Victory Park Capital bolsters team with a hire and several promotions

Victory Park Capital has hired Karrie Truglia as vice president in its New York office. Previously, Truglia worked at Citigroup where she was a director of global securitized products. Also, the firm has promoted Whitney Doerr, Philip Nanney and Zachary Nemes to vice president. And, Geoff Mikelsons, a vice president at VPC, will be relocating to the Los Angeles office.

GIIN appoints PE exec as COO

The Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit organization focused on impact investing, has named Susan Balloch as its new chief operating officer. Previously, Balloch was a managing director at Golden Seeds, an angel group that backs women-led companies. And before that, she worked at Blackstone where she served as an executive director and principal.

H.I.G. promotes Scotland to MD

H.I.G. Capital has promoted Andrew Scotland to managing director of Bayside Capital, the company’s distressed debt and special situations affiliate. Scotland first joined H.I.G. in 2013 as a principal and is based in the company’s London office.

PE-backed Hawksford beefs up Singapore office

UK-based Hawksford, a corporate, private client and funds business, is expanding its Singapore office with three new additions. The company has named Steve Spybey as group chief operations officer, Alan Ang as business development manager and Emma Green as trust manager. Hawksford is backed by Dunedin.

Malloy joins Neuberger Berman

Matthew Malloy is joining Neuberger Berman as Global Head of Insurance Solutions effective Oct. 5. Malloy was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of Institutional Solutions & Advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Gioia, Ashiru join TCW Group

The TCW Group said Monday that Frank Gioia joined the firm’s Compliance department as SVP and Head of Investment Control. Gioia was previously the Compliance Product Manager for Charles River Development. Dipo Ashiru has also joined TCW as a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Ashiru was previously with KKR, where he served as an adviser and senior counsel.


Biondi joins Avaya

Avaya said Monday that Steve Biondi has joined as vice president, Global Partner Organization. Biondi most recently held the position of senior vice president and Global Group Executive – ISV and OEM Sales at Oracle. Helping Biondi is a team including: Joe Lohmeier, who recently assumed the role of vice president Worldwide Core Channels; Dino Marasco as vice president Worldwide Service Providers/System Integrator Channels and Nurali Jamani as vice president for Worldwide Distribution. Avaya is a portfolio company of Silver Lake and TPG.


PE-backed Kewill appoints new CEO

Kewill, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, has named Doug Braun as CEO and Jim Hoefflin as president and COO. Braun is succeeding Bob Farrell. Kewill is a provider of supply chain execution software.

Grady named CEO of NEOgás

NEOgás named R. Paul Grady as its new CEO effective Oct. 1. Grady retired earlier this year from AmeriGas where he was COO. NEOgás, of Rio de Janeiro, provides natural gas logistics services to energy consumers without access to a natural gas pipeline. NEOgás is a portfolio company of the Global Environment Fund.


Providence Service Corp names ex-PE investor as CFO

Tucson, Arizona-based Providence Service Corp, a provider of multiple health care and social services, has appointed David Shackelton as its new chief financial officer. Shackelton, who has been the company’s interim CFO since this past August, is succeeding James M. Lindstrom in this role. Prior to joining Providence Shackelton worked at Mill Road Capital and Blackstone.


Battery Ventures promotes two

Battery Ventures has promoted Russell Fleischer to generate partner and Morad Elhafed to partner. Previously, Fleischer was a partner and before that, an executive-in-residence while Elhafed was a principal.


DSW expands team with new hire

Dow Schofield Watts has named Jeff Gardner as a director in its transaction services team. Prior to joining DSW, Gardner worked at Morrisons Plc as a strategy consultant. He was also part of PwC‘s transaction services team for seven years.

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