CBIZ Valuation Group LLC — The Lawrenceville, N.J., firm hired valuation specialist Adam McArthur to be a Western region managing partner. McArthur provides appraisals on corporations, intangible assets, partnerships and professional practices. He also provides litigation support and expert witness testimony in relation to business and intangible asset valuation. He arrives from Strategic Valuation Group LLC (SVG) where he was a principal. Prior to that, he held various positions in the valuation and litigation support practices of Los Angeles-based Desmond Marcello & Amster, Calabasas, Calif.-based Business Enterprise Appraisal Company Inc., New York-based Webush Morgan Securities Inc. and now defunct investment bank Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.
Houlihan Lokey — The New York investment bank poached two advisers from C&Co/PrinceRidge. Leland Harrs, who has 20 years of experience in the chemicals sector, has joined Houlihan Lokey’s industrials group as a managing director. He will be based in New York and oversee the firm’s chemicals coverage. Separately, James Holmes has joined the investment bank’s industrials group as a vice president, also focusing on the chemicals sector and based in New York. Both Harrs and Holmes join from C&Co/PrinceRidge where Harrs was a managing director, leading that firm’s chemicals team, and Holmes was a vice president, working on advisory and financing mandates across several sectors. Before C&Co/PrinceRidge, Harrs and Holmes were both at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Opus Global Holdings LLC — Julio Quinteros Jr., a 15-year banking veteran from Goldman Sachs & Co., switched over to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Opus as senior vice president, corporate development. At Goldman, Quinteros worked as a senior equity analyst for the financial technology sector. Quinteros focused on point-of-sale technologies, acquirers, prepaid, payroll, information services and other payment processors. His coverage spanned ADP, BlackHawk, Equifax, FIS, Fiserv, Global Payments, Green Dot, MasterCard, NCR, NetSpend, Vantiv, VeriFone, Visa, Western Union and others. Opus is a financial technology company recently founded by former VeriFone Systems Inc. (NYSE: PAY) CEO Doug Bergeron and Chicago private equity firm GTCR LLC.
Sidley Austin LLP — Timothy Spangler has joined the law firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. In this position, Spangler will work within Sidley’s global investment funds, advisers and derivatives practice. In the past, he has served as chair of the investment funds group at his prior firm. He regularly advises sponsors on the formation, negotiation and structuring of investment vehicles in numerous jurisdictions, including the U.S., U.K., Cayman Islands, the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland.
TA Associates — The private equity firm announced two hires in newly created senior roles. Jeffrey Hadden has joined TA as chief operating officer and general counsel, and Kevin Masse has joined the firm as chief portfolio officer. Both serve in TA’s headquarters in Boston. Hadden will oversee all legal matters, including compliance and marketing. He joins from Goodwin Procter LLP. He has served as TA’s outside general counsel since 1987 as partner in Goodwin Procter’s business law department and member of its private equity group. Masse will be in charge of TA’s portfolio operations group where his responsibilities include acquisition integration and overseeing initiatives to drive portfolio growth. Masse was previously a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Water Street Healthcare Partners — The Chicago investment firm appointed Katie Ossman (pictured) to vice president where she will assist in identifying new investment opportunities. Prior to Water Street, Ossman worked as an associate with Avista Capital Partners, where she focused on investments in the health care, consumer and industrials sectors. She began her career in investment banking with JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).