People in the news, April 30, 2007

MDV hires partner

Bryan Stolle

has joined Mohr Davidow Ventures as a partner. He is the co-founder of former MDV portfolio company Agile Software.

Morgan Stanley hires Asia head

Morgan Stanley

has named Stephen Roach as Asia chairman, succeeding the retiring Alasdair Morrison. Roach has been with Morgan Stanley for 25 years, most recently as a managing director and chief economist. He will relocate to Hong Kong in September.

Venture group elects two members

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association has elected two new members to its board: Don Rainey, general partner with Intersouth Partners, and Sean Stone, senior vice president with SVB Financial Group. Each will serve as three-year term. Michael Murray, managing director with Deutsche Bank, is leaving the board after having served for the past five years.

Hakhu to advise Golden Gate

Jai Hakhu has joined Golden Gate Capital as a senior advisor. He most recently was a corporate vice president and general manager at Intel Corp., and previously served as a vice president at Rockwell International and at Varian Semiconductors.

Bouten promoted at Aurora

The Aurora Funds

, a seed and early stage venture firm, promoted Jan Bouten to principal. He joined the firm in 2003, and was promoted to senior associate in 2005.

Blackstone hires Balloch

Susan Balloch

has joined The Blackstone Group as an executive director, where she will focus on firm management and administrative activities. She previously was in the investor relations group of Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe.

Changes at Citigroup

Dean Barr

has resigned as head of hedge funds at Citigroup, days after the bank agreed to buy hedge fund manager Old Lane Partners. As part of the acquisition, Citigroup announced that Old Lane co-founder Vikram Pandit would be put in charge of alternative investments, including private equity. —PE Week staff