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Rachel Ingalls, Author Of ‘Mrs. Caliban’, Dead At 78

The daughter of a Harvard Sanskrit professor, Ingalls settled in England as a young adult “and began to publish short stories; her editor at Faber’s, Charles Monteith, said she was ‘a genius – not a word I use lightly’. In 1982 she published her masterpiece, Mrs Caliban, the tale of an unhappy housewife who gives shelter – and more – to a handsome sea creature who has escaped from a research institute. … [The novel,] largely ignored at the time, was republished in 2017 to huge acclaim and she w...
Tags: Art, England, People, Faber, Ingalls, Charles Monteith, Rachel Ingalls, 03.19.19, Harvard Sanskrit

Morrisseyto named CFO of SigFig

SigFig said March 20 that Anne Morrisseyto was named CFO. Morrisseyto has nearly a decade of financial services experience with JPMorgan Chase & Co and Salomon Smith Barney, while also working at Fitbit and LeapFrog, as well as Yahoo!‘s investor relations division. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SigFig, a technology company helping to reimagine customer experiences in financial services, today announced the appointment of finance and technology veteran Anne Morrisseyt...
Tags: Yahoo, San Francisco, Trends, People, Fitbit, Morrissey, Anne, San Francisco California, Mike, JPMorgan Chase Co, Nyca Partners, SigFig, Salomon Smith Barney, Mike Sha, Morrisseyto, Anne Morrisseyto

Finn named Carlyle COO

Carlyle Group said March 19 that Christopher Finn was named chief operating officer. Finn has served as chief operating officer of Carlyle’s corporate private equity and global credit business segments and took the position of global head of operations in January 2018. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC  – Global investment firm The  Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that effective immediately, Christopher Finn has become Chief Operating Officer and in his new role will lead Carlyle’s operat...
Tags: Europe, London, Trends, People, Washington Dc, Cg, Finn, Chris, Carlyle Group, Carlyle, Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC, U S government, Carlyle Group NASDAQ, OPIC, Global Credit, Kewsong Lee

Temasek promotes Pillay to CEO: press reports

Temasek Holdings Pte  has promoted Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara to CEO effective April 1, according to press reports. Pillay, currently deputy chief executive, will succeed Lee Theng Kiat, who will replace Ho Ching as chairman on the same day, the story said.
Tags: Trends, People, Temasek, Pillay, Ho Ching, Temasek Holdings Pte, Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Lee Theng Kiat

J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Father Of African Musicology, Dead At 97

“In a career stretching back to the 1950s and continuing into his 90s, Dr. Nketia wrote hundreds of articles and books in English and Twi, a Ghanaian language, on topics ranging from music theory to folklore, as well as scores of compositions. … His 1974 book, The Music of Africa, is widely considered a definitive historical study, and Ethnomusicology and African Music, a collection of his writings published in 2005, is used in classrooms throughout Africa and across the world. – The New York T...
Tags: Art, Africa, People, Kwabena Nketia, Nketia, 03.19.19

Drambarean joins said March 19 that Joseph Drambarean has joined as chief technology while Dave McCutcheon  has joined as vice president of sales. Drambarean was most recently at Capital One, where he led product management as head of the innovation labs and mobile banking teams. McCutcheon is the former head of sales and alliances at FloQuast. PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, a leader in automating cash management and open banking for businesses, today announced it has added two ke...
Tags: La, Trends, People, Dave, San Diego, Cto, McCutcheon, Joseph, Brett, Del Mar Heights, Joseph Drambarean, Dave McCutcheon, Drambarean, BUSINESS WIRE Trovata, Trovata, Brett Turner Dave McCutcheon

Charlesbank hires ex-Bain Capital Credit director as head of capital markets

Charlesbank Capital Partners hired Carolyn Wintner as head of capital markets. Wintner joined Charlesbank from Bain Capital Credit, where she worked most recently as a director. Press Release Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Carolyn Wintner joined the firm’s Boston office, effective March 4, 2019, as Head of Capital Markets. She brings nearly a decade of experience from Bain Capital Credit. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Carolyn began her ...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Bain, Carolyn, Charlesbank, Charlesbank Capital Partners, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Charlesbank Capital Partners Based, New York Charlesbank Capital Partners, Bain Capital Credit, Carolyn Wintner, Wintner, Press Release Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, Bain Capital Credit A

