Jonathan Kagan and Paul Zepf were named managing directors and managing principals of Lazard Asset Managements North American global private equity business, all new positions. Messrs. Kagan and Zepf are rejoining Lazard from Centre Partners Management, where they were managing directors. Lazard collaborates with Centre Partners in various private equity transactions.
David L. Jaffe joined Centre Partners as a managing director, a new position. Mr. Jaffe was a founding member of the DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the private equity investment arm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.