Portland Firm Boosts Front Line

Apr 15 2009 | 10:35am ET

Portland, Oregon-based alternative investment firm Aequitas Capital Management has appointed four executives to senior management positions at the firm's newest offices in Palm Beach, Fla., Boston and San Diego.

The appointments include Hedy Foreman and Michael Fawcett in Palm Beach. They will also be responsible for the Boston office, where Gregg Spiro will be located. Tom Szabo will lead the firm’s efforts in southern California.
Foreman joins Aequitas as executive vice president and chief information officer, and will become part of the firm's private equity practice, supporting portfolio companies as well as the CarePayment finance product. Fawcett joins the firm as executive vice president, overseeing Aequitas Catalyst private equity fund as well as the firm's merchant banking strategy.

And Spiro has joined Aequitas as a managing director in the Boston office, where he will work with Fawcett and Foreman. Spiro has had a long career in corporate operations, private equity, troubled company investing and financial transactions. Lastly, Szabo is tagged as Aequitas’ executive vice president based in San Diego.

“The additional team members bring a breadth of experience and skills that will strengthen the company as we continue to grow,” said Robert Jesenik, chief executive of Aequitas Capital Management.

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