Apollo Hires Henry Silverman as COO

(Reuters) – Private-equity firm Apollo Management has hired financier Henry Silverman as chief operating officer, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.

Apollo did a number of deals during the private equity boom and has investments in companies including gaming firm Harrah’s Entertainment Inc, Claire’s Stores and real estate company Realogy.

Apollo could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters. (Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by Greg Mahlich)