Akoya Capital Partners — The Chicago investment firm hired Ken Kunin as managing director. His past experience includes president and CEO of engineering company Arens Controls LLC, which was sold to Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) in 2013 for $98 million. Kunin also served as executive vice president of electronic components manufacturer Cherry Corp. and president of Cherry Automotive.

Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) — The Washington, D.C. asset management firm promoted two managing directors: Brian Bernasek and Stephen Wise. Bernasek has been named head of the global industrial and transportation team while Wise teams with Karen Bechtel as co-heads of the global healthcare team. Bernasek, who joined Carlyle in 2000, succeeds Greg Ledford, a 25-year Carlyle veteran, who will continue as a managing director. Brechtel and Wise joined Carlyle in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

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