People Briefs

A.J. Brohinsky has joined KKR as a director in the firm’s portfolio operations team, KKR Capstone. He will be “responsible for leading the firm’s Lean Six Sigma efforts.” Brohinsky previously was executive vice president of SmartOps.

Timothy Lewis has joined Atlantic Street Capital as a partner. He previously was a partner with turnaround consultancy CRG Partners Group.

Xiaolu Lian has joined Unitas Capital (f.k.a. CCMP Capital Asia) as a Shanghai-based managing director. He had spent the previous 11 years with BNP Paribas.

Sara Lipscomb has been named general counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration. She is a onetime senior vice president and general counsel for Audax Group.

Eric Luftig has joined BMO Capital Markets as a managing director in the firm’s leveraged finance group. He previously held senior positions with both GE Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets.

Kevin Macdonald has joined Morgenthaler as co-managing partner of the firm’s private equity team. He is a former managing partner with Monitor Clipper Partners.

Eric Mason has joined Church Pension Fund, the Episcopal Church’s $8 billion pension system, to open a Hong Kong office. He previously was with The Carlyle Group, where he led a now-defunct Asian leveraged finance group.