NEWSMAKERS

Accounting
BDO Seidman LLP hired Randel P. Friedman as a tax senior manager. Friedman was previously director of the tax projects delivery group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Los Angeles.


Architecture
Harley Ellis Devereaux in Los Angeles promoted Brent Miller to principal and Daniel Benjamin, Craig Park and Ben Caffey to associate principals. Miller was previously an associate principal and Benjamin, Park and Caffey were associates.


Banking & Finance
Trinity Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment banking firm, hired Robert J. Woolway as senior managing director. Woolway was previously a managing director at Relational Advisors in Newport Beach.


USBX Inc., a Santa Monica-based investment bank, hired Michael McManus as a managing director in the security practice group. McManus was previously founder of SmallCap Corporate Advisors LLC in Los Angeles.


Entertainment & Media
20th Century Fox Television hired Michael Peikoff as vice president, licensing. Peikoff was previously president and founder of Peik Performance in Los Angeles.


Captivate Network, a national news and entertainment network, hired Michael Hurwitz as vice president of sales. Hurwitz was previously vice president of business development at Del Mar-based CampusLink.


Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment hired Jeff Hastings as vice president of sales planning and forecasting. Hastings was previously director of marketing planning and analysis at Warner Home Video in Burbank.


Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. in Los Angeles hired Steve Shannon as executive vice president and general manager, product development and Michael Starkenburg as senior vice president, technology. Shannon was previously executive vice president, sales and marketing at San Mateo-based Akimbo Systems Inc. and Starkenburg was managing director of the Starkenburg Group in Palo Alto.


Channel One, a national news and public affairs content provider for middle schools and high schools, promoted Beth Mayall to senior vice president, creative development. Mayall was previously vice president of interactive content.


Health Care
Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting in Los Angeles hired Michael B. Sullivan as managing director of revenue cycle operations and Dinh Nguyen as director of compliance consulting services. Sullivan was previously vice president of healthcare operations at Oakland-based Windham Health and Nguyen was corporate compliance and privacy officer at Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System.


Insurance
Calabasas-based Countrywide Insurance Group hired Tom Feia as vice president of the company's real estate property practice in the new Glendale office. Feia was previously a vice president at Armstrong/Robitaille in Los Angeles.


Law
Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP in Los Angeles hired James E. Hornstein as of counsel. Hornstein retains his position as vice president and general counsel at Culver City-based Moldex Metric Inc.

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