Alumni on the Move
Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brian Posner, '87, has been named to the board of directors. Based in San Diego, California, the pharmaceutical company develops treatments for hepatitis C. Posner is president and founder of Point Rider Group LLC.
Black Iron Inc.
Igor Buchatskiy, '01, has been appointed to a nonexecutive Ukraine advisory board. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the iron ore exploration and development company has a project in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Buchatskiy is the former director of Smart-Holdings and former CEO of the Smart-Holdings portfolio company SARGO LLC.
Boston University Office of Technology Development
Renuka Babu, '04, has been named director of new ventures. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the department helps the university identify, protect, and license its intellectual property.
China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd.
David Kratochvil, '91, has been appointed to the board of directors and audit committee. The cable television provider operates in a joint venture with the People's Republic of China. It is headquartered in Shanghai. Kratochvilis is managing director of Euro Pacific Capital.
Karen Parkhill, '92, is expected to assume the role of CFO in the fourth quarter of 2011. She has joined as vice chairman and a member of the management policy committee. The financial services firm is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Dana Holding Corporation
Steve Schwarzwaelder, '80, has been appointed to the board of directors. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company is a supplier of axles, drive shafts, and other automotive parts. Schwarzwaelder is retired from the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Joseph York, '82, has joined as dean of the College of Health Sciences. Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, with campuses across the United States and Canada, DeVry is one of the largest private sector universities in North America.
Vikram Malhi, '07, has been appointed general manager for operations in India. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Expedia is a leading online travel company.
Irving Place Capital
Michelle Pearlman, '99, has been appointed senior advisor. The middle-market private equity firm is based in New York.
William Baumgart, '94, has joined as managing director in the financial sponsors group. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the investment bank also offers advisory services.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP
Anna Behrman, '03, has been appointed chief marketing and business development officer. The intellectual property law firm is based in Chicago.
Paul Heinen, '85, has been promoted to senior vice president from vice president office leasing. Based in Chicago, the firm owns and runs showroom buildings and trade show facilities.
Scott Murray, '81, has joined as chief technology officer and Jason Tylor, '99, has joined as head of corporate strategy and market development. The investment bank is based in Chicago.
Omega Protein Corporation
Andrew Johannesen, '96, has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO from senior vice president, corporate development and treasurer. Based in Houston, Texas, the company makes omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products.
Duncan Robertson, '98 (EXP-3), has been appointed CFO. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company runs an online restaurant reservations site for diners and guest management services for restaurants.
Platte River Ventures
Michelle Eidson, '99, has joined as vice president of business development and marketing. Based in Denver, Colorado, the private equity firm invests in lower middle-market operating companies.
Peter Larson, '78, has been appointed vice president and senior wealth planner for wealth management. The bank and financial services company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Suzanne Martin, '95, has been named executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Based in Chicago, the company offers cloud-based technology for collaborative sales and marketing.
Sears Holdings Corporation
Robert Schriesheim, '86, has joined as executive vice president and CFO. The retailer, whose holdings include Sears and Kmart stores, is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Sikich Investment Banking
John Ebe, '97, has joined as director. Based in Aurora, Illinois, the firm is the corporate finance and advisory practice of Sikich LLP.
Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP
Bob Desmond, '97, has joined as senior salesman in the fixed income group. Based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the financial firm serves institutional clients and corporations and is an affiliate of the Susquehanna International Group of Companies.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
Martin McDermut, '75, has been appointed CFO and senior vice president, finance. The manufacturer of integrated circuits is headquartered in Camarillo, California.