Joan Binstock
Joan Binstock

Joan Binstock was hired by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners as an advisor, where she is assisting the firm on deal and operational activities across all portfolio companies. Binstock spent the majority of her career as an executive at investment manager Lord, Abbett & Co.

Olga Bogush was hired by Schiff Hardin LLP's New York office as a partner. Most recently with Herrick Feinstein LLP, Bogush represents clients in tax issues related to M&A and private equity.

Jim Brady was hired by PE firm Frazier Healthcare Partners as an operating partner. Brady was previously an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners.

Cary Burch was hired by LLR Partners as a senior advisor where he is helping the PE firm seek investments in the enterprise software sector. Burch was most recently the chief innovation officer at Thomson Reuters (Nasdaq: TRI) and held CEO and COO roles at the company’s legal enterprise software company, Thomson Reuters Elite.

Bill Cordingley was promoted from global sector head for animal protein to head of the Chicago office at food and agribusiness bank Rabobank. In his new role, Cordingley focuses on several subsectors including: dairy, farming, grains and oilseeds and food packaging.

Abhik Das was hired by Munich, Germany-based alternative asset management firm Golding Capital Partners as head of private debt where he will be responsible for the firm's private debt investments. Das was most recently with BlueBay Asset Management.

Christi Davis has joined McGuireWoods’ securities practice in Pittsburgh as senior counsel. Davis was most recently with PNC Financial Group where she was managing chief counsel and corporate secretary.

Raúl Fernández-Briseño was hired by Mayer Brown as a partner in the firm's Mexico City office where he is serving as the leader of M&A in the region. Most recently with White & Case, Briseño has experience in the telecommunications and aviation sectors.

Seth Friedman was hired by investment firm Global Bankers Capital as a managing director. Previously with RLJ Credit Management, Friedman focuses on middle-market debt and borrowing.

Mark Garrett has joined PE firm General Atlantic as an advisor. Garrett is the former CFO at Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) and he is advising General Atlantic on the technology sector.

Ken Gonzalez was hired by cybersecurity firm NightDragon Security as a managing director. In addition, NightDragon has formed a strategic partnership with Momentum Cyber to provide M&A advisory to cybersecurity companies.

David Graff has joined Oaklins DeSilva + Phillips as a senior advisor. He focuses on brand extensions, licensing and retail programs for media and branding companies. Graff founded SunGate Partners in 2000.

Keith Guilbault was promoted from COO to CEO at Mexican restaurant chain Qdoba. Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) bought Qdoba from Jack in the Box Inc. (Nasdaq: JACK) for $305 million.

John Adam Kanas was hired by the Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) as a senior advisor, where he will be advising the firm on financial services issues. Kanas currently serves as non-executive chairperson at BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

Terry Keating from executive vice president to president and CEO at Accord Financial Inc., the asset-based lending and factoring unit of Accord Financial Corp. Since joining Accord in 2014, Keating has played a major role in transforming the business from a factoring company to a broad-based commercial finance lender.

Megan Kneipp was hired by lower middle-market PE firm Blue Point Capital Partners as head of business development. Kneipp was most recently the vice president of business development and investor relations at CenterOak Partners.

Chune Loong Lum was hired by law firm Ropes & Gray as a counsel in Hong King. Most recently with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Lum represents Asia and China-focused fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds.

Kristin Mendoza has joined Kirkland & Ellis' New York office as a partner. Previously with Latham & Watkins, Mendoza concentrates on private equity and M&A in the power and energy sectors.

Allison Miller was hired by PE firm Arbor Investments as chief marketing officer. She was previously the vice president of marketing for the Chicago Cubs.

Ezequiel Navar has joined JMP Group LLC (NYSE: JMP) as a managing director where he focused on the healthcare information technology sector. Navar was most recently the head of healthcare information technology at H2C Securities where he executed M&A, equity and debt transactions.

Michael O'Brien has joined Akerman's M&A and private equity practice as a partner. He was previously with Vedder Price.

Steven Paget has joined alternative investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. as a managing director and portfolio manager, European performing credit. In this new role, Paget will lead the build out of Angelo, Gordon’s European performing credit business with a focus on developing the firm’s European collateralized loan obligation platform. Paget most recently served as a portfolio manager on the European leveraged finance team at PGIM Fixed Income.

Patrick Paige was named CEO at Ardian-backed HDT Automotive, a fluid-handling systems provider. Paige was most recently the CEO of fastener maker Acument Global Technologies.

Gregg Parise was hired by PE firm Sweetwater Capital Partners as a managing partner. Parise served as a senior advisor to the firm since 2016 and he focuses on sourcing and underwriting secondary and direct opportunities in private, high-growth companies.

Cyrille Perard has joined Perella Weinberg Partners as a managing director, where he will be helping the firm expand its coverage in France. Perad previously served as co-head of M&A for the France, Belgium and Luxembourg region at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

Stacia Schlosser Ryan has joined investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners as a partner. Ryan was most recently with Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and she focuses on the consumer and retail sector.

Bill Thompson has joined Evercore (NYSE: EVR) as a senior managing director and co-CEO of the firm's private capital advisory business. Based in San Francisco, Thompson will help expand Evercore’s existing real estate advisory services by establishing a global real estate capital raising platform. Thompson previously held roles with LaSalle Advisors, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit Suisse and Greenhill & Co.

David Wheat has joined Kirkland & Ellis' Houston office as a partner. Formerly with KPMG, Wheat concentrates on tax matters in M&A, particularly in the energy sector.

Robby Winarta was hired by the Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) as a managing director. Previously with Credit Suisse, Winarta focuses on investments in Indonesia.

Dennis Zhang was hired by Raymond James (NYSE: RJF) as a managing director. Most recently with Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), Zhang focuses on cross-border M&A between Chinese and U.S.-based companies.

Jeff Zhang has joined Orrick's M&A and private equity practice as a partner. Most recently with King & Wood Mallesons, Zhang represents Chinese state-owned and privately-held companies on M&A.

Demitri Diakantonis

Demitri Diakantonis

Demitri Diakantonis joined SourceMedia in 2015 and serves as Managing Editor of Mergers & Acquisitions. He covers all aspects of middle-market deamaking, with a focus on strategic buyers and the consumer and retail sectors, and writes The Buyside column.