DHG LLP announced it has added KATE LEVERONE (pictured) as managing director on the transaction advisory services team in the firm’s Atlanta office. DHG also announced several promotions across the firm. DUSTIN HAMILTON was promoted to managing director on the transaction advisory services team in Tampa, Florida; JAY STINE was promoted to managing director on the health care transaction advisory services team in Charlotte, North Carolina; and BRETT DUDNEY was promoted to managing director on the private equity assurance services team in Birmingham, Alabama.
MARCUS PILLION has joined Edgewater Capital Partners as an operating partner. Based in the private equity firm’s Houston office, Pillion will work closely with Edgewater’s transaction team to develop investment opportunities in engineered components and systems. He brings over 25 years of industrial market experience. Prior to joining Edgewater, Pillion served as CEO for TRITEC Performance Solutions, a global manufacturer of engineered polytetrafluoroethylene sealing solutions and assemblies.
Entrepreneur Partners, a lower middle- market private equity firm based in Philadelphia, announced the promotion of LORI LOMBARDO to principal. She is responsible for business development, as well as the evaluation, execution and pre- and post-closing support of transactions. Prior to joining Entrepreneur Partners in 2012, Lombardo managed teams in domestic and international lending and compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
NICOLE HITTNER, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Business and Transactions department and a member of its Private Equity Practice group, has been named co-chair of Ballard Women, the firm’s affinity group for female attorneys and clients. Ballard Women focuses on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women at the firm. Based in Minneapolis, Hittner counsels private equity firms and other businesses on investment transactions, negotiating strategies and day-to-day operations.
Insperity Inc., a provider of human resources and business performance solutions, announced it has opened a district office in Sacramento, California, and named JOSH SMITH as district manager of the new office, where he will help oversee area sales efforts. Smith has more than 20 years of sales and management experience. Prior to joining Insperity, he worked as a regional manager for a multinational computer technology corporation.
DANIELLE BASS was promoted to partner at Honigman LLP, based in Detroit. Bass is a member of the firm’s Corporate department. She focuses her practice on transactional matters involving information technology, intellectual property and media, with an emphasis on commercial transactions. Bass also serves as co-chair of the programs committee for ACG Detroit.
ECI Partners announced that SUZANNE PIKE has been promoted to partner. Pike joined ECI, a London-based private equity firm, in 2011 to work on deal origination. She has led ECI’s origination team for the past two years, sourcing deals across ECI funds 10 and 11, as well as multiple bolt-on acquisitions across ECI’s portfolio. She also served as chapter president for ACG’s UK chapter in 2019.
CHRISTOPHER REENOCK has joined boutique M&A advisory firm Carter Morse & Goodrich as a director in the firm’s office in Southport, Connecticut. Reenock has spent his investment banking career advising family- and founder-owned businesses and corporate management teams across a variety of engagements in the middle market. Prior to joining CMG, Reenock was a director at boutique investment bank Sonenshine Partners.
LongueVue Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New Orleans, announced that GEOFF GLASS (top) and PETE ALLEN have joined the firm as health care operating partners. Glass, a seasoned pharma services executive, will focus on life sciences. Allen, a health care executive with broad-reaching experience, will focus on medical devices and related contract services as well as health care supply chain services.
PAMELA MIRANDA recently transitioned to a new role within First West Capital in the firm’s Toronto office. As a director with First West, she initiates origination, execution and portfolio management. Miranda is an expert in structuring flexible junior capital (subordinated debt, mezzanine and minority equity) thanks to her solutions-focused outlook and keen sense for business. She has more than 15 years of experience in finance, including corporate and junior lending, hedge funds, private equity, audit and accounting. She is an active member of the ACG Toronto chapter and co-founder of ACG Quebec.
LLR Partners announced it has promoted SASANK ALETI (top) and MICHAEL LEVENBERG to partner. Aleti is a leader on LLR’s health care investment team. During his tenure at the firm, he also established and built LLR’s investment focus on human capital management. Levenberg is a leader on the firm’s industrial technology team. Since joining LLR, he has been dedicated to building its security industry practice and more recently broadened the firm’s focus into other technology- oriented segments in the industrial sector. Both Aleti and Levenberg are based in Philadelphia.