Alvarez & Marsal
The professional services firm has appointed Faisal Galaria as a senior director. He was previously vice president of Spotify, where he was responsible for mergers & acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Galaria has also held senior roles at Skype and eBay.
Jonathan Beastall has been appointed to the law firm’s corporate finance team. He joins from Clifford Chance, where he was a partner for 19 years. Beastall specialises in advising clients on independent price offerings and other equity capital raising transactions.
Cliff Evans has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief digital officer at the consultancy. He was previously transformation director for the defence and security sectors at Capgemini. Evans is a chartered mechanical engineer.
Baird Investment Banking
The investment bank has appointed Satoshi Matsumoto as a managing director and director of Japan mergers & acquisitions. He was most recently a managing director at Barclays Capital. Matsumoto has also previously held senior roles at Nomura Securities.
The insurance company has appointed Andy Stephenson as national sales manager for its employee benefits business. He joins from Aviva, where he was group risk national sales manager. Stephenson has more than 23 years’ experience in the industry, and has also held roles at Legal & General, RSA and Zurich.
John Lewis Partnership
Paul de Laat has been appointed to the newly-created role of partnership customer insight director. He was most recently customer value managing director at Lloyds Banking Group.