People in the news, March 19, 2007

Voyager sets sail with new strategic partners

Tom Huseby

and Keith Krach have joined Seattle-based Voyager Capital as strategic partners. Huseby will focus on wireless opportunities, while maintaining his managing partner role with SeaPoint Ventures and existing relationships with Oak Investment Partners and Hunt Ventures. Huseby previously co-founded Metawave Communications Corp. and was president and CEO of Innova Corp. Krach co-founded Ariba Inc. in 1996, and has been serving on the Voyager advisory council.

Former VSP GP Crisp joins Adams

Matt Crisp

has joined Adams Street Partners as a Palo Alto, Calif.-based partner focused on direct venture capital opportunities. He previously was managing director at VSP Capital and, before that, with Rosewood Capital.

Miles joins Abingworth

Vincent Miles

has joined Abingworth Management as a Waltham, Mass.-based venture partner. He most recently served as senior vice president of business development with Abingworth portfolio company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AMLN). Last month, London-based Abingworth announced it capped Abingworth Bioventures V at about $587 million, making it the largest life sciences venture fund in Europe.

Momentum pushes ahead with new investor

Stuart MacFarlane

has joined Momentum Venture Management of Australia as a managing director. He previously served as founding CEO of Insider Pages and, before that, was vice president of new ventures at Idealab.

CVC hires partner

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, was a managing director with Charterhouse and a principal in Morgan Stanley’s M&A department.

Anderson promoted at ABS

ABS Capital Partners

has promoted Mark Anderson to general partner. He joined the firm’s San Francisco office in 1998, and focuses on opportunities in the health care sector.

3i adds venture partner

Wolfgang Kitza

has joined 3i Group as a venture partner focused on venture capital opportunities in the media sector. He previously served as chairman and CEO of online hotel reservations company Worldpres and, before that, was managing director of the Bertelsmann Internet Group.

Turnaround shop adds two

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.

ACS adds Gallaher

Brendan Gallaher

has joined American Capital Strategies as a managing director in the firm’s distressed debt group. She previously was on the executive and investment committees of William E. Simon & Sons. —PE Week staff