by Baz Hiralal
LinkedIn Corp. co-founder Konstantin Guericke joined Earlybird Venture Capital as a venture partner. He co-founded LinkedIn in 2002 with Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Jean-Luc Vaillant and Eric Ly and was vice president of marketing until 2006. Guericke was CEO of VoIP startup .jaxtr.com from 2006 to 2008. It was acquired by SabSe Technologies.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. named 18-year veteran Valentino Carlotti head of the securities division's institutional client group. He was president of Goldman Brazil since 2007. The partner managing director reports to global head of equities Enrico Gaglioti and to Tom Cornacchia, head of fixed income, currency and commodities sales in the Americas.
Hollingsworth was a managing director and global head of operations compliance and financial crimes compliance and risk management for Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank.
Wunderlich Securities added Ted Cashion, Burton Milnor and Scott Poore to its private client group and Matt Hayden, William Kitchens and Jason Wangler to equity capital markets. Cashion joined as Memphis branch manager from Morgan Keegan & Co. Milnor joins as an investment adviser after 31 years at Morgan Keegan, where Poore was manager of institutional and high net worth services. Also from Morgan Keegan, Hayden is a vice president in the investment banking group and Kitchens is a senior vice president. Wangler, senior vice president and equity analyst covering exploration and production and oilfield services, previously worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Dahlman Rose & Co.
The wealth division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Coutts & Co. , took on Kenneth Sue as head of products and services in Asia. Most recently, he was a managing director and head of wealth management sales for Asia Pacific at HSBC plc. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank AG, Merrill Lynch & Co., Bankers Trust Australia and Westpac Banking Corp.
Harcourt Investment Consulting, a subsidiary of Vontobel Asset Management, named Jan Viebig head of alternative investments and Georg Wessling deputy head. Viebig replaces the former Harcourt CEO Stephan Fritz, who is leaving the firm. Viebig will join in September from Credit Suisse Group, where he is head of emerging market equities. Wessling is currently head of hedge fund advisory at Harcourt.
Giselle Bright joined Bregal Private Equity Partners in London as an investment director. In addition to private equity funds and co-investments, she will focus on secondaries. Bright was an associate director at PPM Managers.
Also, senior associate Sarah Claypool joined Bregal's New York office from HarbourVest Partners LLC.
Joseph Smith and Marshall Brozost join as partners, Sanford Morhouse as of counsel and Russel Perkins, Shawn McCune and David Miller as special counsel. Jason Behrens, Geoffrey Butler, Lauren Cook, Lauren King and Jennifer Lew come in as associates.
Sidley Austin LLP tapped Andrew Holland and Kirk Lipsey for the firm's New York office as partners in the insurance and financial services group. Holland focuses on insurance regulatory and corporate matters, while Lipsey covers insurance industry transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. They were with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Latham & Watkins LLP said Christopher Clark joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the litigation department. Clark arrived from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he chaired the white collar practice. Prior to private practice, Clark was an assistant U.S. attorney in the securities fraud unit of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York from 1999 to 2005.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Boon Sim, Credit Suisse Group's global head of M&A, joins Temasek Holdings Inc. as president, North America. Scott Lindsay takes over at M&A at Credit Suisse.
-- 3i Group plc names Simon Borrows to succeed Michael Queen as CEO.
-- Energy bankers Ray Wood, Gavin Wolfe and Jason Satsky join Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
-- Nomura Holdings Inc. taps Wendy Liu as head of China equity research and Wonseok Chae as head of corporate sales and financing, Korea.
-- William Blair & Co. hires technology investment bankers Robert Abbe and Per-Ake Stahl as managing directors.
-- Agecroft Partners brings in Cara Fleckenstein as a managing director.
LinkedIn Corp. co-founder Konstantin Guericke joined Earlybird Venture Capital as a venture partner.