AR Capital LLC — The New York real estate advisory firm tapped Kase Abusharkh as chief investment officer. Abusharkh, a 13-year veteran of commercial real estate, founded commercial real estate franchisor Sperry Van Ness, which brokered more than $2 billion-worth of commercial real estate transactions.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. — Clifford Sladnick has been hired as a managing director at the Chicago-based investment bank. Previously, Sladnick worked at Hampton Advisors where he advised companies and private equity investors in acquisitions and divestitures, as well as corporate strategy. Sladnick’s experience also includes three years as chief administration officer for Gevity HR, where he led the sale of the company. Before that, he spent three years as vice president of corporate development for Brunswick Corp., where he led nine divestitures and 16 acquisitions and joint ventures.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. — Samir Hussein has been named head of Internet and media investment banking. The move coincides with the New York financial adviser's expansion into the digital media sector. Previously, Hussein served as managing director in the investment banking division of JMP Securities. He has also worked with Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Salomon Smith Barney.
CBIZ MHM LL — The New York accounting firm named Sam Wright a director in the transaction advisory services group. Wright will assist with the expansion of the firm’s footprint. He began his career as a senior manager at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in 1998 before moving onto a two-year stint at Ernst & Young. After that, Wright was a partner at BKD LLP from 2008 to 2010 before moving on to Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in2011.
Jenner & Block LLP — Jason Osborn has joined the law firm’s private equity practice as a corporate partner in the Chicago headquarters. In this position, Osborn will represent financial sponsors as well as public company clients in various types of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, divestitures, private financings, recapitalizations and restructurings. Osborn, previously a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has advised numerous PE clients, including Evergreen Pacific Partners, GTCR, Harren Equity Partners, Hudson Ferry Capital, Liberty Partners, Parthenon Capital and Prairie Equity.
Veritas Financial Partners — The private equity firm added Norman Stayton as a senior consultant, business development officer. Stayton, who has over 35 years' worth of asset-based lending experience, is expected to source new deals out of the firm's Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters. Stayton has held positions at numerous firms, including Chase Commercial Corp., Congress Financial Corp., First Union/Wachovia and Citibank NA.
Wilmington Trust — The Boston asset manager is expanding with three new hires: Julie Balerna, Clay Cardozo and Deb Daniello. Previously at BNY Mellon, Balerna, Cardozo and Daniello will each be tasked with growing Wilmington's corporate trust business. Balerna has been hired to manage sales and business development for the global capital markets. For the past decade, she worked as vice president of business development for BNY Mellon’s corporate trust division. Cardozo, who spent 18 years at BNY Mellon, takes on the role of regional manager, overseeing product development and risk management within the New England market. Daniello, meanwhile, has been hired as a senior relationship manager and will be responsible for growing and maintaining business with corporate trust and escrow clients.