Bob Shennan promoted to BBC Managing Director

The BBC’s Director of Radio and Music, Bob Shennan, is to become the corporation’s Managing Director from next month. Bob is a former Controller of Radio 2 and 6 Music, having following a short spell with Channel 4. Before that he had a long career in BBC Sport as a producer, Head of Sport and later Head of Radio 5 Live from 2000 to 2008. He has been Director of Radio and Music since October 2016. Bob is also a former Chair of the Radio Academy. In an email to staff, Director General Lord H...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Industry, Radio, Bob, Radio 2, James Purnell, Bob Shennan, Hall, Alerts, Lord Hall, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Controller of Radio, Radio Academy

Finistere Ventures names Adrian Percy as chief technology officer

Finistere Ventures said it named Adrian Percy as chief technology officer. Percy is a former head of R&D for the crop science division at Bayer, and, in his new role, will provide strategic, technical and regulatory guidance to portfolio companies. He also will work Finistere’s investment efforts to identify and evaluate potential investments and will join the boards of portfolio companies BioLumic and Hi Fidelity Genetics. Finistere is an agtech and life-sciences investor.
Tags: Trends, People, PERCY, Bayer, Finistere Ventures, Adrian Percy, BioLumic, Hi Fidelity Genetics Finistere

Kirkland M&A attorney William Sorabella joins Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hired William Sorabella as a partner working on public company and private equity mergers and acquisitions. Sorabella joins from Kirkland & Ellis. Press Release Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that William B. Sorabella has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Sorabella, formerly with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, will continue his public company and private equity mergers and acquisitions practice. “Bill is an exceptional, highly regarded M&A la...
Tags: New York, Washington, Trends, People, Bill, Carlyle Group, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Kirkland, Gibson Dunn Crutcher, Gibson Dunn, Exelon Corporation, Georgetown University Law Center, Catterton Partners, Barbara Becker, Ken Doran, William Sorabella

Pantheon hires author of “The Agile Marketer” to lead marketing

Pantheon hired Roland Smart to lead and develop its marketing department. Smart is the author of “The Agile Marketer” and is co-founder of The Business Agility Institute. His hiring comes after a recent $40 million investment in Pantheon to expand its marketing and sales team. Press Release Pantheon, the leading website operations platform for agile marketers, today announces the hiring of agile marketing veteran and innovator, Roland Smart, to lead and develop the marketing arm of the firm. Mr....
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Was Shakespeare Really Queer? The Sonnets Are Pretty Clear

Sandra Newman looks at the 126 Shakespeare sonnets (out of a total of 154) addressed to the Fair Youth, at other sonnets and love poetry of the time and place, and at what Shakespeare’s contemporaries said and wrote about male-male sex and love (especially in the theatre). Then she applies Occam’s Razor. – Aeon
Tags: Art, People, Words, Shakespeare, Occam, Sandra Newman, 03.18.19

Coming Home Again: Estrada Returns to Lead WeWork Labs in Houston

Houston—Co-working company WeWork is opening its latest “Labs” space in Houston.New York-based WeWork, which has 49 Labs programs across the United States and globe, opened its first Texas location, in Dallas, last fall. WeWork’s Labs is the business’s version of an early stage startup program, offering workshops, mentorship, connections to local accelerator and incubator programs, and more in exchange for rent.Leading the endeavor is Carlos Estrada, a native Houstonian who returns to the city ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, Trends, Tech, People, Austin, United States, Innovation, Dallas, Nebraska, Lincoln, WeWork, Houston, Alice, Agtech

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s 37d03d Festival Coming To Brooklyn

For the last few years, Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner have thrown a collaborative, improvisational music event known as PEOPLE in Berlin. Today, they've announced that they're bringing a festival called 37d03d to Brooklyn, which is in a similar vein to the PEOPLE fest. It'll take place at Pioneer Works on 5/3 and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Berlin, People, Brooklyn, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Pioneer Works

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s PEOPLE Festival Coming To Brooklyn

For the last few years, Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner have thrown a collaborative, improvisational music event known as PEOPLE in Berlin. Today, they've announced that they're bringing the festival to Brooklyn -- it'll take place at Pioneer Works on 5/3 and 5/4, and those dates will be preceded by a five-day residency … More »
Tags: Music, News, Berlin, People, Brooklyn, Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Pioneer Works

