Andrew Blaesing, Matt Dossey, Peter (Che) Carrasquillo, and Catherine Kendall have joined Aurora Management Partners LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blaesing and Dossey are associate directors, Carrasquillo is a senior consultant, and Kendall is marketing and administrative manager. Blaesing, who previously was an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a CPA. Dossey, who also was previously an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche,...


Matt Johnson, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Molly Kjartanson, Quarles & Brady LLP

Hannah R. Torres


Filmon M. Sexton IV, 
King & Spalding LLP


Ian Renwood, Azurium

California - Northern

Kenneth Chan, Macquarie Group 

Noah Schottenstein, Baker Botts LLP

California - Southern

Matt Beck, Phoenix Investment Funds

Jan Ibey, Crestmark Bank

Michael McSweeney, TriVista


Hannam & Partners, a corporate finance advisory business based in London, has become a member of Global Special Situations, an alliance of investment banking firms with focus on special situations transactions. Other partners include SSG Capital Advisors LLC in the U.S., Saxenhammer & Co. in Germany, Teak Capital Corporation in Asia, Brazil-based TCP Latam, and India-based L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. The alliance was established in 2014 to enhance members’ cross-border deal execution capabilities. Services provided include M&A,...


James H. Haithcock III, Burr & Forman LLP

Hanna Lahr, Burr & Forman LLP

Jason M. Osborn, Osborn Group LLC

James H. White IV, 
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC


Thomas P. Clinkscales, Alston & Bird LLP

Megan Y. Miller, Liberty University

William S. Sugden, Alston & Bird LLP

California - Northern

Charles Swafford, MachineryMax Inc.

California - Southern

Michael Leitner, ...

Sean Dooley and Christian Klawunder have been promoted to vice president and associate, respectively, in Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc.’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group. In addition, Carlton Zesch, an analyst, and John Ellison, an associate, have joined the downstream Energy & Retail Group from other positions within the firm. Dooley joined Matrix in 2010 and has been involved in more than 20 successful transactions. A CFA, he holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance from East...


Jason Hawley, Dinan & Company


Gregory M. Baker, 
Aurora Management Partners Inc.

Eric Houle, FTI Consulting

Michael A. Shenk, Alvarez & Marsal

Blake Voyles, Renasant Business Credit

California - Southern

Edward Choi, Amherst Real Estate Capital

Robert S. Marticello II, Smiley Wang-Ekvall

Lee M. Mendelson, Mendelson Law Group

Derrick Talerico, 
Bosley Till Neue & Talerico LLP

Jordan R. Wadsworth...


Richard M. Stivers, Rick Stivers

California - Northern

Eran Ben-Avi, Rabin Worldwide Inc.

Scott Middleman, ICONIQ Capital

California - Southern

John Ahn, Great American Capital Partners

Stephanie L. Curtis, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Zach Doctor, PNC Business Credit

Joseph H. Eaton, Industrial Strength Realty

Brad Giering, CMA

Skylar Lane, DB Squared Inc.

Michael A. Mason, JH Commercial and Medical Recoveries...

Encina Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on specialized lending and leasing platforms, and an affiliate of certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP have launched Encina Business Credit LLC (EBC), an independent asset-based lending platform targeting middle market borrowers in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Chicago, the firm is led by Marty Battaglia, a 30-year industry veteran. He is joined by two senior business development executives, each with more than 20 years of experience. They are Tron Allen, who is based in Houston and...

Howard Brod Brownstein of The Brownstein Corporation has been appointed as an independent director of Pico Holdings Inc., which has business segments that acquire and develop water resource and storage operations in the Southwest and real estate operations in California, Washington, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. Since 2010, Brownstein also has served on the board of P&F Industries Inc., a publicly held manufacturer and importer of air-powered tools and residential hardware products.

Timothy R. Carstens has joined the...


James B. Bailey, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Daniel D. Sparks, Christian & Small LLP


Jeffrey M. Hoelzel, Glocal Nexus

Jim E. Zemezonak, Boulder Realty Advisors


Fernando Nogueira, TCP Latam

Roberto Profili, TCP Latam

California - Northern

Dan Clayton, Liquid Capital Silicon Valley

Alex Dove, Heritage Global Inc.

Matt Klinger, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

David B. Ryan...