by Baz Hiralal
Citigroup Inc. named James Boyle, who is head of equity trading for Asia Pacific, as global head of equity derivatives. He is in Hong Kong and will relocate to New York later this year. Before joining Citi in 2012, Boyle was head of derivatives at Citadel Securities LLC, which he left in 2010. Before that, he spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he had been global head of derivative trading.
Boyle replaces Simon Yates, who joined hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. appointed Adebayo O. Ogunlesi as lead director and chairman of the board's corporate governance, nominating and public responsibilities committee. Ogunlesi is managing partner and chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners. From 1983 to 2006, he worked at Credit Suisse Group, including as executive vice chairman and chief client officer from 2004 to 2006. He replaces James J. Schiro, who will undergo treatment for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. Schiro also resigned from the board of PepsiCo Inc., which did not name a replacement. Schiro is the former CEO of both Zurich Financial Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He joined Goldman as a director in 2009 and was named lead director in 2012. Schiro joined the PepsiCo board in 2003 and was presiding director between May 2010 and May 2013.
Also at Goldman, M. Michele Burns will become chairwoman of the risk committee and Peter Oppenheimer will become chairman of the audit committee.
Burns was CEO of the Retirement Policy Center, sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Cos., from October 2011 to February. She was also chairwoman and CEO of Mercer LLC from September 2006 to October 2011.
Oppenheimer, retiring senior vice president at Apple Inc., was the tech giant's chief financial officer for 10 years.
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey added to its capital markets team, hiring Ron Caldwell and Akis Psarris as managing directors, and Ricardo Simon and Matt Holbrook as directors.
Caldwell joins STRH as head of healthcare syndicated and leveraged finance. He spent 14 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Psarris comes in from Lloyds Bank U.K., where he was a managing director in the debt capital markets group. Prior to Lloyds, he was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he spent 11 years in the U.S. debt capital markets group as head of liability management.
Simon will head STRH's commercial real estate and REIT syndicated finance practice. Simon was a director in the real estate syndicated finance group at Wells Fargo & Co.
Holbrook joins the syndicated and leveraged finance group after 10 years in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's leveraged finance team in Charlotte, N.C., where he was originating and structuring debt financings for consumer and retail clients.
Method Advisors hired Orlando Mendoza as a partner in Boston, working on co-investments, fund-level investments and business development. Mendoza was a managing director and head of private equity at Twin Focus Capital Partners LLC. He also spent a couple of years at Harvard Management Co., working on private equity due diligence. Before HMC, he spent seven years at Edison Partners, where he was a principal.
Mayer Brown LLP established Mayer Brown Consulting (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. to advise on Asia-focused international trade matters, including WTO issues, international trade policies, customs, export controls and anti-dumping investigations. Cecil Leong will be CEO, based in Singapore. Leong was CEO of Bryan Cave International Consulting (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd., where he worked from 2005. From 2000 to 2005, Leong was with White & Case LLP, where he was a regional director. He also spent three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Other members include Greater China managing director Flora Sun, senior director Anthony Kerr, director Wong Chian Voen and senior adviser Zhao Jun.
Kenneth Gambone joined Mizuho Bank as an executive director in its public finance investment banking group. He was a director in Barclays plc's public finance department, working with state and local governments, healthcare, higher education, utility, housing and transportation issuers of municipal debt.
Bingham McCutchen LLP brought in David I. Miller as a partner in the white collar investigations and enforcement group in New York. Miller is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York. He held that role for five years, over two and a half of which were as a member of the securities and commodities fraud task force.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Miller was a terrorism prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice's counterterrorism section in Washington, a special assistant U.S. attorney with the Eastern District of Virginia and assistant general counsel for the CIA. Earlier, he was litigation counsel at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and was an associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP.
Dykema Gossett PLLC added Matthew D. Rinaldi to its business and commercial litigation practice as senior counsel in Dallas. Rinaldi practiced in the Dallas offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Hughes & Luce, which combined with K&L Gates LLP in 2008.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Moelis & Co. hires industrials banker Philip Smith from Citigroup Inc.
-- Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management enlists James Dilworth as head of active asset management.
-- D.A Davidson & Co. names Craig Korte as a managing director.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. appointed Adebayo O. Ogunlesi as lead director.