Armentum Partners, LLC announced Hutch Corbett as a managing partner. Hutch was most recently a managing director at TriplePoint Capital, and has extensive experience both as an operator and a long-tenured investment banker. -Market Wire
ICE Canyon LLC named Jaime G. Garza as managing director and portfolio manager. Garza will be a senior member of ICE Canyon’s investment team responsible for credit opportunities in the Americas and CEEMEA. Prior to joining ICE Canyon, Garza was a managing director and portfolio manager within Black River Asset Management’s Emerging Markets group, where he was responsible for investments spanning a range of credit-related asset classes such as bonds, loans, and private placements, in a broad set of industries within Latin America and CEEMEA. -Business Wire
SAP Ventures named Rami Branitzky as managing director to lead the global market development team. Branitzky will oversee the firm’s efforts to enable its direct and indirect portfolio companies to leverage the unmatched capabilities and expertise of one of the large enterprise IT ecosystems through its limited partner, SAP AG. Prior to this role, Branitzky served as managing director at SAP Labs North America, where he was responsible for strategy and operations of SAP Labs across the region. -PR Newswire
Gerstein, Fisher & Associates, Inc. appointed Ronnie R. Shah, PhD, CFA, as its senior director of Research. Shah will shape and help to implement the research agenda that drives Gerstein Fisher’s Multi-Factor(R) investment strategies, working with both the firm’s internal research team and academics affiliated with the Gerstein Fisher Research Center. Shah brings strong professional and academic credentials to Gerstein Fisher, having most recently worked as a senior researcher at Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, TX and as a portfolio manager at BlackRock Inc. in San Francisco, CA, where he was a member of the Scientific Active Equity team. In his past roles, Shah developed real-world investment solutions for a variety of institutional and financial advisor clients, authored research white papers and led client seminars. Over the course of his career he has covered both domestic and non-US (developed and emerging market) equities. -Business Wire
Forum Partners Investment Management LLC named George Ahl as managing director, Capital Markets based in Forum’s Greenwich office. He brings considerable experience to Forum, with his long-standing relationships formed over the past 17 years with many of the most sophisticated real estate private equity investors. Before joining Forum Partners, Ahl was one of the founding Principals of M3 Capital Partners. -Business Wire
Western Asset Management Company named Chia-Liang Lian as co-head of the Emerging Markets Debt Team. Building upon Lian’s successful effort in expanding the Asia ex-Japan investment team, the appointment will create a two-year succession plan for the emerging markets debt investment effort. -PR Newswire
Brandywine Realty Trust announced Thomas E. Wirth as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company. Wirth served the company as executive vice president, Portfolio Management and Investments where he directed portfolio management, acquisition and disposition activities and assisted in formulating the company’s capital allocation tactics, including structuring joint ventures and construction financings. From 2004 until 2009, Wirth served as president (2007-2009) and chief financial officer of Feldman Mall Properties. He will succeed Howard M. Sipzner. -PR Newswire
Woodbridge International appointed Ken Bernstein to its global team of senior M&A advisors. Previously, Bernstein co-founded two international health and beauty acquisition companies specializing in consolidation of the highly fragmented professional health beauty retail sector. -Market Wire
Fidelity Investments appointed Nancy D. Prior as president of the company’s fixed income division. In this role, Prior will oversee Fidelity’s global fixed income division, which includes the company’s Bond and Money Market divisions. Prior most recently served as president of money markets and short duration bonds. -M2 EquityBites
BlackRock, Inc. announced Helen Zhu as new managing director and head of its China equities business effective April 7, 2014. Zhu will start managing funds later this year subject to regulatory approvals. Prior to joining BlackRock, Zhu has worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, most recently serving as managing director, chief China equity strategist.
State Street Corporation named Suresh Krishnamurthy and Cesar Estrada, both senior managing directors, to lead teams dedicated to servicing alternative fund of funds, limited partner, direct and hybrid structures.
Suresh Krishnamurthy, who joined State Street in 2003, will assume the role of head of the private equity and real estate fund of funds (FoF) and limited partner (LP) services, North America. In this role, he will be responsible for continuing and expanding existing client relationships as well as implementing a global FoF and LP Administration and Analytics services model.
