CamberView Partners — The San Francisco-based advisory firm named Robert Zivnuska a principal. Prior to joining CamberView, Zivnuska worked at BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) where he oversaw corporate governance for the Americas. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, he was a corporate associate at law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments.
GCA Savvian Advisors LLC — Seihun Kong has joined the San Francisco investment bank as a managing director. A 16-year banking veteran, Seihun specializes namely in the software sector. Prior to GCA Savvian, Seihun was a managing director at Union Square Advisors and, before that, a principal at Banc of America Securities. Seihun began his career as an equity research analyst at Deutsche Banc. Brown and ThinkEquity Partners, where he spent a total of eight years publishing research on a number of topics centering on software.
Hogan Lovells US LLP The Washington, D.C.-based law firm has added three partners to expand the Los Angeles office: Barry Dastin, Sheri Jeffrey and Russ Cashdan. The group joins from New York-based Kaye Scholer LLP, where they were all partners. Dastin has worked on cross-border transactions, public offerings and restructuring deals. Jeffrey’s practice focuses largely on entertainment matters, including development, distribution and financing of motion pictures, as well as media M&A. Cashdan focuses on M&A, finance and general corporate matters.
LLR Partners Inc. — The Philadelphia private equity firm has named Ira (Gus) Hunt (pictured, above), former chief technology officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, as an operating partner. In this role, Hunt will help LLR evaluate new investment opportunities in the security, defense and government services sectors, as well as support the growth of the financial sponsor’s existing portfolio companies. The move comes on the heels of LLR’s opening a new office in Arlington, Va., with Jason Rigoli and Michael Levenberg at the helm of its security, defense and government services practice.
Monroe Capital LLC — The Chicago private equity firm appointed Bradley Nii managing director. Nii will serve as group head for the Southern California region out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Warren Woo will continue in his current role as a partner of Monroe Capital Partners Fund, which was formed in 2011. Prior to Monroe, Nii held a number of leadership positions at various firms, including investment bank B. Riley & Co., private equity firm American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) and now defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers.
Nomura Investment — The Tokyo investment bank has expanded its team in the Americas by appointing six managing directors. They are Ben Adams, Edward Aitken, Georges Azzam, Richard Eisenberg, William Hunter and Christopher Turner. Adams, who was previously at BMO Capital Markets, specializes in health care services. Aitken, a veteran of Merrill Lynch and most recently the Viant Group, will become head of Americas retail investment banking. Azzam, most recently of Société Générale, will take over as co-chief of Americas mergers and acquisitions. Eisenberg left a position at UBS AG and will now serve as Nomura’s head of media investment banking for the region. Before joining the global natural resources group at Nomura, Hunter had been with Jefferies and Teneo Capital. Turner joins from Barclays plc and will become a part of the bank’s financial sponsors practice. This slate of recent hires is part of Nomura’s effort to grow the investment banking practice, especially in the western hemisphere.
Perella Weinberg Partners— The New York asset manager has hired Jonathan Prather, a managing director in the global industrials group at Goldman Sachs & Co. (NYSE:GS), as a partner in its advisory business. In this role, Prather will continue to focus on the paper and forest products industry, in addition to packaging and building products clients. Prather joined Goldman in 2006 and ran a number of notable auctions, including the $1 billion sale of Solo Cup to Dart Container Corp. Before his time with Goldman, Prather was at UBS AG, where he was a director within the investment bank’s global industrials group.
Pharos Capital Group LLC —The private equity firm brought in Joshua Brown as a senior financial analyst in the firm's Dallas headquarters. Brown will be responsible for deal review, financial due diligence and financial modeling. Prior to joining Pharos, which also has a headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., he was an analyst in the healthcare group at investment bank William Blair & Co. in Chicago. Before that, he completed internships at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Goldman Sachs & Co.
*Additional reporting by Allison Collins