This week in new hires, the Hedge Fund Association announced its newly elected officers; the Carlyle Group announced new board members; Altegris welcomed Amy Bennett; and Sanjay Puri joined Zephyr Associates.
Also, Beirne Wealth Consulting welcomed Phil Sloane and Jeff Vivacqua moved up at Cambridge.
Ackles, Geffner Elected at Hedge Fund Association
The Hedge Fund Association, a nonprofit organization that promotes the understanding and development of the alternative investments industry, announced Monday that Mitch Ackles, a public relations executive specializing in the hedge fund industry, has been elected as its president. Ron S. Geffner, a law partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP and an expert in regulations affecting hedge funds, was elected to his second term as vice president, and former president David Friedland was named chairman.
Ackles is the founder and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. His firm represents hedge funds, service providers, investors, conference organizers, and local, national and global hedge fund groups. He also serves as spokesman for Hedge Funds Care, a global charitable organization which raises funds for programs that work to prevent and treat child abuse. Prior to his election, Ackles also served on the HFA’s board of directors and served as its spokesman for three years.
Geffner oversees Sadis & Goldberg’s Financial Services Group, where he advises private investment vehicles, investment advisory organizations, broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and other investment fiduciaries. He also counsels clients on regulatory issues and is a frequent commentator on the hedge fund industry.
Carlyle Group Names New Board Members
Jay Fishman, chairman of Travelers, and former Marriott International executive William Shaw have been named to the Carlyle Group’s board of directors prior to its forthcoming IPO. Other appointments include Janet Hill, a principal with Hill Family Advisors in Fairfax and mother of professional basketball star Grant Hill; former Goldman Sachs partner Lawton Fitts; Thomas Robertson, dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and James Hance, a former executive at Bank of America.
In addition, Edward Mathias, a managing director at Carlyle, and its three co-founders Daniel A. D’Aniello, William E. Conway Jr. and David M. Rubenstein will also join the board.
Amy Bennett Joins Altegris as Director of Sales Strategy and Channel Marketing
Altegris announced Tuesday that Amy Bennett has been named director of sales strategy and channel marketing. In this role, she will report directly to Andrea Trachtenberg, chief marketing officer, and lead the development and implementation of comprehensive multichannel sales and marketing strategies.