europe. He has spent the past nine years with Electra Partners.Mark Hootnick has joined Greenhill & Co. Inc. (NYSE: GHL) as a managing director. He previously was a managing director with Miller Buckfire Young, where he focused on financial restructuring.