Portfolio Companies

Blackline Systems, which is backed by Silver Lake Sumeru, has named Alain Avakian as chief technology officer. Avakian is the former CTO of Rent.com. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Blackline is a provider of financial software.

DIAGNOS has named Lloyd M. Segal and Michael Singer as directors of the corporation. Segal is a managing partner at Persistence Capital Partners, a Canadian private equity fund focused on high-growth opportunities in Canadian healthcare, while Singer is a former chairman of the board of directors at Warnex. Headquartered in Quebec, DIAGNOS is a provider of healthcare technical services.

Escort, which is owned by Monomoy Capital Partners, has hired David Thornhill as president and CEO. Prior to joining Escort, Thornhill worked at Igloo Products Corp, where he served as executive vice president and chief operations officer. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, Escort is a maker of radar and laser detector products.

Microsoft Corp has named John W. Stanton to its board of directors. Stanton is the current chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners and Trilogy International Partners. He is the former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, which was acquired by Deutsche Telekom and later renamed T-Mobile USA.

Prevalent, which is backed by Fulcrum Equity Partners, has hired Matthew Hicks as chief strategy officer. Hicks is the former executive-in-residence at Grandbanks Capital. Headquartered in Warren, New Jersey, Prevalent is a provider of third-party risk and vendor threat intelligence technologies.

Quantros, a a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, has hired Annie Callanan as president and CEO. She replaces J.P. Fingado, an operating partner at Francisco Partners who served as interim president and CEO. Callanan is the former COO of Systech International. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Quantros is a provider of safety and quality performance software for the healthcare sector.