Fireman’s Fund names new unit president
Janet Kloenhamer, former senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary, has been named president of discontinued business operations for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. Kloenhamer will oversee management of insurance lines and books of business that are no longer part of the company’s product and service portfolio.
» Institutional Venture Partners expanded its investment team with the addition of J. Sanford “Sandy” Miller. Miller will serve as a general partner focused on expansion-stage investments, joining Todd Chaffee, Reid Dennis, Norm Fogelsong, Steve Harrick and Dennis Phelps as the sixth general partner of the firm.
» KeyCorp, a bank financial services company, announced two new hires: Paula A. Ponsetto was named managing director for public funds at Victory Capital Management and John McCracken was hired at National Commercial Bank. Ponsetto was previously director of marketing and client services at Pacific Financial Research. McCracken was previously with W.R. Hambrecht + Co. LLC.
» Kathleen Bisaccia, former assistant district administrator for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in San Francisco, has joined the San Francisco office of risk consulting company Kroll Inc. as a managing director in business intelligence and investigations.
» Visa USA announced the first four independent members of its Board of Directors: Philip D. DeFeo, managing partner of Lithos Capital Partners LLC, Linda Baker Keene, Jon C. Madonna and John A. Swainson, president and CEO and member of the board of directors of CA Inc.
» Dr. R. Richard Coughlin, an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, became chair of Orthopaedics Overseas for the largest division of Health Volunteers Overseas.
» Mental Images, a 3D visualization software company, appointed Andre Wolper CEO of its U.S. subsidiary, Mental Images Inc. He spend 20 years at Intel Corp., where he was general manager and director of Intel Capital.
» Mike Schroepfer, VP of engineering for Mozilla, joined the advisory board for San Mateo software company Vyatta. Schroepfer was chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems’ 450-person data center automation division.
» EmailLabs, an email marketing company, appointed Todd Armenio director of sales and Bob LaRochelle as director of engineering.
» Justin Gaynor joined EoPlex Technologies, the 3-D printing company, as director of polymer development.