August 31, 2010 – Search firm Tatum LLC has named Joe Burkhart as managing director of private equity. Mr. Burkhart will be combining forces with Tatum’s West Coast private equity practice leader, James Hickey, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment banks, private equity funds and other financial services companies throughout the U.S. “Tatum is investing in its leadership team within its private equity practice to continue our history of partnering with private equity to accelerate results,” said Rich D’Amaro, president of Tatum. “Joe’s proven track record in structured finance and private equity strategies will be an asset, expanding our capacity for Tatum’s current and future clients.” Prior to joining Tatum, Mr. Burkhart was the managing director of the Federal Business Unit at The Mergis Group, one of Tatum’s sister divisions within SFN Group. Previously, he was the director of business development for American Capital’s Private Equity Group where he led the group’s deal origination, screening and staffing.
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