Aurora Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has promoted Scott Erickson to partner, Phil Gross to principal and Jordan Leibowitz to vice president.

Erickson joins the firm following nine years with The Gores Group serving as head of business development. While at the firm, Erickson worked to oversee business development for all of Gores’ investment vehicles.

Gross joins the firm following his time as an associate with Leonard Green & Partners and a member of the financial institutions group with Credit Suisse‘s investment banking division. Additionally, Gross completed his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Prior to joining Aurora, Leibowitz served in the M&A group with Lazard’s investment banking division. Currently Leibowitz sits on the boards of Cold Chain Technologies and Spray-Tek LLC.

“Scott, Phil and Jordan are integral members of the Aurora team, and have been natural fits within our unique culture at Aurora,” said Matt Laycock, a partner at Aurora.  “Since joining the firm, Scott has helped further institutionalize our business development and sourcing activities, while Phil and Jordan are valued members of our investment team and outstanding partners to our portfolio companies.  These well-deserved promotions are a testament to their collective impact at the firm, and we are excited about their continued growth.”