People Briefs 16 05 05

People Briefs Beth Seidenberg has joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as an executive-in-residence. She most recently served as senior VP of global development and chief medical officer of Amgen Inc. and previously held senior executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Merck & Co. The addition of Seidenberg comes two weeks after Kleiner Perkins named Randy Komisar as a partner and four months after the firm added Bill Joy to its partnership ranks.Devin Matthews has joined Baird Venture Partners as a vice president focused on opportunities in the business services sector. He previously served as a principal with Great Hill Partners.Thomas Middelhoff has resigned as head of European private equity for Investcorp to become CEO of German department store operator Karstadt Quelle AG. Middelhoff had been CEO of Bertelsmann AG until the middle of 2003. Ivor ?Ike? Evans has joined Thayer Capital Partners as an operating partner focused on the industrial manufacturing, logistics and automotive industries. He recently retired as vice chairman and director of Union Pacific Corp., which he had joined in 1998 as president and chief operating officer.Emil Savoy has joined Toronto-based venture firm McLean Watson Capital as a partner focused on the technology sector. He most recently served as vice president of corporate development with Ciena Corp.