Avista Capital Partners — The New York private equity firm hired Graham Whaling as an industry executive focused on energy investments. Most recently, Whaling served as CEO of Parkman Whaling LLC, an oil and gas investment banking advisory firm that he co-founded in 2007.
Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Inc. (HKW) — Partners Ted Kramer, Luke Phenicie and Mike Foisy received promotions at the New York private equity firm. Kramer, who joined the firm in 2001, will serve as president and will continue sourcing deals. Phenicie, who joined HKW in 2004 and has been a partner since 2009, has been named lead transaction partner. Foisy, a partner since 2011, has been named lead operating partner.