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People Moves: Michael Silverstein Joins Carlyle's Consumer Group, Former AT&T Executive Krish Prabhu Gets Hired by Siris Capital

Dana Mead has been named CEO at TPG Capital-backed medical device manufacturer Beaver-Visitec

Aleksander Bakic was promoted from counsel to partner at O'Melveny & Myers. Based in London, Bakic focuses on mid-market buyouts in Europe and Africa.


Judith Raoul-Bardy was promoted from associate to partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Based in Paris, Raoul-Bardy concentrates on M&A and private equity in media and telecom sectors.


David Bellaire has joined Waud Capital Partners as an operating partner. Based in Chicago, Bellaire was previously with Bain & Co. and focuses on the healthcare sector.


Jay Bhatt was hired by Boston-based Thomas H. Lee Partners’ information services and technology group as a managing director. Bhatt was most recently the CEO of Blackboard Inc.


Mark Bourgeois was hired by Dubai-based Abraaj Group as global head of investor engagement. Most recently with Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Bourgeois will lead the firm’s global fundraising efforts.


Andy Bryant was hired by BDA Partners as chief operating officer. Based in London, Bryant most recently served as the CEO of Suzu Technologies, which provides marketing tools for online retailers.


David Campbell has joined Getzler Henrich & Associates to lead the firm’s Midwest region. Based in Chicago and most recently with Fifth Third Bank, Campbell has experience with restructurings and leveraged finance.


Andrew Collina was hired by Alantra’s Boston office as a managing director. Previously with BB&T Capital Markets, Collina will manage the firm’s U.S. financial sponsor relationships.


Gerard Comizio was hired by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in Washington, D.C. Most recently with Paul Hastings, Comizio will head Fried Frank's banking practice.


Rick Costello has joined Align Capital Partners’ Cleveland office as an operating partner, where he will help the firm develop portfolio companies. Costello previously held positions at Spectrum Surgical Instruments and Steris Corp.


Alan Crossley has joined Toronto-based Osprey Capital as a partner. Crossley has experience in operations, management buyouts and initial public offerings. He previously served as senior vice president at petroleum products company Parkland Fuels.


Rob Day has joined Proskauer’s London office as a partner. Previously with King & Wood Mallesons, Day focuses on M&A and private equity across the financial services, consumer, media and technology sectors.


Matthew Doull was hired by BDA Partners as head of Internet and digital Media in Hong Kong. Doull previously served as a senior adviser for BDA was also the owner and operator of Hollywood Reporter parent Prometheus Global Media.


Michael Drai was promoted from principal to managing director at Chicago-based Sterling Partners. Drai concentrates on the business services sector.


Matthew Dubeck was promoted from associate to partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Based in Los Angeles, Dubeck focuses on M&A and venture capital.


Anthony Forshaw has joined Houlihan Lokey Inc. (NYSE: HLI) as a managing director. Based in London and previously with Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), Forshaw focuses on corporate financing.


Laron Galea was hired by Wimington Trust as head of product planning and development. Based in New York and previously with Deutsche Bank, Galea will work on Wilmington's M&A escrow and paying agent practice.


Justin Green was promoted from principal to managing director at New York-based Palladium Equity Partners. Green joined the PE firm in 2004 from Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C). 


Aly El Hamamsy has joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s New York office as a partner. Most recently with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Hamamsy concentrates on private equity.


Matthew Harrison was promoted from principal to partner at New York-based Wellspring Capital Management. Harrison has been with Wellspring since 2005 and focuses on the consumer and industrial sectors.


Jane Haxby

Jane Haxby was named European managing partner at Squire Patton Boggs. She previously served as the chair of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa, global corporate group, and managing partner for its Manchester, England, office. Haxby joined Squire Patton in 1993.


Fazle Husain was hired by CVC Capital Partners as head of U.S. healthcare. Based in New York, Husain was most recently with Metalmark Capital.


Daniel Ilundain was promoted from prinicpal to managing director at New York-based Palladium Equity Partners. IIundain joined Palladium in 2005 from BBVA's private equity division. 


Sheon Karol was hired by Rochelle Park, New Jersey-based the DAK Group as a managing director. Previously with Newlands Consulting, Karol concentrates on middle market M&A in the manufacturing, healthcare and consumer sectors.


Nikole Kingston was promoted from counsel to partner at O'Melveny & Myers. Based in Newport Beach, California, Kingston focuses on private equity and M&A in the consumer products, healthcare and technology sectors.


Andrew Kleiman was promoted from associate to partner at Proskauer. Based in New York, Kleiman focuses on M&A in the hospitality, pharmaceuticals, real estate and banking industries.


David Klein was promoted from associate to partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. Based in New York, Klein focuses on M&A, private equity and joint ventures.


Alexander Kollmorgen was hired by K&L Gates' Berlin office as a partner. Most recently with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Kollmorgen advises German and other international companies on M&A and resrtucturings.


