American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) — The Bethesda, Md.-based private equity firm named Abhay Pande managing director. He will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing energy and infrastructure investments in Asia. Pande will work out of the firm’s office in Annapolis, where American Capital’s energy and infrastructure subsidiary is based.
ASTRI Group — Mike Tomas, president of the Miami private equity firm, has accepted a four-year term on Workforce Florida‘s board of directors. Tomas has been asked by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to serve in the position, overseeing the state’s workforce system while also developing strategies that will improve the economy. Tomas is also chief executive of Bioheart Inc., a Sunrise, Fla.-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treating heart disease.
CamberView Partners LLC — Eileen Rominger joined the San Francisco firm as a senior adviser. Rominger was previously a director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from February 2011 to July 2012, where she went on to head the division of investment management. Before that, she had been at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) since August 1999. In 2010, she was named global chief investment officer of the bank’s asset management business. Before that, Rominger spent 18 years as an equity portfolio manager at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., where she was a managing director and a member of the executive committee.
DLA Piper — Karen Nelson joined the Baltimore-based law firm's national healthcare enforcement and compliance practice as of counsel. She will be based in DLA’s Austin, Texas, office. In this position, Nelson is expected to advise providers and suppliers on how to comply with Medicaid and Medicare laws and regulations. Previously, Nelson was deputy inspector general and chief counsel for the Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Evercore Wealth Management LLC — The New York investment bank brought in Jewelle Bickford (pictured) as a partner and wealth adviser. Bickford was previously with GenSpring Family Offices as a senior strategist. Bickford first got involved in investment banking at Citibank NA. From there, she founded her own investment banking firm, Bickford & Partners Inc., which she sold to Rothschild Inc. in 1994. She remained at Rothschild before jumping to GenSpring in 2009. Bickford began her career working in the office of former mayor of New York, Ed Koch.
Marx Group Advisors LLC — The San Rafael, Calif., advisory firm, which focuses on the automotive sector, named Max Dull a vice president. Dull began his career as manager of an automotive repair facility and later general manager of an engine parts warehouse distribution company. He most recently served as president and chief executive of Smyrna, Tenn.-based Beck/Arnley Worldparts Inc., an auto parts supplier, until December 2012.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (NYSE: OPY) — Doron Barnes has been appointed head of Oppenheimer’s institutional equity sales trading unit. He will be based in the advisory firm’s New York headquarters. The move comes just as Oppenheimer announced the promotions of David Laufer and Anthony Mazzella. Both will assume positions as co-heads of cash equity trading.
Waud Capital Partners — The Chicago private equity firm hired Justin DuPere as a vice president. Prior to joining Waud Capital, DuPere worked as a vice president for private equity firm GTCR LLC, also in Chicago, where he was responsible for sourcing deals in the business services, technology and financial services sectors. DuPere began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) in New York.