Alumni on the Move
The Andersons, Inc.:
John Granato, ’91, has been appointed CFO. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company has diversified interests in such industries as grain, ethanol, plant nutrients, turf products, rail car leasing and repair, and general merchandise retailing.
Black Iron Inc.:
Igor Buchatskiy, ’01, has been appointed vice president, strategy, based in Kiev, Ukraine. The iron ore exploration and development company is headquartered in Toronto.
R. Todd Noden, ’91, has been appointed CFO. The bookselling chain is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.:
Erich Bauer-Rowe, ’83, has joined as co-head of the emerging markets group. The global financial services firm is headquartered in New York.
Murli Buluswar, ’01, has joined as chief science officer. The property casualty and general insurance group is based in New York.
City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor:
Aaron Joseph, ’08, has been appointed deputy sustainability officer. He focuses on energy efficiency, public-private partnerships, and infrastructure investments for the city.
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority:
Eric Chatman, ’86, has been appointed new president and executive director. The authority is a self-supporting quasi-public housing agency charged with expanding affordable housing opportunities for the state’s low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The authority is based in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Duff & Phelps:
Andreas Stoecklin, PhD ’06 (EXP-11), has been promoted from director to managing director in the Munich office. The financial advisory and investment banking firm is headquartered in New York.
Euramax Holdings, Inc.:
Trey Parker, ’03, has been appointed a member of the board of directors. Based in Norcross, Georgia, the company produces metal and vinyl products for the construction and recreational vehicle markets primarily in North America and Europe. Parker is managing director and co-head of research at Highland Capital Management, L.P.
Fred Alger Management, Inc.:
J. P. Gravitt, ’00, has joined as vice president, analyst as part of the technology sector team. The asset management firm is headquartered in New York.
Global Environment Fund:
Luis Miranda, ’89, has joined as senior advisor. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the private equity firm invests in companies that focus on energy, resource, and environmental challenges.
Elena Kim, ’12 (EXP-17), has been promoted to deputy CFO from vice president for reporting and taxation. Headquartered in Moscow, the company offers products and services to local and international oil and gas companies.
Lavanya Batchu, ’07, has been promoted to vice president from senior consultant. The diversified financial services firm is headquartered in Chicago.
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC:
Matthew McLeod, ’07, a member of the technology investment group, has been promoted to vice president. The investment and merchant bank is headquartered in New York.
Aamer Hai, ’96, has been appointed managing director and head of transaction services. The mobile investment banking firm is headquartered in Paris with offices in Palo Alto, California, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Amit Khanna, '01, has joined as chief data officer. The customer relationship management services provider is based in Palo Alto, California.
Jay Geldmacher, 91 (XP-60), has been named to the board of directors. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, the company makes hard disk drives. Geldmacher is executive vice president of Emerson Electric Company and president of Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing and power group.
Ticona Engineering Polymers:
Trevor Whitson, ’08, has been promoted to manage the Americas business for various product lines. The company is headquartered in Dallas. It makes polymers that are used in a variety of industries including automotive, appliance, industrial, and medical.
Brooks Myhran, ’87, has been named managing director. The middle-market investment bank is headquartered in Chicago.
William Blair & Company:
Alaina Anderson, ’06, has been promoted to partner. She remains a research analyst. The asset management and global investment banking firm is headquartered in Chicago.