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Headshot of Steve PatrickThe Jenks, Oklahoma-based mortgage company Gateway Mortgage Group has named Steven Patrick, ’88, chief risk officer. Most recently, Patrick served as managing director with Everett Advisory Partners, a Dallas-based financial advisory firm.

Headshot of Jonathan RoumelJonathan Roumel, ’05, has been named COO of Spruce Finance, an owner and operator of distributed generation solar and residential energy assets headquartered in Houston. Roumel also serves as COO and president of Houston-based Energy Service Experts, a Spruce Finance company that provides residential energy servicing solutions for the solar and energy efficiency fields.

Headshot of  Dylan TaylorColliers International Group, a real estate services and investment management company based in Toronto, has named Dylan Taylor, ’98, CEO of Colliers Real Estate Services. Previously, Taylor served as COO and president of Colliers International.

Headshot of Cynthia CollinsThe Cambridge, Massachusetts-based genome editing company Editas Medicine, Inc. has appointed Cynthia Collins, ’88, to its board of directors. Most recently, Collins served as CEO of Human Longevity, Inc., a genomics-based, health intelligence company in San Diego.

Headshot of Kevin ConnellyBMO Financial Corp., the Chicago-based holding company for BMO Harris Bank N.A., has appointed Kevin Connelly, ’79, to its board of directors. Connelly most recently served as CEO and chairman of Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm headquartered in Chicago.

No ImageDavid Kirchheimer, ’78, has been appointed to the board of directors for Curo Group Holdings Corp., a short-term credit provider for underbanked consumers headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. He will also serve as a member of the board’s audit and compensation committees. Kirchheimer is an advisory partner and retired CFO at Oaktree Capital Management, LP, a global asset management firm headquartered in Los Angeles.

Headshot of Robert MalteRobert Malte, ’82, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, a public institute located in Kirkland, Washington. Malte is the CEO emeritus of the hospital healthcare system EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington. He currently serves as clinical associate professor and practitioner in residence in the University of Washington’s master of health administration program, located in Seattle.

Headshot of Andy ThorsonAndy Thorson, ’88, has been appointed to the board of directors for Smoke Cartel, Inc., an online retailer and wholesaler of glass water pipes and related accessories for the cannabis industry based in Savannah, Georgia. Thorson brings years of financial and management experience to Smoke Cartel, having served in leadership roles in NYSE and NASQAQ listed companies.

Headshot of Aldis VilaAdis Vila, ’97, has been elected to the board for the Latino Corporate Directors Association, a Washington, DC-based organization that seeks to increase Hispanic participation in board rooms and promote a culture of inclusion. She was also recently named a director of MessageComm, a Washington, DC-based messaging and communications trade association, and selected as a “Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards, a Philadelphia-based quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance.

No ImageKevin Burke, ’94, was named a partner at Victory Park Capital, a global alternative investment firm headquartered in Chicago. Burke joins the firm from the University of Notre Dame—a private research university in Notre Dame, Indiana—where he spearheaded the launch and served as managing director of the Institute for Global Investing.

Headshot of Phil CanfieldThe McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin’s Business Honors Program has been renamed the Canfield Business Honors Program in honor of Philip Canfield, ’96, and his wife Mary Beth for their generous multimillion-dollar gift. The gift will provide full-tuition scholarships, improve recruitment, and boost program offerings and student resources. Canfield is managing director of the private equity firm GTCR in Chicago.

Headshot of Manish DalalEndurance International Group—a provider of cloud-based platform solutions headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts—has appointed Manish Dalal, ’98, managing director of Asia-Pacific. Dalal will be based at the company’s office in Mumbai, India. Most recently, Dalal served as vice president and general manager for Verisign’s APAC business. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Verisign specializes in domain names and internet security.

Headshot of Srini MirimiraSrini Mirmira, ’04, has been promoted to president of Blue Ridge Networks, a cybersecurity company based in Chantilly, Virginia. Previously, Mirmira served as the company’s senior vice president, cybersecurity solutions.

Headshot of  Erik OstergaardErik Østergaard, ’01, (EXP-6), has been bestowed the Knight’s Cross 1st class of the Order of Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; in 2004, he was awarded a Knight’s Cross. The Knight’s Cross is awarded for meritorious civil or military service, contribution to the arts, sciences or business life, or to those working for Danish interests. Østergaard is the CEO of the trade organization Danish Transport and Logistics, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Headshot of Mansco PerryMansco Perry, ’76, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards Dinner, an annual gala in New York that highlights and celebrates the best of institutional investing. In recognition of Perry’s achievement, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed December 13 Mansco Perry Day in Minnesota. Perry is the executive director and chief investment officer of the Minnesota State Board of Investment in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

No ImageThe government of India has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian, MBA ’05, PhD ’05, chief economic adviser for a three-year tenure with the Ministry of Finance, headquartered in New Delhi. Subramanian is an associate professor of finance at the Indian School of Business, a private school with campuses in Hyderabad, India and Mohali, India.  

Headshot of Titus PhoroTitus Phoro, ’11, has been named director of Stifel Financial Corp., a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Phoro will lead the company’s West Coast efforts in San Francisco. He joins the company from JMP Securities LLC, an investment banking and asset management firm headquartered in San Francisco, where he served as a director in the healthcare investment banking group.