Accordion Partners — Michelle Van Hellemont has joined as director, business development. In this capacity, Van Hellemont is expected to help expand Accordion’s presence within the private equity community. She was previously at Ambrose and Stax Consulting.
Akerman Senterfitt — Alejandro García Villalpando (pictured) has joined as a shareholder in the firm's taxation practice group. Based in New York, Villalpando will focus on domestic and international tax and corporate matters. His work for U.S. and foreign clients will largely intersect with Akerman's Latin American and Caribbean practice, with an emphasis on the tax aspects of cross-border M&A. García Villalpando is a 20-year veteran in advising private equity firms, as well as public and private companies.