A&G Realty Partners has established a new Healthcare Property Division and named Peter J. Lynch, a Los Angeles-based principal at the firm to head the unit. Maximizing real estate assets allows healthcare companies to drive down costs and better position themselves for survival or growth, the firm said in a news release. In addition to its Los Angeles office, the Melville, New York-based firm maintains offices in Chicago and Philadelphia.

Chris Carmosino and Ken Bloore have joined Gordon Brothers’ Valuations...

Shara C. Cornell has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She has six years of experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, including large Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Cornell holds an LLM in bankruptcy and a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.
 
Robert J. Frezza has joined Ankura as senior managing director based in New York. Frezza has more than 33 years of...

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,...

Robert D. Abraham has joined Citizens Bank as a senior vice president of New Business Development for Citizens Commercial Banking. He has more than 29 years of business development and lending experience and was most recently vice president of business development at Freed Maxick ABL Services in New York and previously worked for institutions such as Citibank, LBS Bank, The Bank of New York, and Rosenthal & Rosenthal. Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and an MBA from the University of Hartford. In addition, Citizens Bank announced...

John Hyde has joined Graphic Arts Advisors (GAA) as a director and member of the firm’s senior team. He has over 25 years of experience in the print and graphic communications industry and has worked with numerous clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, family succession planning, restructuring, and orderly liquidation. Hyde founded Rampart Associates, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing and related industries, which was later acquired by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). He served as NAPL senior vice...

Marchand Boyd has joined East West Bank in Pasadena, California, as a vice president and relationship manager. He brings extensive knowledge of business innovation and depository solutions with specialized support services for the professional fiduciary.

Maria Chiang has joined Trade Finance Solutions Inc., which provides financing solutions in the U.S. and internationally, as senior vice president, business development. Based in Los Angeles, Chiang is responsible for originating business across the western United...

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,...

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...

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...