Longtime business journalist Baz Hiralal has left The Deal for a job at Leadership Connect.
Hiralal had been there since January 2004, writing and editing for the website.
He is best known for writing the daily Movers & Shakers column, which focused on executive hires, departures and promotions in the financial services and legal communities.
The column was also an informational tool for trend-spotting, flagging upticks in certain hires and analyzing why companies were targeting specific sectors.
“After nearly 15 years calling The Deal home, having learned the trade from true masters of the craft, it was a tough decision to make the move,” said Hiralal. “I do believe I can help journalists all over write better stories with the work I’m about to do at Leadership Connect.”
Leadership Connect is a service that connects government, business and media people. It is upgrading digitally and pushing into more news/media and advisers, which is Hiralal’s mandate in the New York office. He’ll also write a personnel column for Leadership Connect when it revamps its website.
He is a graduate of Manhattan College.