ff Venture Capital promotes two to partner

ff Venture Capital has promoted Adam Plotkin and Michael Faber to partners, a spokesperson for the New York City-based venture firm confirmed.  Plotkin originally joined ff Venture Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence in June 2013 while Faber came to the firm as a senior advisor in May 2014.

B. Riley appoints new senior managing director

LA-based investment bank B. Riley has hired Michael Guzman as senior managing director, head of corporate and venture services. Prior to joining the firm, Guzman worked at Cantor Fitzgerald where he served as managing director and head of its corporate and venture services group.

Z Capital-backed Affinity Gaming names new CEO

Las Vegas-based casino operator Affinity Gaming, a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, has appointed Michael Silberling as CEO. Silberling will also be added to the board of directors. Previously, he worked at Caesars Entertainment Corp. Also joining the board are James Zenni, Andrei Scrivens and James Cacioppo.

Ellie Mae expands board of directors with new addition

Ellie Mae has added Marina Levinson to its board of directors. Levinson is the founder and CEO of CIO Advisory Group. She is also partner at Benhamou Global Ventures. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Ellie Mae provides automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry.

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TA hires former Fireman Capital executive Clara Jackson

TA Associates has hired Clara Jackson as a vice president in the Services Group. Prior to joining TA Associates, where she started Aug. 18, Jackson was a vice president at Fireman Capital Partners. Before, Jackson worked as an associate at TPG Growth. She began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an investment banking analyst in the financial institutions group.

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Edison Partners promotes three

Growth equity investor Edison Partners has promoted Ryan Ziegler to general partner and Lenard Marcus and Sever Totia to partner. Ziegler first came on board at Edison 11 years ago while Marcus joined in 2004 and Totia in 2007.

VC-backed Mustbin promotes CTO to CEO

Mustbin, a Boston-based app for organizing, storing and sharing vital personal information, has promoted Satyender Mahajan to CEO from chief technology officer. The firm’s backers include DAG Ventures, General Catalyst, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.

PE-owned American Driveline Systems appoints CFO

American Driveline Systems, which is owned by American Capital, has hired Jim Gregory as chief financial officer of both its company and its subsidiaries AAMCO Transmissions, Cottman Transmission Systems and Global Powertrain Systems. Gregory’s appointment comes after serving four months as the firm’s interim CFO. Prior to joining American Driveline, Gregory worked at Edgeview Partners where he was an investment banker specializing in M & A.

VC-backed Moogsoft hires CMO

Moogsoft has named Rob Markovich as chief marketing officer. Previously, Markovich worked at VSS Monitoring where he served as a senior vice president. Based in San Francisco, Moogsoft provides collaborative situation management for web-scale IT operations. Its backers include Wing Venture Capital and Redpoint Ventures.

KKR hires Leafgreen Capital founder to lead Indonesia focus

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has hired Jaka Prasetya, former managing partner and founder of Leafgreen Capital Partners, to lead the firm’s efforts in Indonesia. Prasetya, who will join the firm as a managing director, also will lead KKR’s credit and special situations initiatives in Southeast Asia. KKR also has hired Rahul Bhargava and Allan So as directors — both of whom were formerly managing directors and partners at Leafgreen.

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Brown Gibbons Lang & Company hires MD

Middle market investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has appointed Clifford M. Sladnick as managing director. Previously, Sladnick worked at Hampton Advisors.

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IVP adds Hsu as associate

Institutional Venture Partners has added Bryan Hsu as an associate. He will focus on later-stage investments across in enterprise software, Internet and digital media, and mobile. Hsu was previously with Qatalyst Partners in an Francisco.

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