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Pillai retires as UST Global’s CEO

UST Global said May 20 that Sajan Pillai is retiring as CEO of the company. Krishna Sudheendra, UST Global’s CFO and president, was named CEO as part of the company’s succession plan. Pillai will remain on the company’s board and be actively involved for the next one year. UST is backed by Temasek Holdings. PRESS RELEASE UST Global Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan – Krishna Sudheendra Named CEO of UST Global – Sajan Pillai Announces Plan to Retire as CEO; Will Remain on Board of Dire...
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Ince joins Pantheon

Pantheon said May 20 that Janice Ince has joined as a principal in the firm’s global infrastructure and royal assets investment team. Ince was previously with SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners where she was a principal focusing on North American core infrastructure investments. PRESS RELEASE Pantheon Appoints Principal to its Global Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Team Pantheon is delighted to welcome Janice Ince as Principal to its Global Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Tea...
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Vista’s Smith to pay off student loan debt of Morehouse 2019 graduating class

Robert Smith, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, is paying off the student loan debt of Morehouse College‘s class of 2019. Smith announced the gift while making the commencement address at Morehouse Sunday, May 19. The gift is worth about $40 million, the Associated Press said.
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Dillon joins SK Capital

SK Capital Partners said May 20 that Ben Dillon has joined the firm as a managing director focused on IR and fundraising. Dillon was previous a managing director at Partners Group. PRESS RELEASE   SK CAPITAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF BEN DILLON   NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 – SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, announced today that Ben Dillon has joined the firm as a Managing Director focused on investor relation...
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Morrison & Foerster beefs up private funds group with new addition

Law firm Morrison & Foerster has named Zeeshan Ahmedani as a partner for its private funds group. His appointment became effective May 1, 2019. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES – (May 16, 2019) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that it has elected private funds lawyer Zeeshan Ahmedani to the firm’s partnership, effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Ahmedani, who is based out of Morrison & Foerster’s Los Angeles office, is a partner in the firm’s Private Funds Group. He bring...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, London, China, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, People, Middle East, North America, Morrison, GIC, Morrison Foerster, Zee


Glasswing recruits McPherron as venture partner

Glasswing Ventures appointed Meredith McPherron as a venture partner. Her work background includes roles at a variety of companies such as General Mills and Guinness Import Co. She is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON – May 16, 2019 – Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the next generation of intelligent enterprise and frontier tech startups, today announced the addition of Meredith McPherron as Venture Partner....
Tags: Google, Boston, Trends, People, Boss, General Mills, Meredith, Harvard Innovation Lab, Launchpad Venture Group, Glasswing Ventures, Glasswing, Harvard Business School She, McPherron, Meredith McPherron, Guinness Import Co, Harvard Innovation Lab PRESS


Bertram ups Armstrong to chief compliance officer

Bertram Capital has promoted Zoey Armstrong to chief compliance officer. Previously, she worked at Blum Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bertram Capital (“Bertram”), a middle market private equity firm headquartered in Foster City, California, today announced the promotion of Zoey Armstrong to Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Armstrong joined the firm in 2013 and oversees the firm’s legal, compliance and risk management functions. “I am pleased to ann...
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VC-backed Prevail Therapeutics promotes Dai to CTO

New York City-based Prevail Therapeutics Inc, a gene therapy company, has promoted Dr. Yong Dai to chief technology officer. Also, the company has named Tim Adams to its board of directors as audit committee chair while Dr. Francois Nader, a member of the board, will expand his role as non-executive chairman. Prevail’s backers include The investors included OrbiMed, Pontifax Fund, RA Capital Management, EcoR1 Capital, Omega Funds, BVF Partners LP, Boxer Capital LLC, Adage Capital Management LP a...
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Periscope Equity promotes Hinkle to principal

Periscope Equity said May 16 that Eric Hinkle was promoted to principal. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – May 16, 2019 – Periscope Equity, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in lower-middle market technology-enabled business services companies, announced today that Eric Hinkle has been promoted to Principal. Eric is responsible for identifying and developing theses for new platform opportunities, executing transactions, and working closely with portfolio company management teams to achi...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, Periscope, Eric, Hinkle, Periscope Equity, Periscope Equity LLC, Eric Hinkle, Steve Jarmel Partner


