Mavroyannis, Georgiadis, Schneider and Washington are among those making career moves this week

From our Women's PE Briefs - week commencing March 15, 2021

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Mavroyannis joins Sera Global as a managing partner

Irene Mavroyannis has left her role as a managing director with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to join a real assets-focused advisory firm. Irene is now managing partner, private capital advisory with Sera Global, which until recently was known as BFIN. In that role, Irene will lead the firm’s private capital advisory practice for infrastructure and is responsible for advising general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets on capital formation and fund strategy, including capital raising. She’ll also oversee Sera’s investor coverage across institutional relationships, private equity and private capital groups.

Irene joined Macquarie Infrastructure in 2016 after being executive director and CEO of Hastings Fund Management (USA), Inc. Her background also includes roles with KKR and Citi. Irene is a past speaker at the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit.

Sera’s business lines consist of investment banking, private capital advisory and strategic advisory.

Miller is tapped to lead Natural Products Canada Ventures

Kristi Miller is tapped to lead a new firm that will invest in early-stage Canadian companies developing naturally-derived alternatives to synthetic products. Kristi is now managing partner of Natural Products Canada Ventures. NPC Ventures has been established by Natural Products Canada, whose CEO is Shelley King.

NPC, is a not-for-profit that provides advice, financial support, connections and invests around Canadian natural product innovation. The venture arm is a natural extension of NPC’s prior work as it has invested in 13 companies over the past four years. NPC Ventures is in the process of raising a 50 million Canadian fund. It said it is looking to make 16 to 20 investments ranging from $500,000 to $2.5 million in startups in the cleantech, agtech, biotech, human and animal health and water tech sectors.

Kristi is the founder and former national managing director of First West Capital, which raised and invested more than 250 million Canadian in more than 100 businesses.

General Catalyst adds Georgiadis, Schneider and Washington to its team

General Catalyst adds Margo Georgiadis, Dr. Jennifer Schneider and Robin Washington to its team. The three are now endurance partners-in-residence with the venture firm and will be involved in identifying, creating and accelerating opportunities in the health care sector.

Margo was, until late last year, president and CEO of Ancestry.com. Her background also includes serving as president of Americas at Google.

Jennifer is the former president of Livongo Health and is an independent director of Cityblock, both of which received backing from General Catalyst.

Robin previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences. Her background also includes roles with Hyperion and PeopleSoft, both of which were acquired by Oracle.

Hager joins Section 32 as chief investor relations and communications officer

Susan Hager has joined venture firm Section 32. Sue is now the San Diego firm’s chief investor relations and communications officer. Her background includes holding senior leadership roles with two life sciences companies with ties to Section 32: EQRX and Foundation Medicine.

Section 32 closed its third fund in 2020 and has more than $1 billion under management. The firm invests across the entirety of technology and health care.

Hammarlund leaves H.I.G. Capital for Cadillac Fairview

After two years as a managing director on H.I.G. Capital’s real estate team Jenny Hammarlund has left to take a key role with the real estate arm of the Ontario TeachersPension Plan. Jenny joined Cadillac Fairview as managing director, head of Europe. In that role, she will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the United Kingdom and European property markets.

Prior to H.I.G., Jenny held roles with KKR, Värde Partners and Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners.

Cadillac Fairview recently acquired White City Place, a 930,000 square-foot complex in the West End of London. A global owner, operator, investor and developer of real estate, Cadillac Fairview manages in excess of $36 billion of assets across the Americas and the United Kingdom.

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