VC-baked Kateeva hires marketing VP

By Iris Dorbian — 22 hours ago

Newark, California-based Kateeva, a production equipment provider for makers of advanced electronics technologies, has named Dr. Jeff Hebb as vice president of marketing. Previously, he worked at Applied Materials. Kateeva’s backers include Cybernaut Venture, GP Capital Shanghai, Redview Capital and TCL Capital.

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Horbach named Co-Head of Carlyle US Buyout

By Luisa Beltran — 1 day ago

Carlyle Group said July 28 that Allan M. Holt was named Chairman of US Buyout and Chairman of the Investment Committee for Carlyle’s US Buyout funds. Holt, a Managing Director, was previously co-head of the US Buyout team. Sandra J. Horbach, formerly Head of the Consumer & Retail team and an MD, is joining existing Co-head Peter J. Clare to lead Carlyle’s US Buyout business. Jay W. Sammons, a senior member of the Consumer & Retail team and an MD, succeeds Ms. Horbach.

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Ferraris named CEO of PE-backed Roberto Cavalli

By Luisa Beltran — 1 day ago

Roberto Cavalli S.p.A. said July 28 that it named Gian Giacomo Ferraris as CEO of the company. He replaces Renato Semerari who left the CEO rule due “divergences on the company’s development strategy,” a statement said. Francesco Trapani has also resigned as Chairman of Robert Cavalli and will step down on Sept. 10. Clessidra, an Italian private equity firm, acquired Roberto Cavalli, an Italian fashion house, in April 2015.

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Turnspire expands team with two hires

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

Turnspire Capital Partners has named Abel S. Osorio as a principal and Maurice W. Murphy as an operating partner. Previously, Osorio worked at Montserrat Capital Management where he was co-founder while Murphy is currently chairman of Avkem International and founder of MWM Global Partners.

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J.F. Lehman makes Shor an MD

By Luisa Beltran — 2 days ago

J.F. Lehman & Company said July 26 that Glenn M. Shor had been promoted to Managing Director. David F. Thomas was also named Vice President while R. Benjamin (“Ben”) Hatcher was appointed a Senior Associate.

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VC-backed Verdezyne taps Kelsey as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Carlsbad, California-based Verdezyne Inc, a producer of biobased chemicals, has named David Kelsey as chief financial officer. Kelsey is the former CFO of Elevance Renewable Sciences. Verdezyne’s backers included BP Ventures, DSM Venturing B.V., OVP Venture Partners, Monitor Ventures and Sime Darby.

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Brentwood Associates-backed J.McLaughlin hires Coyne as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

J.McLaughlin, which is backed by Brentwood Associates, has appointed Mary Ellen Coyne as CEO. Previously, Coyne worked at Ralph Lauren where she most recently served as chief merchandising officer of the POLO women’s and children’s divisions. New York-based J.McLaughlin is a sportswear brand.

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Scarinci joins Partners Capital

By Luisa Beltran — 3 days ago

Partners Capital said July 26 that Richard Scarinci is joining the firm’s senior management team in September 2016 as a Partner. Scarinci previously worked at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, where he was a Managing Director and a Co-Portfolio Manager within the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

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HKW promotes two

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company has promoted Kent W. Robinson as a principal of operations and Ryan M. Grand as a vice president of deal generation. The appointments became effective July, 18, 2016. Robinson first joined HKW as a vice president of operations in April 2015 while Grand came on board as a manager of deal generation in April 2014.

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VC-backed PagerDuty appoints Tejada as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

San Francisco-based PagerDuty, a provider of incident management solutions, has named Jennifer Tejada as CEO. Previously, she was the president and CEO of Keynote Systems. PagerDuty’s backers include Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures and Ignition Partners.

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VC-backed Robin Systems appoints Listwin to board

By Iris Dorbian — 1 week ago

San Jose, California-based Robin Systems, a container-based virtualization platform software company, has added Don Listwin to its board of directors. Listwin is a former CEO of Sana Security and Openwave. Robin’s backers include Clear Ventures, DN Capital, SAP‘s Hasso Plattner Ventures and USAA.

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