Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) — The Washington, D.C.-based alternative asset manager recently named Mike Duke, former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), to the position of operating executive in the global consumer and retail group. Duke, who joined Wal-Mart in 1995, went on to lead the company's logistics, distribution and administration divisions. He oversaw the company as CEO from 2009 to 2014 and continues to serve as chairman of the executive committee of the board.
CohnReznick LLP — The New York accounting and advisory firm hired John Bautista as a principal. He will be a part of CohnReznick's valuation advisory services practice. Prior to joining CohnReznick, Bautista was with Ernst & Young LLP, GE Private Equity, Arthur Andersen LLP and Panda Restaurant Group Inc.