Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC — Mark Heinrich joins the firm as a managing director in New York. A retired rear admiral of the U.S. Navy, Heinrich served as chief executive of the logistics group, Naval Supply Systems Command, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Penn. He also served as chief of Supply Corps, the Navy's 25,000-person global supply chain practice.
Clearlake Capital Group LP — Erik Prusch has been named CEO of Clearlake portfolio company NetMotion Wireless Inc. NetMotion, a provider of enterprise mobility management software and services, was acquired by Clearlake in September 2012. Prusch succeeds interim CEO Chris Gibbons, who will continue to serve as chairman. Prusch most recently served as CEO at wireless broadband service Clearwire Corp., where he helped conduct the sale of the company to Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S). Prior to Clearwire, Prusch served as CEO of Borland Software.
K&L Gates — The law firm’s Tokyo office adds Takahiro Hoshino as a partner in the commercial disputes practice and Takahiro Tsumagari as a partner in the real estate investment, development, and finance practice [check]. Most recently, Hoshino was the founder of Hoshino & Partners. Joining Hoshino in his move is a team of four associates: Osamu Miura, Yuki Okada, Nobuki Wada and Yasuhito Yamada. Tsumagari arrives hails from Atsumi & Sakai. Previously, he served a judge at the Tokyo and Utsunomiya District Courts.
LLR Partners — The Philadelphia-based private equity firm enlisted John Hillen as an operating partner. Hillen served as a former assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007. In 2008, Hillen joined Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. (previously known as Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc.) and went on to become CEO. While there, Hillen helped the company file to go public in 2009 and later conducted a sale to Ares Management for $315 million in 2011. Earlier positions included the president of CGI Federal and head of the defense and intelligence business at American Management Systems, which was sold to CACI International Inc. for $415 million in 2004.
Palamon Capital Partners — The London private equity firm elected Julian Carreras, Pascal Jean-No'l Noth and Gary Pritchard to the partnership. Carreras, previously a principal, originally joined Palamon in 2003 from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS). He serves on the board of Palamon portfolio companies, including Quality Solicitors. Jean-Noel Noth, also previously a principal, joined Palamon in 2009, also from Goldman Sachs. He is a board member of portfolio companies OberScharrer Group and Cambridge Education Group. Pritchard joined Palamon in 2008 as CFO and was promoted to managing director in 2011.
Phoenix Management Services— The Chadds Ford, Pa.-based advisory firm has named Joseph Nappi (pictured) a managing director in its Boston office. Nappi, a turnaround professional, specializes in assisting companies in a variety of transitional situations. His diversified experience, spanning 14 years, includes having served in interim management roles including chief restructuring officer. Nappi joined the firm in 2005.
StepStone Group LP— The private equity firm has named Michael Elio a partner. Elio will be based in StepStone's New York headquarters. Prior to joining StepStone, Elio was a managing director at the Institutional Limited Partners Association. Before that, he was a managing director at LP Capital Advisors and led the firm’s Boston office, where he served as the lead consultant to North American and European institutional investors. StepStone committed more than $7 billion in 2013.