Dick Dale, ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’, Dead At 81

“In the space of a few short years, the Boston-born, Southern California transplant (born Richard Anthony Monsour) had merged the laid-back, sun-blasted lifestyle of the surf scene with a blistering rhythm of rockabilly and early rock-and-roll. As the mad scientist behind what was dubbed ‘surf rock,’ Dale was, in the words of a 1963 Life magazine profile, a ‘thumping teenage idol who is part evangelist, part Pied Piper and all success.'” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, California, Boston, People, Dick Dale, Dale, Pied Piper, Richard Anthony Monsour, 03.18.19

Actor Richard Erdman, 93

“The mirthful character actor who stood out on the big screen in The Men, Cry Danger and Stalag 17 and then on the sitcom Community … excelled at playing soldiers, sailors, wisecracking sidekicks and pals.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, People, Richard Erdman, 03.16.19

Szlezak jumps to KKR from Soros Fund Management

Waldemar Szlezak has joined KKR and will lead the firm’s communications infrastructure investments in the Americas, his LinkedIn profile said. Szlezak is a former senior managing director of Soros Fund Management LLC’s private equity group, LinkedIn said. Szlezak will help spearhead KKR’s push into communications, a growing area of infrastructure investing, said the Wall Street Journal, which first reported Szlezak’s move.
Tags: Trends, Linkedin, People, KKR, Wall Street Journal, Soros Fund Management LLC, Soros Fund Management, Szlezak, Waldemar Szlezak

Warner Bros. CEO ousted over relationship with actress

Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, adding to the number of Hollywood moguls toppled by scandal. Tsujihara brings fresh upheaval to a business acquired by AT&T Inc. last year, underscoring the challenges of transforming itself from a telecom giant into a media conglomerate. John Stankey, head of the company’s WarnerMedia, announced Tsujihara’s departure on Monday, saying t...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Time Warner, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, People, Soccer, Ocean, Warner Bros, Stanford University, University Of Southern California, James Packer, Kevin Tsujihara, Kevin, Kirk

Courtney joins Priority Power Management

Priority Power Management LLC, which is backed by Ara Partners Group, said March 18 that it hired Justin Courtney as executive vice president and CFO. Courtney most recently was a managing director at Stephens Inc. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON and MIDLAND, Texas, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Priority Power Management, LLC (“Priority” or the “Company”), an independent energy management services and consulting firm headquartered in Midland, Texas, today announced the hiring of Justin Courtney as Executi...
Tags: Trends, People, John, Houston, Pat, Justin, Courtney, Midland Texas, Stephens Inc, John Bick, Justin Courtney, Ara Partners, Ara Partners Group, Ara Partners Group Ara Partners, Priority Power Management LLC, Priority Power Management

Okwui Enwezor, Documenta And Venice Biennale Curator, 55

Born in Kalaba, Nigeria, in 1963, Enwezor studied political science in the U.S. He entered the contemporary art world by founding a magazine focussed on African art in 1994. He curated the Johannesburg Biennale in 1997: other credits include the 2006 Seville Biennial and the 2008 Gwangju Biennial. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, People, Enwezor, 03.15.19, Okwui Enwezor Documenta And Venice Biennale, Kalaba Nigeria, Johannesburg Biennale

AmplifAI Raises $3.9M, Its First Outside Funding, For Call Center AI

Dallas—AmplifAI Solutions, which makes artificial intelligence-enabled software for call center operations, has raised $3.9 million.Investors in the funding round were Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory, all based in Austin.AmplifAI has developed software that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze behaviors of top-performing employees in order to create training programs for employees across the payroll. Now, the company plans to use the funding to further develo...
Tags: Startups, Home Depot, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital

Phil Riley appointed as Senior Independent Advisor at Bauer

Bauer Media Group has appointed Phil Riley as Senior Independent Advisor to the recently acquired Lincs FM, Celador Radio and Wireless Local Stations. In this new role, Phil will advise and support the interim Managing Directors and CEOs whilst the CMA completes its review and the businesses continue to operate as stand-alone entities. Phil Riley was most recently on the Board at Celador, before it was sold to Bauer Media. He’s held a number of senior roles across the industry including at Ch...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Cma, Phil, Bauer, Radio Academy, Bauer Media, Celador, Phil Riley, Bauer Media Group, The Midlands, European Radio, Paul Keenan, Lincs FM Celador Radio and Wireless Local Stations, Chrysalis Radio