Northleaf recruits Sophia Damianou as managing director, EMEA

Northleaf Capital Partners has hired Sophia Damianou as managing director, business development, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Operating from Northleaf’s London office, Damianou will lead initiatives to develop relationships with institutional investors, consultants and advisors across the EMEA region. Damianou was previously director of marketing and investor relations at CapeView Capital, a U.K. hedge fund manager. Before then, she managed EMEA business development for Mesirow Financial....
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Pine Brook appoints Kopilak as CFO

Pine Brook has named Joseph Kopilak as chief financial officer. Kopilak is also chief compliance officer and a partner of the firm. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – May 15, 2019 – Pine Brook, a New York-based investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, announced today that Joseph Kopilak has joined the firm as chief financial officer. He is also the chief compliance officer and a partner of the firm. “Joe brings 25 years of finance and compliance leadersh...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, University of Pennsylvania, Financial Services, Blackstone, Joe, Wharton School, Pine Brook, About Pine Brook Pine Brook, Boston College s Carroll School of Management, Emily Sharko, Richard Aube, Ted Maa, Scott Schaen, Kopilak


TPG healthcare fund CEO to leave, says memo: Reuters

The chief executive of a $1 billion healthcare fund previously managed by Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj has resigned, an internal memo to employees said. The departure came after U.S. private equity firm TPG took over management of the healthcare fund last week, renaming it Evercare Healthcare Fund. Khawar Mann will resign as chief executive of Evercare to pursue new opportunities, the memo said, adding that Andrew Currie will assume leadership of day-to-day activities. “A search is und...
Tags: Trends, People, Britain, United States, Healthcare, Middle East, Dubai, Gates Foundation, North Africa, Reuters, Mann, Naqvi, Abraaj, TPG, Andrew Currie, Arif Naqvi


EA Markets names Onbargi as MD

EA Markets LLC, an investment bank focused on arranging capital, has appointed Fouad Onbargi as managing director. Previously, he worked at KGS-Alpha. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK (PRWEB) MAY 15, 2019 EA Markets LLC, an independent investment bank focused on arranging capital, announced today the addition of Fouad Onbargi as Managing Director. Mr. Onbargi brings over twenty years of experience in structured finance with expertise across a broad range of traditional and esoteric asset classes. At EA, h...
Tags: New York, Trends, EA, People, Jp Morgan, Barclays Capital, Sidley Austin, PRWEB, EA Markets, EA Markets LLC, Reuben Daniels, EA Markets LLC EA Markets, Onbargi, Fouad Onbargi, KGS Alpha


VC-backed Zipari recruits Poling as chief product officer

Brooklyn, New York-based Zipari, an insurance software startup, has named Mark Poling as chief product officer. Zipari is backed by Vertical Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health insurance software startup Zipari is pleased to announce that Mark Poling has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. Poling will oversee the continued development, innovation and management of all Zipari’s health plan solutions. “Mark has an impressive track record of bringing healt...
Tags: Trends, People, Gartner, Mark, Brooklyn New York, Nathan, Poling, Zipari, Mark Poling, Mark Nathan, Telemedicine Systems Corp, Magic Quadrant Mark, Brooklyn New York Zipari


General Atlantic taps Spence as special adviser

General Atlantic has named Michael Spence as a special adviser. Spence is a Nobel Laureate who is currently a professor of economics at New York University. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that world-renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. A recognized expert in macro and micro economic growth, Dr. Spence serves a co-chair with Joseph Stiglitz of the Commission on ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Trends, People, Atlantic, Harvard University, Bill Ford, Bill, Oxford University, General Mills, General Atlantic, Stanford University, Princeton University, Mike, Hoover Institution


