NGP Energy Capital hires head of ESG

NGP Energy Capital Management has hired Laurel Peacock to be its head of ESG, a role where she’ll have more power than most to impact the “E” in the now-famous acronym.

She appears to be the first head of environmental, social and governance at the Dallas-based investor in oil, gas and renewable energy sources. In her new role she’ll work both with executives at NGP Energy Capital and at its portfolio companies.

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Golden Gate hires ex-BlackRock exec as head of talent

Golden Gate Capital, which has lost a number of executives to spin-out groups over the past few years, has hired its first head of talent to take charge of internal human resources.

Expect Nichole Barcelon to get involved in portfolio company recruiting over time. Before joining San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital she served as human resources director at money manager BlackRock.

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Gryphon, others lose talent execs as role becomes more highly prized

The executives often responsible for employee retention at PE firms have themselves been leaving in notable numbers these past few months.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners, GI Partners, Gryphon Investors, Madison Dearborn Partners and Palladium Equity Partners have all recently lost senior or mid-level talent and human resources professionals.

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