Providence Equity taps global head of business development

Renee Beaumont joined Providence Equity Partners as managing director and global head of business development, confirmed Andrew Cole, a spokesman for the private equity firm in an e-mailed response to questions.

It is a new position. Ms. Beaumont will oversee worldwide business development, marketing and investor relations across the firm's private equity and credit funds.

Until February, Ms. Beaumont was managing director in the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs. Her responsibilities have been taken up by other members of the team, said Andrea Raphael, managing director at Goldman Sachs, in an e-mail.