Wall St whacks another powerful female By Svea Herbst-Bayliss

BOSTON (Reuters) – Lehman Brothers’ ousting of its female CFO, who had been the most powerful woman on Wall Street, exacerbated concerns about why so few women survive in the financial world’s executive suites.

Erin Callan, once considered a contender for Lehman’s CEO job, is neither the first nor the last …


The Lowdown on the Lehman Shuffle

The beleaguered investment bank ousts Erin Callan from the CFO slot and Joseph Gregory as COO. Will the moves pacify its critics?

By Ben Levisohn

Heads usually roll on Wall Street when the going gets ugly, and this time is no exception. On June 12, Lehman Brothers Holdings (LEH) ousted its highly visible chief financial officer, …


Executives keep their eyes wide open for their next big gig By Tierney Plumb

The founder of an $11 million software company and member of the D.C. and Maryland bars never dreamed he would have trouble finding work. Adam Goozh was turning down two to three lucrative offers a year from headhunters and companies wanting to grab the chief executive officer. Then, late last year, …


People on the Move: Professional Services

Courtesy Associates LLC in D.C. named Ellen Shortill senior project manager.

Input in Reston named Timothy Dowd president and chief executive officer.

Battalia Winston in D.C. named Kathryn Griffin partner.

Protiviti Inc. in Vienna named Gary Callaghan managing director.

SmithBucklin Corp. in D.C. made …


Battalia Winston Recruits President For Tekfor

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has placed David Griffin as president of Tekfor U.S.A., a German-based engineering and manufacturing company specializing in the production of steel parts and components for the automotive industry. Rich Folts, a partner at Battalia Winston who specializes in manufacturing, conducted the search. …


APPOINTMENTS Legal

Battalia Winston of the District named Kathryn Griffin, former managing partner at Slayton Search Partners, partner.


Battalia Winston Adds Partner In New Washington, D.C. Office

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has appointed Kathryn Griffin as a partner in its new Washington D.C. office. Previously a managing partner at Slayton Search Partners, where she established that firm’s D.C. office, Ms. Griffin has more than 25 years of corporate recruiting and executive search experience. She specializes …


Private Equity Paints “Help Wanted” Sign By Marshall Krantz

Don’t let the private-equity swoon nix any thoughts you may have about moving to the private side. In fact, opportunities could be right around the corner.

Despite the recent steep decline in private-equity deals, the job market for CFOs at portfolio companies promises to brighten later this year…

“Private-equity …