Alcentra hires senior VP

Investment firm Alcentra Capital Corp. has named David P. Scopelliti as a senior vice president at Alcentra NY, Alcentra’s advisor. Previously, Scopelliti worked at GarMark where he was a principal.

PE-backed Blackline Systems hires CTO

Blackline Systems, which is backed by Silver Lake Sumeru, has named Alain Avakian as chief technology officer. Avakian is the former CTO of Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Blackline is a provider of financial software.

First Reserve promotes two

First Reserve has promoted two investment professionals within the buyout funds team. Jesse Krynak and David McFarland have both been promoted to vice president.


Arsenal Capital Partners expands team with new hire

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has hired Grace Rhee Kim as a principal in investor relations. Previously, Kim worked at Providence Equity Partners where she was a principal of business development.

Cotton Creek Capital adds to investment team

Cotton Creek Capital has appointed Alan Goldstein as an associate in the Austin office. Previously, Goldstein was an investment banking analyst at Jefferies Group in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.


BTIG adds two to team and promotes one

Global financial services firm BTIG has named William Buchanan, Jr. as head of investment banking and Graham Powis as head of capital markets. Prior to joining BTIG, both worked at Lazard with Buchanan serving as CEO of capital markets and Powls working as head of U.S. equity capital markets. Also, the firm has promoted K.C. Stone to head of healthcare investment banking. Stone first came on board at BTIG as a managing director.

KKR-owned First Data names CIO

First Data, which is owned by KKR, has hired Christopher Augustin as chief information officer. Previously, Augustin worked at Marked Private where he served as chief information officer and senior business advisor. He was also co-founder and chief information officer for Javelin Capital Markets. First Data is a provider of electronic commerce and payment processing solution.


Canadian PE’s father-and-son team: Rod and Derek Senft

Travel almost anywhere in North American PE circles and you’ll encounter people who know and speak highly of Rod Senft, founder and managing director of Tricor Pacific Capital. Now his son Derek is making a name for himself at Pender West Capital.

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