Bain Capital Ventures — Enrique Salem was appointed managing director of the venture capital unit of the Boston-based investment firm. He will be based in Palo Alto, California.  Salem will assist in sourcing VC deals, mainly having to do with infrastructure software.  He was previously the CEO of Symantec, the security services provider. With the addition of Salem, Bain looks to expand on its software assets, which currently include AppAssure, dynaTrace, SolarWinds, Rapid7, SevOne, TravelClick and VMTurbo.  Bain opened its Palo Alto office in July 2011.

BTIG LLC — The New York financial services firm has hired two Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ) veterans. William Buchanan joins as head of investment banking, while Graham Powis comes aboard as head of capital markets. Buchanan and Graham both spent the last seven years at Lazard. Prior to that, they worked at Cowen Group.

CohnReznick — Patricia Hennelly has joined the accounting firm’s advisory group as a director. A health care and life sciences expert, Hennelly is expected to work on mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy cases and restructuring deals. Prior to CohnReznick, she was vice president of administration and finance of a 1,000-bed academic medical center in New York, serving as vice president of finance for a hospital supply manufacturing and distribution company and as  vice president of finance for a home care agency.  Earlier in her career, Hennelly worked as a health care consultant for KPMG LLP.

D.A. Davidson & Co. — The investment banking firm has tapped two industry veterans, Keith Getter and Kyle Kaylor, to launch a real estate team. Getter, as managing director and real estate group head, will open an office for D.A. Davidson in Baltimore, where the real estate effort will be headquartered. Most recently, Getter served as a managing partner of capital markets and new business development at Strategic Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm. After Stifel Nicolaus’ acquisition of Legg Mason’s capital markets unit in 2005, Getter continued to serve as real estate group head as well as co-head of investment banking. He helped build Legg Mason’s real estate franchise as group head until 2005. Kaylor, a director, will be based out of the firm’s Southern California office. Kaylor has more than 10 years of commercial real estate and investment banking experience, having worked for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., Morgan Keegan & Co., Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Banc of America Securities, and Legg Mason.

Duane Morris LLP — The New York law firm bolsters the health law practice by bringing in Ari Markenson as a partner. He joins the firm from Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP. Before that, Markenson served as deputy general counsel at senior housing company Cypress Health Care Management LLC in White Plains, New York.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. — The investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) tapped Anne-Marie Peterson as a managing director for the leveraged finance group. Based in New York, Peterson will work with private equity firms in the structuring and executing of various transactions. Prior to joining KeyBanc, she was at Credit Suisse Securities, Lehman Brothers Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Latham & Watkins LLP — Vivian Maese has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the corporate department. Maese’s practice focuses on strategic transactions involving regulation of the technology and financial services industries. Her previous experience includes working at Salomon Brothers, Citigroup (NYSE: C), the New York Stock Exchange, and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). She was also the general counsel and corporate secretary at electronic equities trading venue BIDS Trading LP. Separately, Latham & Watkins announced that Sami Al-Louzi joined as a partner from Vinson & Elkins LLP, focusing on equity capital markets in the Middle East. He will work from the Dubai office.

Macquarie Capital — The capital markets arm of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) enlisted David McShane as a senior managing director. In this position, McShane will act as U.S. head of equity capital markets. He joins Macquarie from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC), where he served as managing director, overseeing the firm's U.S. energy and power equity capital markets unit. Macquarie is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

NewBridge Bancorp — The Greensboro, N.C., advisory group has hired six commercial bankers to run the new middle-market banking group. The new division will focus on companies in North Carolina and South Carolina with annual revenue from $25 million to $250 million. Michael McMahan, who was named director, will lead the team from the Charlotte, N.C., location. His previous experience includes more than 20 years with Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC). Thomas DeMint, based in Greenville, S. C., was named head of the middle-market banking group in South Carolina. Like McMahan, his previous experience includes executive roles at Bank of America. Robert Beggs, Walter Bridgeman, Joseph Watkins and Mark Schuch will join McMahan at the Charlotte office. Beggs, who has held various posts at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America, will serve as senior relationship manager. Watkins, named director of product management for treasury services, and Schuch, who will serve as product manager for treasury services, also worked at Bank of America.

RBC Capital Markets — Robert Steininger joined the New York investment bank as managing director of the U.S. health care group. With nearly 18 years of banking experience, Steininger joins RBC from Jefferies LLC where he was a managing director in the health care group covering specialty pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) in a similar role.

Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) — John McQueen, head of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, is set to retire at the end of 2014. McQueen has spent 21 years with the San Francisco investment bank. McQueen joined Wells Fargo Equipment Finance in 1994 and was later promoted to head the business in 2006. A successor has not been named yet.

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