People briefs, June 4, 2007

O’Riordain Leaves Accel for SEP

Fearghal O’Riordain has joined Scottish Equity Partners as a London-based partner focused on information technology opportunities. He spent the past five years with Accel Partners, and was a founding principal of Accel’s European practice.

Vestar adds MDAnil Shrivastava has joined Vestar Capital Partners as a managing director focused on the health care market. He previously was with Bain & Co., as a partner focused on private equity and health care engagements.

Whittemore climbs SummitAlex Whittemore has joined Summit Partners as director of capital markets in the firm’s Boston office. He will oversee all of the firm’s capital markets activities for new and existing portfolio companies, and he will help to manage the firm’s relationships with commercial and investment banks. He previously was an executive director in Morgan Stanley’s financial sponsors group.

Trimaran taps Robaina as counselAlberto Robaina has joined Trimaran Capital Partners as a managing director and general counsel. He previously was general counsel and assistant secretary for the New York City Investment Fund. Trimaran also added Adam Miller as an analyst. He previously worked in the leveraged finance group of BNP Paribas.

Vulcan beams up McKay
Geoff McKay has joined Vulcan Capital as a managing director in the firm’s private equity group. He previously was a general partner with Forstmann Little & Co.

Riverlake boosts staff
Amy Long and Gregory Tansey have joined Riverlake Partners as vice presidents. Long previously was a VP of commercial banking with LaSalle Bank in Chicago, while Tansey was a principal with SmartForest Venture. —PE Week staff