Alumni on the Move
Americas Commercial Transportation Research Co., LLC: Dave Fluharty, MBA '75, AM '78, has joined as senior staff statistician. Based in Columbus, Indiana, the company publishes data, marketing information, and forecasting about new and used commercial vehicles.
Aflac, Inc.: Byron Matthews, '05 (XP-74), has been named senior vice president of sales distribution. The insurance company is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.
Akela Pharma, Inc.: Seth Lemler, '84, has been named chair of the board. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and is the parent company of drug developer PharmaForm. Lemler runs Lemler Capital Advisors, LLC, which is based in the New York area.
Archer Daniels Midland Co.: Marschall Smith, '87 (XP-56), has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, the company makes food products, animal feed, and other products used in the industrial and energy sectors out of corn, cocoa, and oilseeds.
Ares Management, LLC.: Blair Jacobson, '99, has joined the European debt team as a managing director in the London office. He will focus on originating and executing senior, unitranche, and mezzanine debt investments. The investment firm is headquartered in Los Angeles.
Avaya, Inc.: Mark Wilson, AM '95, MBA '95, has joined as chief marketing officer. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the company provides business communications systems, contact centers, and networking and related services to companies around the world.
Battery Ventures: Chelsea Stoner, '03, has been promoted to partner from principal. The firm invests in technology companies. Battery Ventures has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Menlo Park, California.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp.: Jeff Mortimer, '92, has been named director of investment strategy for its wealth management group. The global financial services firm is headquartered in New York.
BP, PLC: Andres Guevara, '05, has become upstream business development manager based in Rio de Janeiro, which Guevara says is the company's main exploration growth area. Guevara had been European gas origination team leader. The petroleum company's international headquarters are in London.
Breg, Inc.: Stuart Essig, MBA '87, PhD '92, has been appointed chair of the board. Based in Carlsbad, California, the company makes sports medicine products. Essig is the former CEO of Integra Life Sciences Corp., a medical device company headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
Career Education Corp.: Jason Friesen, '94, has been named senior vice president, chief university education officer. The Schaumburg, Illinois - based company runs postsecondary education schools that offer bachelor's degree, associate degree, and nondegree programs.
Chicago Board of Education: Todd Babbitz, '04, has been appointed chief transformation officer to oversee the newly created office of strategy management. The Chicago Board of Education is responsible for governance, organizational, and financial oversight of Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the United States.
City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor: Steven Koch, MBA '82, JD '82, has been named deputy mayor in the Rahm Emanuel administration, effective September 4. Koch was Credit Suisse's co-chair of mergers and acquisitions.
Delcath Systems, Inc.: Laura Brege, '82, has been named to the board of directors. The specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company is based in New York. Brege most recently served as executive vice president of corporate affairs at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which has headquarters in South San Francisco, California.
Duff & Phelps Corp.: Mark Calzolano, '98, has joined the firm's investment banking practice as a managing director focused on mergers and acquisitions. The financial advisory and investment banking firm is headquartered in New York.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.: Lynn Schweinfurth, '93, has been appointed vice president and CFO. Based in Miami, the company runs and franchises the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurants.
Franklin Covey Co.: Michael Fung, '86 (XP-55), has been appointed to the board of directors. Based in Salt Lake City, the consulting company also offers planning products and training. Fung retired as senior vice president and CFO of Wal-Mart US in February.
GATX Corp.: Paul Yovovich, AB '74, MBA '75, has been appointed to the board of directors. The railcar leasing company is based in Chicago. Yovovich is president, principal, and cofounder of the private equity firm Lake Capital, also based in Chicago.
Gavin/Solmonese, LLC: Wayne Weitz, '89, has joined as senior director in the Philadelphia office. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the firm offers corporate consulting, restructuring, and public affairs strategy.
Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.: Samir Shah, '87, has joined as managing director in the MBS and rates division of the New York headquarters. The firm is the broker dealer subsidiary of Gleacher & Company, Inc. The company formed when Broadpoint Securities Group acquired Gleacher Partners, founded by Eric Gleacher, '67. He remains chair of the board and is the namesake of Gleacher Center.
Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd.: Bryon Stevens, '99, has been named senior vice president of investor relations and capital markets. Based in George Town, Cayman Islands, the company acquires mortgage servicing assets.
The Hovde Group: Brian Marks, '10, has rejoined as vice president in the Chicago investment banking group in a new office that recently opened in the city. The financial advisory and investment banking firm is headquartered in Inverness, Illinois.
