AlpInvest Partners has promoted Michael Hacker to managing director and Michael Camacho to principal. Both joined AlpInvest’s secondary investment team in New York in 2007. The Carlyle Group LP acquired the Dutch fund-of-funds manager in 2011.
Altamont Capital Partners has promoted Steve Brownlie to managing director. Brownlie has been with Altamont since the inception of the firm. In addition, Jon Altman and Alex Rolfe, also members of the original Altamont team, were promoted to principal, and Sam Gaynor and Kevin Mason to vice president.
Castanea Partners has promoted Julian Chu to operating partner. Chu, who joined Castanea as vice president in 2012, has more than 15 years of experience in the digital marketing and ecommerce sectors, most recently as head of ecommerce for Puma North America, the sport lifestyle fashion brand.
Cogent Partners, an investment bank focused on alternative assets, has promoted Jeffrey Reece to director in Shanghai and Wes Bender to vice president in Dallas. Prior to joining Cogent in 2011, Reece was a vice president at Ewing Management Group (formerly Carlyle Management Group), where he was responsible for growth equity investments in China and special situation investments in the United States.
Commonfund Capital has promoted Cari Lodge to managing director. Lodge, who joined Commonfund last May, was formerly a director in Tulane University’s investment management office, where she was responsible for private equity and private real assets investments. She will help lead the organization’s secondaries investment practice.
Generation Growth Capital has promoted Thomas Nye to vice president. Nye joined Generation Growth Capital in July 2012 as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, Nye was an associate with Robert W. Baird & Co.
Oregon’s state Treasury senior investment officer, John Hershey, is taking over the newly created role of director of alternatives, which will put him in charge of alternatives, private equity, real estate and opportunistic strategies.
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a multi-strategy firm focused primarily on credit opportunities such as distress, has promoted several people to senior positions within the firm. Lee Landrum is now a partner with the firm and leads Tennenbaum’s global fundraising efforts. He also is a member of the investment committee. Lee joined Tennenbaum in 2010 after approximately three years with The Carlyle Group. In addition, Tim Gravely, Geoff Jones and Dan Worrell are now managing directors with the firm.
Thoma Bravo has promoted A.J. Rohde to principal. Rohde joined Thoma Bravo in 2010 as a vice president. Rohde played a key role in the firm’s acquisition and development of Deltek Inc; Digital Insight Inc; Edmentum Inc; Roadnet Technologies Inc; and Telestream Inc. Rohde previously worked at Saban Capital Group, Jefferies & Co and Ford Motor Co.
Vision Capital has promoted Samer Cortas to partner. Cortas joined the firm in October 2010, having previously spent more than 12 years in leveraged finance. He has global responsibility for financing across the portfolio. Vision Capital is an international buyout shop.