Private investment firm Altus Capital Partners announced it has hired three new professional staff members.

“We will continue to invest in resources as we move ahead in investing Altus Capital Partners II and managing our portfolio. These three additions to our staff, at both our CT and IL offices, bring additional depth to our investment and support teams,” Russell J. Greenberg, co-founder and managing partner, said.

The new hires are:

  • Senior associate Scott Johnson joined Altus Capital this month. He has over five years of combined private equity and M&A experience, and prior to joining Altus Capital worked for Parthenon Capital Partners and Performance Equity Management. At Performance Equity Management, Johnson completed direct investments and fund investments across a variety of company sizes and industry sectors. Scott began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on M&A transactions within Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice.

  • Associate Mike Barry started his career as an analyst in the Investment Banking group of BB&T Capital Markets, where he worked on both buy-side and sell-side M&A, leveraged buyout, and equity capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries. He will work in the firm’s Lincolnshire, IL office.

  • Assistant controller Joseph A. Melo joined Altus Capital in March with over nine years of accounting, reporting, operations and client service experience in the private equity industry. Joseph was most recently at the Morgan Stanley private equity administration arm, where he was a fund controller in New York City. He has extensive knowledge of buyout, fund of funds, venture capital and private equity fund accounting and managing all aspects of financial operations.