Portfolio Companies

Katherine Woodthorpe has resigned as chief executive of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. She will remain in the role until Oct. 31, according to a statement. AVCAL’s council has appointed Heidrick & Struggles to find a successor.

Capital Access Network has named Shiladitya Ray as the company’s new CFO. Ray replaces Daniel DeMeo, who is now CAN’s CEO. Prior to joining CAN, Ray worked at GE Capital, where he most recently served as global simplification leader for GE Treasury. With offices in New York and Georgia, CAN, a provider of financing for small businesses, is backed by Accel Partners, a New York-based venture and growth equity firm.

Convene, which is backed by Tamarix Capital, Boathouse Capital and Sunrise Capital Partners, has named Kenneth A. Clark as its CFO. Previously, Clark was CFO for Chef’s Warehouse. Based in New York City, Convene is a provider of conference centers.

Crexendo has named Jeffrey P. Bash to its board of directors. The vice president of the Richmont Corp of Dallas, Bash also works as a consultant at the private equity firm General Pacific Partners. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Crexendo is a provider of cloud business services.

DavidBartonGym, which is backed by Praesidian Capital, has named Kevin Kavanaugh as president, effective immediately. Kavanaugh replaces David Barton, who resigned his position recently. DavidBartonGym is a national gym chain.

Double E Co, a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners, has named Bryan R. Gregory CEO. Most recently, Gregory was President of Dynaco USA, a private equity backed maker of high performance industrial doors.

Encision Inc said that CEO Fred F. Perner died on Aug. 31 from an apparent heart attack. He was 59. Dr. Pat Pace, who currently serves as the company’s chairman of the board and is an adviser to EDG Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on health care, will replace Perner. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Encision is a provider of surgical devices.

J-W Measurement Company, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy LP II, said that it has changed its name to Legacy Measurement Solutions. Also, the company has made some changes to its senior operations and leadership team. Danny T. Hendrix has been named president and CEO while Mark B. Newman has been tapped as CFO. Gary A. Crisp is now vice president of operations for the Northeast division; Troy H. Tuminello is vice president of operations for the East division; and Tony J. Chaput is vice president of operations for the West division. Based in Dallas, Legacy Measurement Solutions is a provider of engineered measurement stations, custom or standard meter tubes, power supply equipment, production equipment and fabricated buildings.

Kimberly George has been named a senior vice president, senior healthcare adviser, at Sedgwick Claims Management Services. George will help improve Sedgwick’s understanding of how health care reform affects its business models and product and service offerings. She will also serve as senior healthcare adviser to Stone Point Capital. Memphis-based Sedgwick, which provides claims and productivity management solutions, is backed by Stone Point and Hellman & Friedman.