Alvarez & Marsal — Leslie Nielson (pictured) has joined the firm as managing director and head of the firm’s growing global human resources tax practice. She is based in New York. Nielson joins the firm from Aon Hewitt in London, where she was a partner, specializing on deals in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions. Earlier in her career, she served as a member of the human resources transaction services team at PwC in New York, specializing in employee benefits and compensation due diligence for global M&A projects.
Bayside Capital — The London-based distressed debt and special situations affiliate of private investment firm H.I.G. Capital has promoted Sensu Serpen to managing director. Serpen joined Bayside in 2008. She has worked on sourcing and trading distressed and performing credits in primary and secondary markets. Prior to Bayside, she held director positions in distressed and special situations groups at both Barclays Capital plc and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC)