Gryphon-backed Orchid promotes Emmons to CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 hour ago

Vero Beach, Florida-based Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency, a specialty underwriter of property insurance on coastal properties, has promoted Brad Emmons to CEO from president. Emmons joined the company in 1998. Orchid is backed by Gryphon Investors.

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BGF-backed Adestra recruits Shore as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 hours ago

UK-based Adestra, a provider of marketing technology software and services, has named Bradley Shore as chief financial officer. Previously, Shore worked at The Pervasive Group of Companies where he served as group finance and commercial director. Adestra is backed by Business Growth Fund.

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STG-backed First Advantage hires Staples as new CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 hours ago

First Advantage, which is backed by Symphony Technology Group, has recruited Scott Staples as its next CEO. His appointment becomes effective April 3, 2017. Staples will be joining the company from Mindtree where he serves as president of the Americas and head of vertical markets. Atlanta-based First Advantage is a provider of background screening solutions.

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VC-backed Sienna Biopharmaceuticals appoints Peterson as CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Westlake Village, California-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, which is focused on medical dermatology and aesthetics, has hired Richard Peterson as chief financial officer. Previously, Peterson worked at Novan Inc where he served as CFO. Sienna backers included ARCH Venture Partners, Partner Fund Management, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Venvest Capital and Two River.

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VC-backed Quantopian hires Baccini as IR director

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

Quantopian, a provider of an algorithmic trading platform and educational community, has appointed Leslie Baccini as director of investor relations. Previously, Baccini worked at The Boston Company. Quantopian’s backers include Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Point72 Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Spark Capital.

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VC-backed Avalara expands team with new addition

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

Seattle-based Avalara Inc, a provider of tax compliance automation for businesses, has named Tony Susak as general manager for its communications business. Previously, Susak worked at AT&T where he served as the tax director. Avalara’s backers include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures and Arthur Ventures.

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PE-backed AOM taps Corvalan for VP role

By Iris Dorbian — 4 days ago

AllOver Media LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has named Bill Corvalan as vice president of West Coast brand partnerships. Previously, Corvalan worked at Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group where he served as a managing director of brand partnerships. Headquartered in Minneapolis, AOM is an alternative out-of-home advertising platform.

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CityView appoints Ochs as IR head and SVP

By Iris Dorbian — 5 days ago

Los Angeles-based CityView, an investment management and development firm focused on urban multifamily real estate in the Western and Southwestern U.S., has hired George L. Ochs as a senior vice president and head of investor relations. Previously, Ochs was a managing director at JPMorgan Asset Management.

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PE-backed Envysion taps Quan as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 5 days ago

Envysion, which is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners, has appointed Calvin Quan as CEO. Quan first joined the company in August 2015 as chief financial officer. Envysion is a provider of video-based business intelligence software.

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PE-backed CURT hires Lambert as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 5 days ago

CURT Manufacturing LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has named Roch Lambert as CEO. He is the former CEO and chairman of the board for RBH/Beneteau Group. Based in Dallas and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, CURT is a provider of towing products and aftermarket truck accessories.

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Citco beefs up team with new hire

By Iris Dorbian — 5 days ago

The Citco Group of Companies has appointed Barbara Flusk as senior executive vice president, head of real estate fund services. Previously, Flusk worked at Clarion Partners where she most recently served as senior vice president of financial operations.

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