People Briefs

ABS Capital Partners has promoted Mark Anderson to the position of general partner. He joined the firm’s San Francisco office in 1998 and focuses on opportunities in the healthcare sector.

Atlantic-Pacific Capital, a Greenwich, Conn.-based private equity placement agent, has made three hires: Paul Arena joins as a principal focused on raising capital for real estate transactions, after having previously been a senior vice president in the Advisory Services division of the Carlton Group; Rebecca Chia and Margaret Ware join as analysts focused on project management, deal execution and client servicing. Chia previously was an investment banking analyst in Lehman Brothers’ Global Communications & Media Group, while Ware was an investment banking analyst for the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS.

Daniel Barry and Timothy Lyne have been named senior managing directors of GE Antares Capital. Barry will lead the firm’s sponsor coverage activities in the Midwest; he previously was a co-founding director of Antares Capital. Lyne also was an Antares co-founder; he willl run West Coast sponsor coverage.

Robert Berner has agreed to join CVC Capital Partners as a partner in the firm’s recently formed New York office. He previously was a managing director with Ripplewood and, before that, he was a managing director with Charterhouse and a principal in Morgan Stanley’s M&A department.

Cogent Partners has promoted Brian Mooney and Todd Miller to director, and Katita Palamar and William Farrell to vice president.

Tom Denison has joined Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. as senior managing director and co-head of the firm’s Chicago office. He previously was with Banc of America Securities, most recently as head of the firm’s mid-cap investment banking group.

Jason Donnell has joined Communications Equity Associates as a director in the firm’s investment banking and corporate finance department. He previously was a principal with Platform Equity

Philip Durden has left his principal position with Lexington Partners in order to attend business school at the University of California.

Brendan Gallaher has joined American Capital Strategies as a managing director in the firm’s distressed debt group. He previously was on the executive and investment committees of William E. Simon & Sons.

Goldman Sachs said that investment banker John Waldron is relocating from New York to London in order to co-lead a group that advises private equity firms. The group’s other co-head is Richard Campell-Breeden.

Harris Williams & Co. has promoted Todd Morris to managing director. Morris joined the firm’s Richmond, Va., office in 1997 as an analyst and later moved to San Francisco to help build out Harris Williams’ West Coast office.

Jay Horgen has joined asset management company Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (NYSE: AMG) as executive vice president. He previously served as founder and managing director of private equity firm Eastside Partners.

James Kalish and Chip Broadhurst have joined Arsenal Capital Partners as operating directors. Kalish previously worked for Parker Hannifin’s Climate and Industrial Controls Group, while Broadhust is managing member of Calchas Group and a former partner with Dauphin Capital Partners.

Thomas Kent and Anthony Princi have joined Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP as partners in the firm’s finance and restructuring practice. They previously were with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Steve Krameisen has joined Advanced Equities Financial Corp. as chief technology officer. He previously was with MetLife as vice president of individual business IT.

David Kreilein and John Stewart have joined turnaround firm Monomoy Capital Partners as operating partners. Kreilein previously was a vice president and portfolio manager with Sun Capital Partners, while Stewart has spent the past 18 years as an executive with Toyota Motor Corp.

Michael Lach has resigned as president and COO of communications services company NeuStar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) to pursue a new endeavor in the private equity industry. No additional details were disclosed. Lach will be succeeded at NeuStar by Lawrence Bouman, former vice president and CTO of LCI International.

Al Lieberman has joined DJM Reality as a senior managing director. He previously was a principal with Hilco Real Estate and, before that, led the capital markets group at Balcor/American Express.

John Moon has joined Riverstone Holdings as a managing director. He previously was a managing director with Metalmark Capital.

Norwest Equity Partners has promoted Timothy Kuehl to partner and Todd Solow to principal.

Mark Nydam has joined PCG Asset Management as a managing director focused on the cleantech sector. He previously was a principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he oversaw the creation of a cleantech-focused private equity organization for Kuwait Petroleum Corp.

Dana Pawlicki has joined Lehman Brothers Private Equity as a senior vice president and project manager within the fund marketing group. He previously was director of global product development with Citigroup Alternative Investments.

Timothy Pfister has joined the New York office of Patton Boggs LLP as a partner, where he will focus on international corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including M&A and private equity. He previously was a corporate partner with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Steven Pinsky has been named private equity practice leader with J.H. Cohn LLP, where he previously had worked in the M&A service practice.

Townes Pressler has joined Lime Rock Partners as a Houston-based managing director. He previously was co-founder of Peregrine Oil & Gas.

The Private Equity Council has named Steve Judge vice president for government affairs. He previously was with the Securities Industry Association (SIA) as senior vice president of government affairs and head of the group’s Washington DC office.

Ravi Ramanan has joined The Blackstone Group as an executive director in the firm’s portfolio management group. He previously was a senior vice president of functional excellence at Solectron Corp.

John Shearburn has agreed to join the IR team of Warburg Pincus. He previously was a fund placement agent with Goldman Sachs.

Compiled by Dan Primack