People Briefs 03/14/05

Vladimir Jacimovic has joined New Enterprise Associates as a Menlo Park, Calif.-based partner focused on software and services deals. He previously served as a founding partner and managing director of Crosslink Capital, which currently is raising a new fund.

Don Stanley has joined Advanced Technology Ventures as CFO. He previously served as a CFO with Battery Ventures.

Ido Sarig has joined Thomas Weisel Venture Partners as an executive-in-residence for 2005-2006, and will focus on the security, enterprise and infrastructure software spaces. He previously served as vice president of technology strategy for Mercury Interactive Corp. (Nasdaq: MERQ).

Catharine Burkett has joined Camden Partners, after having spent the past 4.5 years as director of private investments at the University of Richmond.

Spencer Neumann has joined the Palo Alto, Calif. office of Summit Partners as a principal. He previously served as executive vice president of ABC Television for The Walt Disney Co.

Greg Prow has been named CEO of Planitax Inc., an Emeryville, Calif.-based provider of software and services to corporate tax departments. He previously served as COO of Mobius Venture Capital.

Steven Tuch has joined Deutsche Bank Securities as managing director and head of the firmís private placement and PIPE practice. He most recently served as head of Thomas Weisel Partnersí private equity placement group.

Christopher Lutes has joined Tucsan, Ariz.-based venture lending firm Clear Blue Ventures as CFO. He previously was CFO and executive vice president of Silicon Valley Bank.

Harvard University reportedly has retained executive search firm PrinceGoldsmith LLC to find a new head of its $22.6 billion endowment. The current chief, Jack Meyer, plans to leave Harvard Management Co. at the end of June to form his own firm, details of which have not been announced.