Staley named CEO of Advancing Eyecare

Advancing Eyecare, a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, has named Brad Staley its CEO effective immediately. Most recently, Staley was CEO of United Scope. PRESS RELEASE Advancing Eyecare Announces Appointment of Brad Staley as Chief Executive Officer Experienced CEO with Global Operating Expertise to Oversee Lombart Instrument, Marco Ophthalmic, INNOVA Medical Ophthalmics, and Enhanced Medical Services NORFOLK, Virginia, March 18, 2019 – Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding comp...
Tags: Mexico, US, Toronto, Trends, People, United States, Norfolk, North America, St Louis, EMS, Jacksonville, Marco, Montreal Canada, Brad, Staley, Duke University

Weil hires ex-Goldman Sachs VP Brian Parness in private equity practice

Weil, Gotshal & Manges hired Brian Parness as a partner in the global private equity practice. Parness joined Weil from Goldman Sachs, where he worked as vice president and associate general counsel. He will be based in New York. Press Release International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Brian Parness has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s global Private Equity practice and is based in the Firm’s New York office. “Brian is a tremendous addition to Weil’s...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Brian, Goldman, Weil, Weil Gotshal Manges, Weil Gotshal Manges LLP, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Sullivan Cromwell LLP, Barry Wolf, Corporate Department, Private Equity Practice Weil, Goldman Sachs Co LLC, Michael Aiello

PE-backed Advancing Eyecare names Staley as CEO

Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by Atlantic Street Capital, has named Brad Staley as chief executive officer. Advancing Eyecare, an ophthalmic equipment provider, was formed earlier this year in partnership with Lombart Instrument and Marco Opthalmic. Stanley is the former CEO of United Scope. PRESS RELEASE Advancing Eyecare, a newly-formed holding company owned by private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Staley to the ro...
Tags: Mexico, US, Toronto, Trends, People, Atlantic, United States, Healthcare, Norfolk, North America, St Louis, EMS, Jacksonville, Marco, Montreal Canada, Brad

JLabs’ Luby Takes the Reins at TMC Innovation Institute in Houston

Houston—Tom Luby, the head of JLabs in Houston, has been named the new director of the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute, the center announced Monday morning.Luby takes over the innovation institute three months after former director Erik Halvorsen left the role.Luby is already a known presence around the TMC innovation building thanks to the two years he has led JLabs @ TMC, the Houston outpost of Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) network of innovation incubators. The pharmaceutical gi...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Australia, Drugs, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Tech, People, Commercialization, Software, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Innovation, Machine Learning, Houston

Vestar Capital promotes Song, Bhat

Vestar Capital Partners said March 18 that Winston Song and Nikhil Bhat were promoted to managing director while Jonathan Williams was named a vice president. PRESS RELEASE VESTAR CAPITAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS NEW YORK, NY – March 18, 2019 – Vestar Capital Partners, a leading U.S. private equity firm, today announced the promotions of three investment professionals. Winston Song and Nikhil Bhat have been promoted to Managing Director, and Jonathan Williams hasbeen promoted to Vice Presid...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Jonathan Williams, Williams, Lehman Brothers, Advent International, Jonathan, WINSTON, Bain Company, Nikhil, Bhat, Vestar Capital, Vestar Capital Partners, Winston Song, Dan O'Connell

Sue Sweeney in sudden radio departure from BBC Newcastle

Long-serving BBC local radio presenter Sue Sweeney has made a sudden exit from BBC Newcastle. Sue started work at BBC Radio Cleveland over 20 years ago before moving to Newcastle where she hosted a number of different programmes. She was most recently hosting weekends. No mention was made of her impending departure during her last programme, with Sue telling listeners she’ll be back as usual ‘next week’. This has left fans believing Sue was told of her exit after her last show. Sue tweeted to...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Newcastle, Sue, North East, Local Radio, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio Cleveland, The North of England, Tamsin Robson, Sue Sweeney

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, The Author Of ‘Nate The Great,’ Has Died At 90

Sharmat was the author of more than 130 books, but the Nate the Great series – inspired by her love for detective stories and her dislike of boring children’s books – was her most well-known. “Once she started being published, [her son Andrew] said, there was no stopping her. ‘It was like she was launched into the stratosphere,’ he said. ‘She loved it.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 03.16.19, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Sharmat, Andrew -RSB