Apollo Global Management hired Gene Donnelly as CFO, according to a person briefed on the move.
Mr. Donnelly, who had been at consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for 29 years, fills a vacancy left by the departure of Kenneth Vecchione in January, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the hiring wasn't announced. Barry Giarraputo, the company's chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO.
Charles Zehren, a spokesman for the private equity firm, and Steve Silber, a PwC spokesman, declined to comment.
Apollo is filling the position as it seeks to move its Class A shares, now held by private investors, to the New York Stock Exchange and sell $50 million of stock to the public. The firm, with $54 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, and rival KKR & Co. are listing their shares in the U.S. after last year's stock-market rebound.
Apollo's Class A shares were first sold privately in August 2007 at $24 apiece and trade on GSTrUE, a system run by Goldman Sachs that is open to institutions and wealthy investors.