Imation Corp.: Richard Parran, '81, has joined as vice president of corporate development. Headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota, the company offers information storage and data security. It also owns the brands TDK and Memorex.
Istithmar World: Sekhar Bahadur, LAB '77, AB '81, MBA '83, has been appointed to the board of directors. The global investment company, a subsidiary of the holding company Dubai World, is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bahadur is the former managing director and vice chairman, financial sponsors group, of Deutsche Bank AG, London.
Komercni banka: Pavel Cejka, '08 (EXP-13), executive director for strategy and finance, has been appointed to the board of directors. With headquarters in Prague, the bank serves Central and Eastern Europe.
Logan Resources, Ltd.: Richard Grayston, MBA '69, PhD '71, has been appointed to the board of directors. The mineral exploration company specializes in Canadian mineral properties, prospecting there for precious and base metals and uranium. It is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies: Chris Vogt, '06 (XP-75), has joined as director of equity. Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the organization comprises three grant-making agencies: the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and the Akaloa Resource Foundation.
Matra Petroleum, PLC: Vladimir Lenski, '98 (EXP-3), and Ekaterina Sapozhnikova, '11 (EXP-16), have been appointed to the board of directors. The company explores for oil in Russia. Lenski, who was named managing director, will run the firm's London office, its headquarters. Sapozhnikova was named finance director.
MTS Health Partners, LP: Vince Lambert, '98, has joined the New York-based health care merchant bank as senior managing director.
Navigators Management Company, Inc.: Mark Yunque, '82, has joined as chief actuary and senior vice president. The firm is the US underwriting agency and subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc., an international specialty insurance holding company. It is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York.
New York State Common Retirement Fund: Vicki Fuller, '81, has been named chief investment officer of the $150 billion pension fund for state and local government employees.
Northern Trust Corp.: Carl Tannenbaum, AB '81, MBA '84, has been appointed chief economist. The investment bank is headquartered in Chicago.
Pacific Crest Securities, Inc.: John Vinh, '99, has been named senior research analyst, joining the equity research team. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the investment banking firm focuses on the technology sector.
Peirce College: Lisa Walker, '96, has been elected to the board of trustees. The four-year accredited college is located in Philadelphia. Walker is vice president of open innovation on the global research and development team at Campbell Soup Co., headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC (PIMCO): Jennifer Strickland, AB '91, MBA '97,has joined as executive vice president and senior alternatives specialist. The global pension and investment company is based in Newport Beach, California.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC US): Kristofer Swanson, '95, has joined as partner in the US forensic services practice. He will serve as a Midwest market team leader. The tax and advisory services firm is headquartered in London and New York.
Quaker Chemical Corp.: Margaret Loebl, '86, has been named vice president, CFO, and treasurer. The chemical company is based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Richmond Community College: Anthony Clarke, '93, has joined as vice president of instruction and chief academic officer. The college is located in Hamlet, North Carolina.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants: Bruce Liu, '01, has joined as partner in the pharmaceuticals and health-care competence center in Shanghai. Owned by about 240 partners with offices around the world, the consultancy is headquartered in Munich.
Sandler O'Neill + Partners, LP: Christopher Donohoe, '93, has joined as managing director, based in the firm's New York headquarters. The investment banking firm focuses on financial services companies.
Seattle University: Constance Kanter, '83, has been appointed CFO and vice president for finance and business affairs. The university is a Jesuit Catholic institution.
Silver Tail Systems, Inc.: Paul Farmer, '82, has joined as CFO. The firm offers web security, behavioral analytics, and session intelligence, with the aim of protecting customers from online fraud. It has headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Tata Global Beverages, Ltd.: Darius Pandole, '92,has joined the board as an independent director. The company has several brands, including teas and coffee. It is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Pandole is a partner at the private equity firm New Silk Route Advisors, Pvt. Ltd., which has offices in New York; Mumbai and Bangalore, India; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Waste Management, Inc.: James Fish, '98, has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO from senior vice president of the Eastern group, effective upon the completion of second quarter reporting. The waste collection and recycling company is headquartered in Houston.
William & Mary Board of Visitors: Kendrick Ashton, MBA '04, JD '04, has been named a member of the board. The College of William and Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Kendrick is a former star football player for the college. He is a director at Perella Weinberg Partners.