Altegris Alternative — The investment firm has expanded its legal team by adding senior counsel Natalie Maniaci. Her title also includes advisory chief compliance officer. Maniaci joins from Trust Company of the West, where she was responsible for advising businesses on legal and regulatory matters affecting mutual funds, hedge funds and offshore funds.
CMF Associates LLC — The Philadelphia due diligence provider named Steven DelCarlino manager of strategic sourcing for the firm’s newly-created Return Accelerator program. In this role, DelCarlino will help implement sourcing strategies and other best practices for middle-market companies that are looking to optimize general and administrative expenses, such as manufacturing overhead.
Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC — The New York health care-focused investment bank added James Molloy as principal and M. Craig Kornett as managing director. Both will be based in the New York office. Separately, the firm hired Benjamin Klemz as director in Chicago. Each of the three senior executives joins Hammond Hanlon Camp from Barclays Capital. The firm has additional offices in Atlanta and San Diego.
Hunton & Williams LLP — The New York law firm hired Jamillia Ferris (pictured) as a partner in its antitrust and competition practice group. Ferris comes to the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as chief of staff to the assistant attorney general and oversaw enforcement and competition policy matters across various sectors, including technology, health insurance and financial services. Ferris will be based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.
Jones Day — Maria Luisa Canovas has joined the law firm as a partner within the M&A practice. She was formerly a partner in the New York office of Hogan Lovells. In her new position, she will remain in New York at Jones Day’s headquarters.
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. — The investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) appointed Brian Hunnicutt (pictured) managing director. Working within the firm’s debt capital markets and corporate syndications group, Hunnicut will be responsible for the structuring and origination of loans for clients in various sectors, including energy and utilities.
LNK Partners — The White Plains, N.Y.-based private equity firm enlisted Craig Rydin, the former CEO of recently sold Yankee Candle Co. Inc. (For more, see “Mr. Coffee Maker Acquires PE-backed Yankee Candle”) Rydin is currently Yankee Candle chairman. At LNK, he will work with existing portfolio companies and assist in pursuing new investment opportunities.
Nixon Peabody — Richard Zolezzi is joining the law firm’s global business and transactions practice on the West Coast. Zolezzi was once a partner at predecessor firm Lillick & Charles LP of San Francisco, which merged with Nixon Peabody in 2001. He spent 10 years at software provider SPL WorldGroup as chief strategy and legal officer and, eventually, interim president and CEO. While there, he oversaw the company’s expansion in Europe and sale to Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) in November 2006. Most recently, Zolezzi was a partner at investment bank Catapult Advisors.
Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P)— Brian McAndrews a digital-advertising veteran, was brought in by the Oakland, Calif.-based online radio service as its new chief executive officer. The move is expected to grow Pandora’s advertising, which generated 88 percent of its $427 million in revenue last fiscal year. McAndrews, who was also named chairman and president, succeeds Joe Kennedy. McAndrews led digital marketing firm AQuantive Inc., which was sold to Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) for about $6 billion.
Perella Weinberg Partners — Ryan Moss has joined the New York-based asset management firm as a partner. Moss, who specializes in the natural resources sector, has roughly 12 years of investment banking experience, including a run as managing director at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) in Houston.
Societe Generale SA — The Paris financial services company hired a former UBS trader to trade corporate bonds in its New York office. George Borst joined the French bank’s New York office as a senior trader responsible for both high yield and investment grade corporate bond trading. Borst reports to Fran Mulvey, head of U.S. credit trading. Borst was most recently with UBS and left the Swiss bank in July. He has previously served with Bear Stearns and JPMorgan. The hiring coincides with new investment banking leaders being named in Europe. Societe Generale named Stephane Hild as head of corporate and investment banking in Turkey, appointed Pierre Lebit as head of corporate and investment banking in Belgium and made Hugues de la Marnierre as head of corporate and investment banking in Switzerland. Societe Generale added former Lloyds Bank syndicate team member Etienne Lacault to its leveraged syndicate group in July.
Wellcentive — The health management and data analytics provider Tom Zajac has joined as CEO effective Oct. 8. Zajac most recently served as chief customer officer of Reed Elsevier NV (NYSE: ENL). Atlanta-based Wellcentive is backed by Harbert Management Corp, a Birmingham, Ala. investment firm, and venture capital provider Noro-Moseley Partners, also in Atlanta.