People Briefs

Valerie Auffray has joined Apposite Capital, a healthcare-focused investment firm based in London, as investor relations manager. She previously was associate director at PR firm Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

Jerry Bailey has joined Halcyon Asset Management as executive vice president of financial and operations. He previously was a senior advisory director with Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, and before that served as COO and CFO of NYMEX.

Austin Beutner is retiring as president, co-CEO and board member of Evercore Partners, effective May 1. Beutner co-founded the firm in 1996 with Roger Altman, but has been on medical leave since a bicycle accident in mid-December.

Mark Bourgeois is joining Lehman Brothers as managing director and co-head of global institutional distribution, with a focus on alternative products. He will begin in May, and previously was part of the Private Funds Group at UBS.

Frank Campanale has joined Advanced Equities Financial Corp. as chairman and CEO of the firm’s wealth management division. He previously ran his own consulting firm and, before that, was president and CEO of Smith Barney’s consulting unit.

Chris Coles has joined Actis, a private equity firm focused on the emerging markets. He previously was with Barclays Capital as head of European leveraged finance.

John Coyle has joined Permira as a partner and co-head of the firm’s New York office. He previously was global head of the financial sponsor group at JP Morgan Securities.

Thomas Creaser has joined The Jordan, Edmiston Group as executive vice president of the firm’s professional services group, where he will oversee the internal operations of JEGI’s client engagements and project management efforts. It is a new position. He previously ran Walt Disney Co.’s consumer magazine business. JEGI is an investment bank focused on the media and information sectors.

William Donaldson, former SEC chairman and DLJ co-founder, has joined Renaissance Capital as a senior advisor. Donaldson also has served as chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange.

Bart Dujczynski has joined Oaktree Capital Management to help set up a new office in Warsaw, according to Dow Jones. He previously was a managing director with Rothschild in London.

Roger Ferguson has been named president and CEO of TIAA-CREF. He succeeds the retiring Herbert Allison, who will become chairman of the TIAA-CREF board. Ferguson previously was head of financial services for Swiss Re.

Fifth Street Management has made three promotions: Ivelin Dimitrov to principal, Brian Finkelstein to senior associate and Jennifer Yang to senior analyst.

Mark Genender has left Fenway Partners, according to PE Insider. He was the Boston-based firm’s only Los Angeles-based partner, although Fenway still has two staffers who are expected to keep the LA office open. No future plans for Genender were reported.

Todd Golditch has joined Ranch Capital as a senior vice president. He previously was a vice president with Platinum Equity.

Brent Grover has joined the advisory board of Supply Chain Equity Partners. He is the founder and managing partner of Evergreen Consulting.

Gray Hall has joined Fidelity Equity Partners as an operating partner. He previously was president and CEO of CeriCenter Inc., an IT managed service provider he co-founded in 2000. FEP also announced that it has promoted David Nemeskal to vice president.

Harvard Management Co., which oversees Harvard University’s $34.9 billion endowment, has selected Jane Mendillo as its new chief investment officer. Mendillo previously was CIO for Wellesley College, which she joined in 2002 after having been with Harvard as head of external investments (she had also worked on PE investments). In a statement, Harvard said that the Wellesley endowment grew from $1 billion to $1.7 billion during Mendillo’s tenure. She succeeds Mohamed El-Erian, who left late last year. Harvard Management Co. is still in search of a senior private equity manager, after Kevin Tunick recently left to take the top PE job at University of North Carolina.

Donald Herrema has joined Stone Point Capital as a senior advisor, with a focus on the asset management and private client services sector. He previously has served as CEO of Bessemer Trust, CEO of Loring Ward and CEO of Atlantic Trust.

Gus Johnson has joined Hercules Growth Capital as a senior associate. He previously was an associate with Merrill Lynch Capital.

Kim Kaplan-Gross has joined Cooley Godward Kronish LLP as a Boston-based partner in the firm’s venture capital group, with a focus on fund formation. She previously was a partner with DLA Piper.

Michael Keaveney has joined Atlantic-Pacific Capital as an associate. He previously was with Performance Equity Management.

Barbara Kux and Hubertus Erlen have joined the European Advisory Committee of private equity firm Bridgepoint. Kux is a member of the group management committee of Royal Philips Electronics, while Erlen is vice chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer Schering Pharma AG.

Marc Landsberg has joined Lake Capital as a director. He previously served as director of corporate strategy and development at marketing agency Leo Burnett Worldwide.

LLR Partners has promoted Scott Perricelli and David Reuter to partner, and promoted Todd Morrissey and David Stienes to principal. It also announced that Christian Bullitt has joined as director of business development.

Gary Malhotra has joined Sadis & Goldberg LLP as a partner in the firm’s corporate and financial services practice, with a focus on PIPE transactions. He previously ran his own boutique firm focused on PIPEs and, before that, was a senior associate in the private equity group of Proskauer Rose.

Steven Marton has joined Pegasus Capital Advisors as an operating advisor. He most recently was with Newell Rubbermaid as group president of office products.

Dennis O’Brien has agreed to join Gryphon Investors as a partner, with responsibility for monitoring and helping to improve the performance of Gryphon portfolio companies. He had spent the past year as CEO of Penta Water Co., where he will remain a director.

Marcel Ospel said he would not seek reelection as chairman of UBS, after the Swiss bank reported another $19 billion of subprime mortgage-related losses.

Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has joined Behrman Capital as an operating partner. He also has been named chairman of Behrman portfolio company Pelican Products, which makes advanced lighting systems and cases for protecting valuable equipment.

Jason Paru has joined turnaround advisory firm MorrisAnderson as a Chicago-based consultant. He previously was a vice president with the turnaround and restructuring practice of Mesirow Financial Consulting.

Kathleen Powers Dunlap has joined Epoch Investment Partners as a managing director of client relations. She previously was with AllianceBernstein as director of Western region defined contribution institutional investments.

Jukka Ruuska, president of the OMX Nordic Exchanges and the Stockholm Stock Exchange, has agreed to join private equity firm CapMan. The move will become effective no later than September, at which point he will help establish a new equity fund that will invest in Nordic companies listed on public markets.

Ziv Sarig has joined Resilience Capital Partners as chief operating officer. He previously was CFO of TOA Technologies, a provider of customer appointment and mobile workforce management solutions.

Denise Strack has been named chief investment officer for The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, after having joined in 2002 as director of private equity and real assets. She succeeds Alice Ruth, who earlier this week left for Quadrangle Group. The Foundation’s investment portfolio is valued at around $6 billion.

Harvey Tepner has joined WL Ross & Co. as a principal. He previously was a partner with Compass Advisers, where he led the firm’s restructuring practice. Read more…

Andrew Tisdale has joined Providence Equity Partners as a London-based managing director. He has spent the past 18 years with Morgan Stanley, most recently as co-global head of the firm’s media and communications group, and as a management committee member for investment banking.

Compiled by Dan Primack