Oil and gas exploration company Apache Corp. has named Amy H. Nelson to its board of directors. Nelson is the president and founder of Greenridge Advisors and prior to that, was the vice president of private equity firm SCF Partners.
Arabella Exploration, an oil and natural gas company, has added George Prescott Bush and Malachi O. Boyuls to its board of directors. Both Bush and Boyuls are partners at St. Augustine Capital Partners.
Bluefly has announced that retail industry veteran and former Bluefly CEO Melissa Payner has rejoined the company as chief merchandising officer. Bluefly, an e-commerce retailer of designer, contemporary and private label apparel and accessories, was acquired by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group in May.
Cosmetics brand e.l.f. Cosmetics, which is backed by TPG Growth, has named Tarang P. Amin as president, CEO and director. Amin worked previously at Schiff Nutrition, where he served as president, CEO and director. In addition to Amin, e.l.f. Cosmetics has expanded its management team with the following hires: Richard F. Baruch Jr. as senior vice president and chief commercial officer; Erin Daley as senior vice president and chief marketing officer; Scott K. Milsten as senior vice president and general counsel; and Megan O’Connor as vice president, digital.
Findly, a portfolio company of Symphony Technology Group, has named Paul Slakey as its executive vice president of account services. Previously, Slakey worked at LinkedIn, where he served as director of global solutions. Based in San Francisco, Findly is a talent platform.
FOCUS Brands, which is backed by Roark Capital Group, has hired Steve DeSutter as president and CEO. The appointment becomes effective March 17. FOCUS Brands is a franchiser and operator of ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, which include Carvel, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.
GlobalLogic, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, has named Sir Peter Bonfield to its board of directors. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, GlobalLogic is an offshore software R&D services company.
John Connaughton and Christopher Gordon from Bain Capital and Kenneth Freeman and James Momtazee from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have stepped down from the HCA Holdings board of directors. One representative from each of Bain and KKR remain on the board. Meanwhile, the board has appointed new directors Nancy-Ann DeParle, Robert Dennis and John Rowe as independent directors.
MPD Holdings, backed by Addison Capital Partners and Global Healthcare Partners, has named Carrington Smith as chief executive officer. He has also joined the board of directors. Smith spent more than 20 years at Air Products and Chemicals in various positions. Addison Capital, along with Global Healthcare Partners, completed a recapitalization of MPD Holdings in 2012.
Nellson Nutraceutical, which is owned by Kohlberg & Company, has added Ted Schouten to its board of directors. Schouten is currently the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Headquartered in Irwindale, California, Nellson is a provider of nutraceutical branded and private-label bar and powder products.
Peak Positioning Technologies has appointed David Kugler to its board of directors. Kugler is the owner of private investment firm Newfield Partners. Also, according to the company, Kugler will be joining Peak’s management team in the future “pending required regulatory paperwork.” Headquartered in Montreal, Peak Positioning Technologies is a software developer for mobile smart devices.
Wingstop Restaurants, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, has hired Flynn Dekker as its chief marketing officer. Previously, he worked at Pizza Inn Holdings where he served as CMO. Headquartered in Dallas, Wingstop Restaurants is a restaurant franchise.