Gen II hires for new senior HR post

Selection follows slew of top management updates made due to firm’s growth.

Gen II Fund Services announced on Monday that it has picked Anne-Claire Berg as its chief people and impact officer. A spokesperson told Private Funds CFO that the role is a newly created one.

Berg will be tasked with overseeing Gen II’s human resources operations. She has an HR background in organizational impact, leadership development and talent acquisition, Gen II noted.

The new HR leader has spent 20 years in positions across industries such as food and media. Berg previously worked in several roles at global food giant Danone, including as global head of culture & engagement, as secretary-general for its UK and Ireland arm, and as global head of intellectual property.

Berg also co-founded luxury-focused television network LUXE.TV and was senior attorney for intellectual property at King & Spalding LLP, Gen II added.

The HR hire is the latest top personnel move that Gen II has made, following four leadership changes announced last month. The earlier changes involved co-founder Steven Millner becoming Gen II’s first-ever chief executive officer after serving as a managing principal, along with co-founder Steven Alecia being named its inaugural president after serving as chief client officer.

Additionally, the firm made two outside hires, picking Matthew Luongo as chief administrative officer and Michael Pollack as head of client delivery and innovation.

The June leadership changes were made because of Gen II’s growth, Millner previously told Private Funds CFO, which included changing the leadership arrangement so that it was more conventional.