Bain & Co. — The Boston consulting firm promoted Phil Leung to lead the firm’s Asia Pacific operations, where he will focus on enhancing Bain’s cross-border M&A practice, especially on outbound transactions. Based in Shanghai, Leung will oversee the growth and development of the firm’s due diligence, joint venture support, divestitures and post-merger integration. Leung has been with Bain's Hong Kong office since 1995. He succeeds Satish Shankar, who is now managing director of Bain’s Southeast Asia region, which includes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta.
Duff & Phelps Corp. (NYSE: DUF) — Paul Kacik has joined the New York investment bank as a managing director in the healthcare practice. A 20-year dealmaking veteran, Kacik jumps to Duff & Phelps from DA Davidson & Co., where he was managing director and head of healthcare. He was also at predecessor firm, McGladrey Capital Markets, which DA Davison acquired in February 2012.
Genstar Capital Management LLC — After working informally with the private equity firm for the past five years, Tom Hutton and Mitch Vernick join Genstar's financial services segment. As members of Genstar's strategic advisory board, Hutton and Vernick will assist the firm in sourcing deals and investment opportunities. Hutton specializes in information technology and the financial services sector, while Vernick is an experienced financial services executive with expertise in commercial finance.
Holland & Knight LLP — The Miami law firm's New York branch brought in Norberto Quintana as a partner. Quintana arrives from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, also in New York, where he has represented numerous corporate financings and private equity firms on deals throughout Latin America. He will be a part of Holland & Knight's financial services practice.
MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) — Denise Morrison, chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), has been elected to the New York insurance company's board of directors, effective Feb. 21. With the addition of Morrison as a director, MetLife now has four women on its board, or 31 percent of the non-management directors. (For more on women in the boardroom, see "The Buyside: Diversifying the Boardroom") Morrison has held a variety of executive positions at Campbell before becoming CEO in 2011, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and president of global sales and chief customer officer. Under her leadership, Campbell has participated in M&A often, most recently selling its European operations to CVC Capital Partners (Campbell is considered one of Mergers & Acquisitions' "Seven Savvy Strategic Buyers.") Prior to joining the company in 2003, she served for eight years in various leadership roles at Kraft Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: KRFT). Before that, she also held positions at Nestlé USA Inc. (VTX: NESN), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).
Walker & Dunlop Inc. (NYSE: WD) — Jeremy Pino and Livingston Hessam have joined the Bethesda, Md. company as vice presidents. Pino and Hessam, based out of Tampa, Fla., will focus on originating commercial real estate debt and equity throughout the U.S. Pino joins the company from Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, while Hessam jumps over from the real estate segment of Metlife.