People Moves Roundup

GoldenTree gets boots on the ground in Japan, Vantage hires former Whirlpool head, and more.

GoldenTree Expands into Japan Continuing Asia-Pacific Growth

GoldenTree Asset Management LP announced the opening of a branch in Tokyo, Japan. Taro Ueda will be joining GoldenTree as a managing director and will lead the new office.

Ueda joins GoldenTree from Wellington, where he was most recently managing director, relationship manager for Japanese institutional investors.

In September 2017, the firm opened an office in Sydney and a Singapore office was opened five years ago.

Most recently, Ueda was a member of Wellington Management’s relationship management team responsible for providing solutions to financial institutions in Japan with strong focus on credit and alternative strategies.

Vantage Leadership Consulting Hires Former CHRO Of Whirlpool

Vantage Leadership Consulting, announced that David Binkley, the former chief human resources officer for Whirlpool Corp., has joined the firm as a senior advisor in strategic talent management. This position was created for Binkley, who started on Sept. 1.

“Vantage offers me a great platform to do the things I really enjoy, including working with boards, CEOs, and CHROs on executive succession; helping organizations fine-tune their people strategies; identifying and accelerating leadership talent; and coaching leaders to drive business results,” said Binkley.

At Vantage, Binkley leverages more than 30 years of experience within Fortune 150 companies, including the last 15 years as CHRO of Whirlpool.

Binkley will also launch Vantage’s HR strategy and advisory services in 2020.

During his time at Whirlpool, Binkley played a vital role in making the company a global leader in attracting and developing world-class executive talent. He also successfully steered the corporation through multiple CEO successions. Binkley recently retired from Whirlpool, leaving a leadership pipeline second-to-none.

Alan Jones appointed to build ICG’s private equity business in North America

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed Alan Jones (A.J.) as a senior managing director with responsibility for building a private equity business in North America.

A.J. joins ICG after a 25-year career at Morgan Stanley where he served most recently as vice chairman of private credit and equity. In 2007, he rebuilt Morgan Stanley’s private equity investing business and from 2007 to 2018 was head of private equity and chair of the Group’s private equity investment committee. He also served as a member of several investment committees and of the firm’s Private Investment Risk Committee. A.J. has, in addition, significant experience on numerous corporate boards including HBF, CoAdvantage and Creative Circle.

In his new role, A.J. will combine his experience and track record in private equity with ICG’s expertise in complex structuring, hiring a new team of specialists to target private equity investments in North American mid-market companies. He will be based at ICG’s office in New York, from where a team of 57 people currently invest assets across its existing private debt, strategic equity, and credit fund strategies.

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