Alumni on the Move
American Land Title Association:
Christopher Abbinante, ’85 (XP-54), has been named president for 2011-12. Based in Washington DC, the national trade association represents members of the title insurance industry.
The Aricent Group:
Mick Lopez,’84, has been appointed CFO. A global technology and innovation services provider, the company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Augme Technologies, Inc.:
Sandy Purcell, ’89, has been appointed to the board of directors. The technology and interactive media marketing company is headquartered in New York. Purcell is a senior managing director in Houlihan Lokey’s London office and also is head of international financial advisory services.
Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.:
Richard Rieger, ’91, has been appointed vice president, commercial operations. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, the biopharmaceutical company develops drugs to treat such central nervous system diseases as addictions and epilepsy.
Paolo Pucci, ’90, has been appointed to the board of directors. The biotechnology company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pucci is CEO and a board member of the biotechnology company ArQule Inc.
Carlton Charles, ’86, has joined as vice president, treasurer. Based in New York, the media company owns 15 daily and 38 weekly newspapers, hundreds of magazines, and 29 television stations.
Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc.:
Joseph Averkamp, ’92 (XP-61), has been appointed senior vice president, sales and business development. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the firm is a subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, which makes electronic toll collection systems.
Legg Mason Capital Management:
Sam Peters, ’99, has been named chief investment officer and sole portfolio manager of LMCM Value Trust. The investment firm is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Thomas Lesch, ’10, has joined as vice president in the debt capital markets practice. The investment bank is based in Chicago.
Sallie Bailey, ’84, has joined as executive vice president and CFO. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company makes engineered wood building products.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant:
Bonnie Monahan, ’89, has been named CFO. The restaurant chain has 23 locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Material ConneXion, Inc.:
Tiffany Vasilchik, ’91, has been appointed vice president, business development. The consultancy firm advises businesses about materials. It has US offices in New York and international offices in China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Thailand, and Turkey. The company is part of Sandow Media Corporation.
Robert Moon, ’90, has joined as a managed services expert in the central region. Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, the company offers business communications systems and support.
Jim Barr, ’90, has been appointed executive vice president and chief digital officer. The office products company is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.
Lonnie Moulder, ’97 (XP-66), has joined the board of directors. The pharmaceutical company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Moulder is the former president and CEO of Abraxis BioScience.
UBS Wealth Management Americas:
the Desai Group, led by managing director and private wealth advisor Ajay Desai, ’98, has joined the firm's private wealth management office in Chicago. The financial services company is headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland. has been named CFO. The restaurant chain has 23 locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Valentine Capital Asset Management:
Reynold Samoranos, ’86, has joined as chief compliance officer. The money management firm is based in San Ramon, California.