Parente joins General Atlantic as chairman of Brazil

General Atlantic said May 15 that Pedro Parente will join the firm as chairman of Brazil, as of June 18. Parente is currently the chairman and CEO of food company BRF. PRESS RELEASE General Atlantic Appoints Pedro Parente as Chairman of Brazil São Paulo – May 15, 2019 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Pedro Parente will join the firm as Chairman of Brazil, as of June 18, 2019.   In this newly created advisory role, Mr. Parente will work closely with Ge...
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Spence joins General Atlantic

Michael Spence, a renowned economist and Nobel Laureate, has joined General Atlantic as a special adviser. Dr. Spence, currently a professor of economics at New York University, is an expert in macro and micro economic growth. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that world-renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. A recognized expert in macro and micro economic growth, D...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, China, Singapore, Trends, People, Atlantic, Harvard University, Bill Ford, Bill, Oxford University, General Mills, General Atlantic, Stanford University, Princeton University, New York University


Seattle Algorithm Marketplace and Manager, Algorithmia, Snags $25M

Algorithmia was founded on the idea that lots of people who write algorithms, from academics to private sector employees, have good products but no way to commercialize them. It launched in 2014 as a marketplace for people who want to buy or sell algorithms, and raised a $2.4 million seed funding round.Today, there’s more to the business, including a service launched in 2017 that helps developers manage and deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in their applications (ke...
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Bertram promotes Ono to CFO

Bertram Capital has promoted Ivy Ono to chief financial officer. Previously, Ono was the controller at Bertram. Also, Ingrid Swenson, a partner and managing director, will retire, effective June 3, 2019. PRESS RELEASE FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bertram Capital (“Bertram”), a middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ivy Ono to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ono, previously the Controller at Bertram, has been with the firm for more than 10 year...
Tags: Trends, People, Partners, Ingrid, Swenson, Ono, Bertram, Finance and Administration, Bertram Capital, Bertram High, Jeff Drazan, FOSTER CITY Calif, Bertram Capital Bertram, Bertram Labs, Bertram Capital Bertram Capital, Bertram High 5SM


Early-stage VC Defy adds Brian Rothenberg as partner

Early-stage investor Defy Partners, which recently raised $262 million for its second fund, has tapped former Eventbrite exec Brian Rothenberg as a partner. He joins Co-Founders and Managing Directors Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, who launched the firm in late 2017. Rothenberg spent six years with Eventbrite and before that co-founded SkillSlate, a venture-backed local services marketplace that TaskRabbit acquired. He said he was also an adviser and an investor through First Round Capital’s A...
Tags: Trends, People, Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, Eventbrite, Trae Vassallo, Rothenberg, Brian Rothenberg, Neil Sequeira


Wynnchurch beefs up advisory board with new addition

Wynnchurch Capital has added retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Joe Anderson to its executive advisory board. Previously, Anderson was the deputy chief of staff operations, plans and training for the Army. PRESS RELEASE ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wynnchurch Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Joe Anderson has joined its Executive Advisory Board. Anderson was most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations...
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PE-backed Marketron appoints CEO and adds SVP to team

Hailey, Idaho-based Marketron, a provider of enterprise revenue management and digital software solutions, has named Jim Howard as CEO and Jimshade Chaudhari as senior vice president, product. Howard is an ex-operating partner at Diversis Capital while Chaudhari worked at Sling TV. Marketron is owned by Diversis Capital. PRESS RELEASE SUN VALLEY, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marketron, the media industry’s leading provider of enterprise revenue management and digital software solutions, today announced...
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MassChallenge, Funds for Innowatts, Liveoak, Data Gumbo & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Innowatts, an AI-focused energy tech company in Houston, has closed an $18.2 million Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment was led by Energy Impact Partners and included existing investors Shell Ventures, Iberdola, and Energy and Environment Fund (EEI Japan), as well as new investor Evergy Ventures. Innowatts’ technology is designed to help utilities provide a more personalized experience for their customers...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Boston, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Dallas


