Patrick Satalin
Patrick Satalin

The Alpine Group hires Patrick Satalin, who most recently top oversaw Sen. Peter Welch’s (D-VT) 2022 campaign, as a VP. Prior to overseeing Welch’s Senate campaign, Satalin served as chief of staff in then-Congressman Welch’s office. "Patrick Satalin is the ultimate triple threat: he has deep policy expertise, a sharp political mind, and an instinctual grounding in the needs of everyday people that cuts through the noise in Washington,” said Sen. Welch. “His extensive knowledge of policy and Congressional operations will prove to be critical in guiding our clients and partners toward legislative victories and through challenges,” said Alpine Group CEO and managing principal Les Spivey. Alpine also announced the addition of Helen Treadway, who worked as an aide in the U.S. Senate, as staff assistant.

Jeff Seo
Jeff Seo

LifeSci Partners, which provides strategic advisory services to healthcare companies sector, names Jeff Seo managing director and head of the APAC region for LifeSci Partners and LifeSci Venture Partners. Seo was previously the founder of ELA Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on capital raising services for private companies and alternative investment managers. He has also held senior executive positions at Macquarie Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Piper Jaffray and MayBank. “His responsibilities will include establishing relationships with healthcare innovators in APAC and identifying investment opportunities for LifeSci Venture Partners,” said LifeSci Partners cofounder Michael Rice. “He will also provide our existing corporate clients with exposure to healthcare investors in the region.”

Debora Vrana
Debora Vrana

Banc of California, Inc., a bank holding company, hires Debora Vrana as executive VP and chief communications officer. Vrana was most recently CCO for Los Angeles-based City National Bank, which she joined in 2007. Before that, she was a journalist at the Los Angeles Times for more than a decade. In her new post, Vrana will oversee internal and external communications, marketing, brand strategy and integration of communication with digital channels. “Debora brings to Banc of California a strong track record of leadership and demonstrated ability to work strategically with business lines to support growth,” said Banc of California president and CEO Jared Wolff.