KSL Capital Partners will promote four to partner Jan. 1, 2024. The new partners are: Kirk Adamson, Martin Edsinger, Kevin Rohnstock and Tina Yu. Adamson focuses on North American investments and joined KSL in 2017 after having been a principal in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies team based in London. Edsinger focuses on European investments and also joined KSL in 2017 after working as an investment manager with ARLE Capital Partners. Rohnstock joined KSL in 2011 as chief compliance officer and is now general counsel. He had been associate general counsel of Royal Gold previously. Yu also focuses on European investments and joined KSL in 2011 following her role of Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup in the Real Estate group. Lastly, Michael Acierno and Harris Levinson will be promoted to principal on Jan. 1. Acierno focuses on tactical opportunities and Levinson focuses on credit investments. Both are also members of the firm’s investment committee.
TPG announced that Nehal Raj, Jeffrey Rhodes and Josh Baumgarten have joined the firm’s board of directors. Raj and Rhodes serve as co-managing partners of TPG Capital, the firm’ U.S. and European private equity business. Baumgarten is co-managing partner of TPG Angelo Gordon, the firm’s diversified credit and real estate investing platform.
KKR appointed Dane Holmes as chief administrative officer, effective Dec. 29. He will join the firm’s leadership team and oversee and work with existing leaders across the firm. He has been a member of KKR’s board of directors since March 2021, and is resigning to transition to the new rule. He joins KKR from software company Eskalera Inc. and prior to that held several global roles at Goldman Sachs, including serving as global head of Human Capital Management, global head of Pine Street, an in-house leadership development initiative and global head of Investor Relations.
Pritzker Private Capital promoted David Gau and Brad West. Gau has been named president along with his current role as head of operations. West has been named chief operating officer in addition to his current roles as general counsel and chief compliance officer. The promotions are effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Generate Capital appointed William Sonneborn to the role of president. A seasoned executive and investor, he has nearly three decades of leadership experience at firms such as KKR, EIG, TCW and the IFC. He brings with him an extensive background investing across multiple asset classes and industries, including sustainable infrastructure, energy and disruptive technologies.
One Rock Capital Partners added Shannon Crespin to its team of operating partners. She will be involved with evaluating prospective investments and building capability of One Rock’s portfolio companies in the disciplines of integrated supply chain, working capital management and planning. She had been COO of Tonal, where she led end-to-end operations, research and development and program management for a fast-growing fitness equipment and technology business.
LongRange Capital promoted two of its senior professionals, Sunny Patel and Mike Houy, to managing director. Patel joined the firm in 2021 and primarily focuses on businesses in the non-discretionary consumer and data & information-based services sectors. Houy joined LongRange in 2022 and works with value-added industrials and manufacturing. He is actively involved in the firm’s investment in Batesville.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice appointed three new partners: Sid Jhaver,Jon Selib and Bill Berutti. Jhaver joined in 2020 and has been integral in developing the firm’s presence in Europe and accelerating the firm’s focus on transactions in the healthcare sector. Selib joined in 2022 and has been involved with key firm external stakeholders as he serves as CD&R’s strategic communications and public affairs resource relative to the firm and its portfolio companies. Berutti also joined in 2022 as an operating advisor to CD&R-managed funds and has been instrumental to the firm’s technology team in helping source new investments and advise the funds’ technology businesses.
LCM Partners hired Julian Schiller as managing director and head of capital solutions. Joining, LCM’s senior management team, Schiller will oversee the firm’s global sales efforts and will be a member of the product development team. He has held senor positions at Brookfield and JLL. During his tenure at Brookfield, Schiller was closely involved with LCM’s business and its strategic direction in his role as a board director.
Aperture Investors tapped industry veteran Rob MacNaughton as the newest member of its growing team. As an associate portfolio manager, he will head up Aperture’s New York-based credit team and support the firm’s global fixed-income strategies. Most recently, MacNaughton was head of U.S. Leveraged Finance Trading at UBS, where he previously also held the role Head of U.S. High Yield and Distressed Trading. Before joining UBS, MacNaughton spent more than 15 years in distressed debt at Credit Suisse, progressing to the position of head of Public Distressed Debt, a post he held for more than a decade.
Shenkman Capital Management named Jay Williams to its board of directors. He brings nearly two decades of business leadership the firm as he co-founded Simatree, a strategic advisory firm specializing in data analytics, technology consultation and digital transformation. He is currently a partner at Galway Holdings, a financial services provider in insurance, tech and consulting. He is also known as an analyst for ESPN’s flagship basketball programs and as a keynote motivational speaker bringing to life his story as the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
Mesirow named Bob Djorup managing director of Mesirow Institutional Sales and Trading. He will focus on fixed-income, whole loans, CRA and real estate. He had been senior director of fixed income at SymphonyAI’s 1010data covering banks, money managers, hedge funds and REITs. He will add extensive experience in transacting MBS, ABS, CMBS and whole loans to Mesirow.
Juniper Square hired Kathie Jones as chief financial officer. As CFO, Jones will bolster and manage financial planning, financial systems and controls to support the partnership enablement provider’s rapid growth. She will be responsible for ensuring activities across the organization are in compliance with GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other statutory guidelines while establishing new standards for internal policies and procedures to meet evolving regulatory requirements. Prior to Juniper Square, Jones held executive positions at Khoros, a leading customer engagement platform, and Boundless Life Sciences, a media agency focused on the healthcare space.
Cantor Fitzgerald appointed Cole Bader as global head of technology investment banking and C.J. Muse as senior managing director, semiconductor analyst. Bader had been co-head of the global technology group and chairman of M&A at Stifel. Muse most recently served as a senior managing director at Evercore ISI.
Hazeltree, a provider of treasury and liquidity management solutions, appointed Steve King as the U.S. director of customer success. His past experience includes instrumental roles at BNY Mellon’s Pershing and UBS Investment Bank, where he led the development of cutting-edge technologies essential for hedge fund operations. He also held senior technology roles at ABN AMRO Bank N.V., ING Barings and Furman Selz.