PE-backed Opus Agency appoints chief creative officer

Opus Agency, a marketing adviser to brands, has named John Trinanes as chief creative officer. Prior to joining Opus, Trinanes was senior vice president of creative at George P. Johnson. Opus Agency is a portfolio company of Growth Catalyst Partners. PRESS RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Opus Agency announced today the addition of John Trinanes, accomplished experiential executive, as the agency’s Chief Creative Officer. Trinanes will lead and build Opus Creative Studios to s...
Tags: Trends, People, Portland, John, Mia, U S, Opus, PE, George P Johnson, Opus Agency, Mia Choi, Growth Catalyst Partners Learn, John Trinanes, Opus Trinanes, George P Johnson Opus Agency, Opus Creative Studios


Forge recruits Carrier as digital assets SVP

Forge Global, a fintech company, has named Michael Carrier as senior vice president of digital assets. Carrier is the former CTO of IRA Services. Forge’s backers include Tim Draper, Peter Thiel, FT Partners and Munich Re. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Forge Global Inc. (Forge), the leading fintech institution that enables an entirely new and alternative approach to financial liquidity, today announced that Michael Carrier is joining the company as SVP of Digital Assets...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, People, Munich, Carrier, Cto, Michael, Forge, SVP, FT Partners, Spotify Lyft, Kelly Rodriques, Equidate Inc, Forge Global Inc, Forge Global, IRA Services


Tensen joins Pamplona Capital Management

Pamplona Capital Management said May 13 that Olaf Tensen has joined the firm as a country partner for Benelux. Tensen was previously a partner at AAC Capital for 16 years. PRESS RELEASE Pamplona Capital appoints Olaf Tensen as Country Partner for Benelux 13 May 2019 London/New York – Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Olaf Tensen to the newly created role of Country Partner for Benelux. In this new position, Olaf, along with the Pamplona Capital te...
Tags: Trends, People, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Pamplona, AAC, INSEAD, Olaf, Benelux, Netherlands Belgium, University of Delft, Fontainebleau France, Pamplona Capital Management, Pamplona Capital, Pamplona Capital Partners V L P, AAC Capital


PE-backed Western Industries Plastic Products appoints CEO

Western Industries Plastic Products LLC, which is backed by Littlejohn Capital, has named Richard Haueter as CEO. Haueter is a former CEO of DeltaTech Controls and ex-senior operations executive at Armacell LLC. Winfield, Kansas-based Western is a manufacturer of large blow-molded products. PRESS RELEASE WINFIELD, KS, May 10, 2019 – Western Industries Plastic Products LLC (“Western”), a niche technical manufacturer of large blow-molded products, announced today the appointment of Richard Haueter...
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FTV Capital recruits Mason as partner

FTV Capital has named Alex Mason as a partner. Previously, Mason was managing director at Carrick Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA and New York, NY – May 9, 2019 — FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investor, today announced that Alex Mason will join the firm as partner. Mr. Mason will focus on enterprise technology and technology-enabled services investments from the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Mason joins FTV Capital from Carrick Capital Partners, where he had a ...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Trends, People, Ant Financial, Alex, Jp Morgan Chase, First Data, Neustar, Invesco, New York Ny, San Francisco CA, University of Washington, Mason, Carrick, Harvard Business School


Wilshire Phoenix taps Milkove as partner

Wilshire Phoenix has named Harlan Milkove as a partner. Milkove is a co-founder of Reonomy. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wilshire Phoenix, a leading provider of investment management services for both traditional and emerging asset classes, announces that Harlan Milkove has joined the firm’s executive leadership team as a Partner. Mr. Milkove brings a breadth of early-stage startup experience to Wilshire Phoenix having previously co-founded two venture-backed companies where he led tea...
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Tech Ethics, Regulation & Strategy: Here’s the Napa Summit Agenda

With Uber’s long-awaited IPO, Facebook’s mounting controversies, and ongoing debates over drug pricing and safety issues, come a great responsibility. A big story in the innovation community now is about the ethics and regulation of tech and life sciences. What are the right ways to safeguard the public, hold corporations accountable, and maintain economic growth? Will regulators go too far? How should entrepreneurs, investors, and big companies strategize in this new era?We’ll dive into this m...
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