Alvarez & Marsal — The New York advisory firm has hired Laura Hardin as a managing director in Houston. Hardin specializes in business valuation, forensic accounting and consulting services on a variety of sectors, particularly energy. In the past, she has testified in Russian courts and has worked extensively in Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Hardin served as a vice president with Charles River Associates. Prior positions were with FTI Consulting, Navigant Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Equiteq LLP — David Jorgenson has joined the London advisory firm as global head of M&A. Based in Equiteq's New York office, Jorgenson has advised business owners, shareholders and C-level executives on various aspects of growth, including private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Jorgenson worked at Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird.