Alumni on the Move
Bain & Company: Luc Luyten, ’79, partner, has been appointed managing director in the Middle East for the Boston-based global business consulting firm.
Robert W. Baird & Co.: Paul Donnelly, ’97, has joined as director and financial advisor in its Chicago wealth management office. The international wealth management, capital markets, private equity, and asset management firm is headquartered in Milwaukee.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Jay Rasulo, AM ’82, MBA ’84, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization. Rasulo is senior executive vice president and CFO for The Walt Disney Co. (Also see Alumni to Know.)
Corporation of Brown University: Richard Friedman, ’81, has been elected to the Board of Fellows at the governing body of Brown University. Friedman heads the merchant banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He was first elected to the Brown Corporation as a trustee in 2005.
Bunge Ltd.: Samuel Saenz Rosas, ’09, has been promoted to CFO, sugar and bioenergy segment at the White Plains, New York–based agribusiness firm. Previously, Saenz Rosas was the London-based risk and business analysis director of sugar and bioenergy trading.
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board: Brendan Sadka, ’00 (EXP-5), has been appointed an independent member. The Welsh national health board is based in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
CUES: John Pembroke, ’93, has been named new senior vice president and chief operating officer at the Madison, Wisconsin-based executive leadership development group for credit unions.
DeVry Medical International: Steven Riehs, ’88, has been named president. The educational group, part of Downers Grove, Illinois–based DeVry Inc., is comprised of American University of the Caribbean and Ross University’s Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Dresner Partners: Brian Graves, ’91, has joined the Chicago-based boutique middle-market investment banking group as managing director.
Elevate Ventures: Kelly Schwedland, ’10, has joined as an entrepreneur-in-residence for the nonprofit statewide venture development organization’s Northwest and North Central Indiana regions.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority: Jonathan Sokobin, MBA ’88, PhD ’93, has joined as the regulatory authority’s first chief economist. Sokobin is the former acting deputy director of research and analysis in the Treasury Department's office of financial research. He will work with Wall Street industry-funded, independent securities regulator FINRA’s general counsel and other departments to review existing rules and to develop new ones, analyzing costs and benefits to the financial industry.
Fisk University Board of Trustees: Retired Chicago investment banker Barbara Bowles, ’71, has been elected chair. Fisk is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.: Thomas Ernst, ’99, has joined as managing director, software banking team.
Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.: Patricia Coleman, ’93, has joined as partner, life sciences practice in the executive search and leadership consulting firm’s Chicago headquarters.
Hunt Cos.: William Little, ’96, has joined as senior vice president of public private partnerships. The El Paso, Texas–real estate company specializes in military housing, community development, and multifamily housing with regional offices throughout North America and Europe.
Hyatt Hotels Corp.: Heather Briggs, ’05, has been promoted to vice president of consumer insights and market research from director of consumer insights and market research at the Chicago-based hotel giant.
Irish Innovation Fund: Philip Purcell III, ’67, a Notre Dame University trustee, has been named chair of the board of the fund, which the university established to assist students who are attempting to start a business. Purcell is the former chair of Morgan Stanley.
Jaguar Partners: Thomas McDonald, ’08 (XP-77), has joined as partner in the new private equity firm that aims to invest in emerging market companies.
Jazz Arts of the Mountain West: Louis Strike, ’71, has been named president of the nonprofit producer of the Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival. Strike is former president and CEO of various Midwest manufacturing firms.
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians: Fred Van Alstine, ’00, has been named president of the Okemos, Michigan-based association. Van Alstine is a private practice family physician.
MRA - The Management Association: William Budzien, ’85, has been appointed CFO and vice president, human resource services of the nonprofit employers association. The Waukesha, Wisconsin-based group has branches in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, and Iowa/Western Illinois.
New Mountain Capital LLC: Douglas Londal, ’91, has been named president and chief operating officer at the New York–based private equity company.
Novato Community Hospital: Brian Alexander, ’09, has been named administrator. The hospital is located in Novato, California.
NXT Capital Venture Finance LLC: Joseph Porten, AB ’00, MBA ’10, has joined as director in the Silicon Valley office. The Chicago-based financial services company focuses on the middle market.
Village of Oak Park, Illinois: Anan Abu-Taleb, ’00 (XP-69), recently took the oath of office as village president.
Oremex Silver Inc.: Roderic Prat, ’93, has been appointed to the board of directors. The Toronto-based company explores and develops silver projects along a mineral belt in Mexico. Prat is founder of merchant bank Trident Merchant Partners.
Performance Trust Investment Advisors LLC: Ethan Youderian, ’01, has been named chief investment officer of the Chicago-based financial services firm.
Rackspace: Scott Hegstrom, ’01, has joined as vice president of business development at the San Antonio–based e-mail-hosting cloud company.
San Francisco Chronicle: Jeffrey Johnson, ’90, has been named publisher. The newspaper is part of Hearst Publications.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.: Haijun Zhao, ’06 (AXP-5), has been promoted to chief operating officer from vice president of North operations. The Shanghai-based company is known as China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry.
Shop Smart: Scott Grossman, ’11, has joined as president and chief operating officer. The Chicago-based company’s flagship is the internet shopping site Brad’s Deals.
Stax Inc.: Prashant Tewari, ’00, has joined as director at the Boston-headquartered consulting firm. The company also has offices in Chicago, New York, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc.: Patrick Long, ’99, has joined as managing director in the privately owned investment banking firm’s Richmond, Virginia office. He will focus on banks and thrifts in the Southeastern United States. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Telos Group LLC: William Truszkowski, ’96, has joined the Chicago-based leasing firm as senior vice president.
US Department of Agriculture: Anne Alonzo, ’00 (XP-69), has been appointed agricultural marketing service administrator.
University of Virginia Darden School Foundation: Susan Chaplinsky, PhD ’84, Darden professor of business administration, has been named trustee on the board at the business school foundation.
Ventas Inc.: Lori Wittman, ’92, has been promoted to senior vice president, capital markets and investor relations, from vice president at the Chicago-based real estate investment trust.
WellCare Health Plans Inc.: David Gallitano, ’75, has been named chair of the board. The Tampa, Florida-based company provides managed care services to government health care programs Medicare and Medicaid. Gallitano is president of Littleton, Colorado-based private investment firm Tucker Advisors Inc.
Wolfe Research LLC: Scott Mushkin, ’01, has joined the New York–based investment research firm as managing director and senior retail analyst.
World Business Chicago: Eric Olson, ’11, has joined as deputy director of Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs at the Chicago-based economic development agency.