Arman Kuyumjian was hired by Baker & McKenzie as a partner in New York. Most recently with Haynes and Boone, Kuyumjian focuses on M&A in the healthcare space.


Stuart Landucci was hired by Wilmington Trust as head of sales strategy. Based in Boston and most recently with Deutsche Bank, Landucci will work in the firm's M&A escrow and paying agent practice.


Tracey Larsen has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP where he will co-chair the firm’s M&A practice. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Larsen was previously with Barnes & Thornburg LLP.


Brian Lavin was promoted from associate to partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. Based in New York, Lavin concentrates on M&A.


Jeeho Lee was promoted from counsel to partner O'Melveny & Myers. Based in Los Angeles, Lee represents issuers and underwriters on debt offering and initial public offerings.


Aneek Mamik has joined Värde Partners as North American head of specialty finance. Based in New York, Mamik was previously with GE Capital.


John Mann was hired by K&L Gates’ Melbourne office as a partner. Most recently with Clarendon Lawyers, Mann concentrates on M&A and private equity.


Timothy Martin was hired by Wilmington Trust as senior relationship manager. Based in Chicago and previously with Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Martin will work in the firm's will work in the firm's M&A escrow and paying agent practice.


Christopher Mead has joined Perella Weinberg Partners as a partner in Los Angeles. Mead was most recently with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for M&A in the construction, engineering and industrial sectors.


Dana Mead was named CEO at TPG Capital-backed medical device manufacturer Beaver-Visitec International. Mead was a previously partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


Marcus Meyer was hired by Madison Capital Funding LLC as a managing director in New York. Previously with NXT Capital, Meyer concentrates on investment opportunities for private equity firms in the Northeast.


J.P. Michaud has joined Petsky Prunier as a managing director. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina and previously with 7 Mile Advisors, Michaud focuses on M&A in the technology and business services sectors.


Kim Vender Moffat was promoted from principal to managing director at Chicago-based Sterling Partners. Vender Moffat focuses on the middle market healthcare and business services industries.


Thomas Mulvihill has joined KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. (NYSE: KEY) as a managing director. Based in New York and previously with KPMG, Mulvihill will be responsible for business development in the firm’s public sector group.


Saee Muzumdar was promoted from associate to partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Based in New York, Muzumdar focuses on M&A and joint ventures.


Katie Noggle has joined Align Capital Partners’ as director of business development. Based in Cleveland, Noggle previously worked in debt capital markets for KeyBank National Association.


Dierk Paskert was hired by Quarton International as a partner in Munich, Germany. Paskert focuses on the energy and chemical sectors. He was most recently the CEO of Ressource Alliance.


Seth Pearson was promoted was promoted from principal to partner at New York-based Wellspring Capital Management. Pearson has been with the PE firm since 2007 and concentrates on the healthcare and industrial sectors.


Donald Persinski has joined KeyBanc Capital Markets as a managing director in Pittsburgh. Most recently with Ponder & Co., Donald Persinski focuses on healthcare public finance, including business development.


Krish Prabhu was hired by New York-based Siris Capital Group as an executive partner, where he will help the firm look for investments, particularly in the technology sector. Prabhu most recently served as AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) chief technology officer.


Luis Ramírez has partnered with New York-based Post Capital Partners to form a platform company that will look for acquisitions in industrial plant equipment, parts and services. Ramirez most recently served as CEO of Global Power Equipment Group Inc.


Michael Saarinen was hired by Alston & Bird as a partner in New York. Most recently with Goodwin Procter, Saarinen represents private equity firms and hedge funds on fund formations and operations.


Jeff Schiamberg has joined New York-based Cowen Group Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN) as a managing director. Previously with RBC Capital Markets, Schiamberg focuses on the consumer sector.


Sid Shaver was hired by Houston-based BVCA as a managing director. Most recently with Statesman Capital, Shaver focuses on sell-side transactions in the energy, technology, logistics, consumer and food and beverage sectors.


Adam Shebitz was promoted from principal to managing director at New York-based Palladium Equity Partners. He joined the firm in 2006 from Banc of America Securities.


Michael Silverstein has joined the Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) as an operating executive in the firm’s global retail and consumer group. Previously with Boston Consulting Group, Silverstein will advise Carlyle and its portfolio companies on investments, management and operations in the retail and consumer sectors.


Anthony Siu was hired by BDA Partners as a managing director. Based in Shanghai, Siu previously led greater China investment banking for Robert W. Baird.


Harris Siskind was promoted to global head of McDermott Will & Emery’s corporate and transactional practice group. He previously led the corporate and transactional practice for the firm’s Miami office. Siskind concentrates on private equity and M&A.


Joel Telpner

Joel Telpner has joined Sullivan & Worcester as a partner in New York. Previously with Jones Day, Telpner has experience in M&A and debt transactions.


Andrew Wingfield has joined Proskauer’s London office as a partner. Most recently with King & Wood Mallesons, Wingfield concentrates on private equity and M&A in the financial technology and cybersecurity industries. 

 

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