Cesar Estrada joined State Street in February as the head of private equity, directs and hybrids, North America. He will be responsible for the management and expansion of existing client relationships and defining, implementing and promoting the direct and hybrid operating models globally. -Business Wire
PIMCO appointed Harley Bassman as an executive vice president and portfolio manager. He will join the firm on July 7, 2014 and will be based in the Newport Beach office. Bassman was most recently a managing director at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. -Market Wire
HSBC Holdings plc named Renato Naigeborin as head of equity trading for Latin America. He is to be based in Brazil where he will manage the bank’s suite of Latin America equity products. Naigeborin is to work with the HSBC Sales, Asset and Structured Finance, and Global Banking teams to develop new products and bring global equity offerings to Latin American clients. -Global Banking News
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. appointed Kayhan Mirza to the global head for foreign exchange. He has also been named a partner in the firm. Kayhan arrives from JP Morgan Chase, where he was global head of Foreign Exchange options and head of FX trading in Europe. -Global Banking News
SogoTrade Inc. named Jonathan Yao as chief executive officer. In this role, Yao’s immediate objectives are to continue improving customer service and provide the most economical, effective and technologically advanced online trading experience for its domestic and international customers. Yao was the former president of Scottrade Hong Kong LTD. -PR Newswire
Instinet Incorporated named Jonathan Kellner as chief executive officer. Prior to this role, Kellner served as head of Instinet’s Americas businesses. He replaces Fumiki Kondo. -ENP Newswire
Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC appointed A. Marshall Acuff, Jr., CFA and Palmer P. Garson as managing directors to augment the firm’s Virginia presence. Acuff and Garson collectively possess more than six decades of professional investment management and wealth advisory experience working with private clients, family offices, foundations, endowments and other institutional investors. They both were previously partners at Cary Street Partners.
ACE Limited named Seth Gillston as executive vice president and head of the expanded practice. In the new position, Gillston will coordinate a dedicated team of underwriters for the specialised needs of the private equity industry and the M&A process. Having joined the company in 2000, Gillston has over 18 years of insurance industry experience and has led the growth and development of the ACE Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. -M2 EquityBites
Greenhill & Co., Inc. appointed Patricia Moran as as a managing director and chief legal officer in New York. Moran is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she began her career 30 years ago. Based in New York, she has broad experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructurings, corporate governance and general corporate and securities law. She will succeed Gavin Solotar.
Greenhill & Co., Inc. appointed Gavin Solotar as a managing director role in the Firm’s Corporate Advisory business. Solotar has served as general counsel since 2012. -PR Newswire
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation appointed Michael Jasper as managing director and head of Netherlands institutional business. Prior to joining BNY, Jasper was responsible for institutional business development and relationship management at ING Investment Management. Prior to this, he worked for Rabobank International in senior client facing roles.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced it is further expanding its global Energy & Infrastructure business in Asia with the appointment of Tony Schultz and Ash Upadhyaya. Both bring extensive investment experience to the region.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced Tony Schultz as managing director in Sydney. Schultz was former managing director at EIG in Sydney, where he focused on energy, metals and mining investments in Asia Pacific.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced Ash Upadhyaya as director on KKR’s Energy & Infrastructure team in the U.S. Both Schultz and Upadhyaya will leverage their extensive sector knowledge to identify energy and resources investments in the region. -Business Wire
Genstar Capital Management, LLC announced Roman A. Margolin as principal and Katie M. Solomon as director.
Margolin joined Genstar Capital in 2008 and was promoted to vice president in 2011. Prior to joining Genstar, Margolin was an associate with Willis Stein & Partners. Previously, he was an analyst in the investment banking group of J.P. Morgan in Chicago. He earned an MBA from Stanford University and received a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University. Margolin serves on the boards of Genstar portfolio companies Netsmart Technologies Inc., Granite Global Solutions Inc., eResearch Technology Inc. and was formerly director of PRA International Inc.
Solomon joined Genstar in 2011 as vice president, Human Capital, a newly created position, to help ensure the firm attracts and retains the best leaders in its focused segments and drive growth through the identification and acquisition of talent. Prior to Genstar, Solomon was vice president, Human Capital and Investor Relations at Vector Capital. -PR Newswire
The Morgan Group, Inc. named Shelley Watson as senior vice president/director of National Operations. She will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily assets located in Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and North Carolina. Watson brings more than 20 years of multifamily experience in asset supervision for institutional clients in conventional, value add renovations, senior housing, repositions, and new construction lease ups. Prior to joining Morgan, she was a managing director with Greystar in Austin, Texas, where she was responsible for over 12,000 units. In addition to overseeing Morgan’s existing property management assets, Shelley will also assume leasing and management responsibility for Morgan’s pipeline of more than $600 million of new development in the Southern US. -Business Wire
CU Business Partners, LLC named Pamella C. Easley as president and chief executive officer. Most recently, Easley was chief executive officer of La Habra. She previously served in managing director and senior-executive level positions within the banking industry and has built and managed multi-billion dollar loan portfolios throughout her career. -Business Wire