Italy's Advanced Capital, an alternative asset manager, took on Seth Lieberman
as chief investment officer for its new global real estate
Lieberman (pictured) was a managing director of real estate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at UBS Investment Bank. Before UBS, he was a joint managing director of Hypo Real Estate Investment Banking Ltd. and, before that, was an executive director of the global real estate finance group of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. He was also a principal of Praedium Funds, a group of property investment funds associated with Credit Suisse Group.
Jefferies & Co. made three hires for its fixed-income sales and trading platform. Beth Starr joins as a managing director in Stamford, Conn. At Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. for the past 18 years, Starr was a managing director in institutional sales. Previously, she ran product management for asset-backed securities, structured credit and collateralized debt obligations at Lehman.
Natasha Jacobs and Jason Eynon arrived as senior vice presidents based in London and Los Angeles, respectively. Jacobs, who worked at RBS Greenwich Capital for 10 years, was a managing director at Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, where she was in charge of European ABS trading. At Jefferies, she works with Chander Gupta, who leads the firm's European mortgage-backed securities and ABS practice in London. Eynon joins Jefferies from UBS, where he covered West Coast institutional fixed-income accounts.
Jefferies has added more than 50 senior fixed-income professionals in the past nine months.
Former Bear Stearns Cos. executive Dominick Petrosino joined Moelis & Co. as a managing director providing capital raising advice, resident in New York. At Bear, Petrosino was head of leveraged finance capital markets. Before joining Bear in 2000, he was a vice president of high-yield corporate finance at Chase Securities and previously a vice president in Chase's global mining and metals group.
BMO Capital Markets Corp., the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, hired Tom Krasnewich as a managing director in its U.S. industrials practice, based in Chicago. Krasnewich was previously a managing director in the industrials group at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in Chicago targeting middle-market advisory and financing transactions. He also worked at Stern Stewart & Co. and Smith Barney.
Separately, New York managing director Lee Westerfield assumed a new role with the business services and media group to drive the investment banking focus on broadcasting companies. Beginning in 2004, he covered U.S. broadcasting, publishing and Internet media companies in BMO Capital Markets Equity Research. BMO also hired David Sawyer as a managing director and head of U.S. restructuring, based in New York. He had worked at investment fund Silver Point Capital LP.
New York Life Investment Management LLC hired John Siciliano as senior managing director and head of its investment boutiques, reporting to president and CEO John Kim. Previously, Siciliano was with merchant banking firm Grail Partners LLC.
Good Energies, an investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, promoted William Nesbitt to managing director. Nesbitt was formerly a managing director of Kirkland Investment Corp. , a boutique merchant banking firm. Before that, he was a partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners LP, where he identified mid-market acquisition opportunities.
Joe Goldsmith, a senior executive recruiter in the financial services and alternative investment areas, formed his own firm, New York-based Goldsmith & Co. Some of his placements include Vikram Pandit as CEO of Citi Alternative Investments; Mohamed El-Erian as CEO of Harvard Management Co.; and Bruce Amlicke, chief investment officer of the funds of hedge funds group and a senior managing director of Blackstone Group LP.
Goldsmith co-founded PrinceGoldsmith LLC in 2000. Earlier, he worked with Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, a fixed-income specialist.
Greenberg Traurig LLP announced that Nathan Haynes joined its New York office as a shareholder in the business reorganization and bankruptcy practice group. Previously, Haynes was with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he was recently elected to the partnership.
Greenberg also hired restructuring attorneys Bruce Zirinsky and John Bae from Cadwalader. Zirinsky joined as co-chair, and Bae as a senior member, of the global business reorganization and bankruptcy practice. Zirinsky headed the restructuring department at Cadwalader for 10 years.
Separately, Beverly Lubit, Charles Berman and Timothy Kalas joined the firm's New Jersey office. Lubit arrived as a shareholder in the intellectual property and technology practice and Berman and Kalas joined as of counsel in the corporate and securities practice.
Lubit re-joins the firm via WolfBlock LLP. Berman and Kalas join from Thacher, Proffitt & Wood LLP.
Also in New York, Stephan Mallenbaum, Conrad Everhard and Sean Hayes joined Greenberg Traurig's corporate and securities practice as shareholders. They were partners at K&L Gates LLP.
Six employment, labor and benefits attorneys joined the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC. Richard Block, Andrew Bernstein and David Lagasse joined as members. Joining as associates are Jessica Catlow, David Katz and Gregory Bennett. They all come to the firm from Dreier LLP.