Evercore Staffs Up

Francois Maisonrouge and Mark Vander Ploeg have joined the advisory business of Evercore Partners as managing directors. Maisonrouge will be based in New York, and previously was managing director and chairman of life sciences with Credit Suisse. Vander Ploeg will be based in San Francisco, and previously was with Merrill Lynch as vice chairman of I-banking, and co-head of consumer industries and head of West Coast origination. www.evercore.com