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Onaiza CadoretOnaiza Cadoret-Manier, ’89, has been appointed chief commercial officer of the health-care company GRAIL, Inc. based in Menlo Park, California. Prior to GRAIL, Cadoret-Manier was vice president of the respiratory franchise at Genentech, a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, California. 

Mark GravesMark Graves, ’10 (XP-79), has been named chief compliance officer of MiMedx Group, a biopharmaceutical company based in Marietta, Georgia. Most recently, Graves served as US leader in the neurology division at UCB, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company with US headquarters in Atlanta. 

Scott HillMobileIron has named Scott Hill, ’01, chief financial officer. MobileIron is a software company based in Mountain View, California. Hill previously served as senior vice president of finance at the software company Symantec, also based in Mountain View, California.

No ImageJason McLane, ’03, has been promoted to chief investment officer at Lime Rock Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Houston. McLane has been with the company since its inception in 1998. Most recently, he served as managing director.

Wei YeBeijing-based, China’s largest online marketplace for classifieds, has named Wei Ye, ’08, deputy chief financial officer. Ye joined in October 2015 as senior vice president of finance.

No ImageJose Alvarez, ’91, has joined the advisory board of Equality Asset Management, a next-generation private equity firm based in Boston. Alvarez is currently a faculty member at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Bart BechtLambertus Becht, ’82, has been named chairman of the board for the newly combined Plano, Texas and Burlington, Massachusetts-based beverage company Keurig Dr Pepper. Becht is also chairman and partner at JAB Holding Company, a privately-held conglomerate based in Luxembourg that invests in companies operating in consumer goods, fast food, and other industries.

Jim HendrixLeon James Hendrix, ’03, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Clemson University Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit promoting the welfare and development of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Hendrix is also president and co-owner of the Graphic Cow, a custom apparel company based in Greenville, South Carolina.

Sophie KornowskiThe Basel, Switzerland-based agriculture company Syngenta has elected Sophie Kornowski, ’89, to its board as an independent director. Previously, Kornowski served as executive vice president of Roche Partnering at Roche Holding AG, a health-care company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

No ImageChristopher Blake, ’99, will join the New York–based financial services firm Perella Weinberg Partners as a partner in its advisory business, effective September 2018. Blake comes to Perella from Citigroup, a New York–based investment banking company, where he served as managing director and cohead of its global automotive franchise.

Dan CarrollDan Carroll, ’96, has been appointed president of NanoMech’s automotive and industrial group. NanoMech is a nanomanufacturing technology company headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas. Previously, Carroll held various leadership positions with a privately-owned contract machining and assembly company.

Henrik ConqvisThe University of Miami Business School announced that Henrik Cronqvist, PhD ’06, will be the new vice dean for faculty and research. Previously, Cronqvist served as chair of the department of finance, director of PhD programs, and professor of finance. He’ll continue to oversee the school’s PhD programs. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, the Miami Business School offers undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degrees in business.

Robert FitzsimmonsWedbush Securities has appointed Robert Fitzsimmons, ’89, as executive vice president. Previously, Fitzsimmons served as the firm’s managing director and head of Wedbush Futures. Wedbush is a financial services and investment firm based in Los Angeles.

Heidi HoffmanON Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in Solon, Ohio, has named Heidi Hoffman, ’95, partner. Prior to ON Partners, Hoffman served as a senior client partner at the Los Angeles–based management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

No ImageJohn Nebergall, ’00, was appointed senior vice president and general manager of the fax business unit at j2 Cloud Services, a division of the Los Angeles–based internet information and services company j2 Global. Most recently, Nebergall served as the general manager of Demandforce, a San Francisco–based cloud software company.

Russell ReadMSCI has appointed Russell Read, AB ’84, MBA ’87, managing director and global head of client solutions. MSCI is a New York–based investment research firm. Previously, Read served as chief investment officer for Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Alaska’s permanent fund investment manager based in Juneau. 

Steve RiehsSteven Riehs, ’88, has been named president of the healthcare division at Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based online service provider for higher education. Previously, Riehs served as group president for Adtalem Global Education Group, a global education provider with headquarters in Chicago.

Emmanuel RomanThe global investment management firm PIMCO—led by chief executive officer Emmanuel Roman, ’87—has partnered with the California Institute of Technology to establish postdoctoral and graduate fellowships in computing and mathematical sciences. The fellowships are intended to promote greater connectivity between academia and the private sector. PIMCO is based in Newport Beach, California.

Raymon SissonRaymond Sisson, ’03, has been named managing director of Credit Suisse’s New York office. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, Credit Suisse is a multinational investment bank and financial services company. Previously, Sisson served as chief executive officer and chairman of AVi8 Air Capital, a commercial aircraft leasing company Sisson also cofounded that’s based in Miami.

No ImageAndrew Steinman, ’84, will head Metis’ new office in Portland, Oregon. Steinman joined Metis in 2017 as managing director of the Oregon region. Metis is a Pacific Northwest mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based in Seattle. 

Blake ApelTrinity Hunt Partners has promoted Blake Apel, ’12, to partner. Based in Dallas, Trinity Hunt Partners is a middle market private equity firm. Apel first joined the firm in 2007 and has served as a senior associate since 2012.

No ImageMichael Fabiano, ’09, will join Platinum Equity as head of credit in January 2019, leading the formation of its new credit investing division. Platinum Equity is a private equity investment firm based in Beverly Hills, California. Most recently, Fabiano was managing director at the New­ York–based GSO Capital Partners LP, the global credit investment platform of the asset management company Blackstone Group.

Jasmine RichardsJasmine Richards, ’11, has joined Cambridge Associates as senior investment director, manager diversity. Cambridge Associates is a global investment firm headquartered in Boston. Previously, Richards was international equity manager and research analyst at the Chicago-based asset management and investment firm FIS Group.