Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, has made four new hires across its Business Development and Investment functions. Daphna Shamash has been hired as vice president of business development and marketing. Suzanne DeTore, Matthew Goracy and Matt Wash have been hired vice presidents and senior associate, respectively, in the firm’s investment team.

As vice president of business development and marketing, Shamash will be responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and developing relationships with deal making constituents across the middle market.

“Daphna’s track record of sales and marketing success in varying environments will be instrumental to our business development efforts and to increase visibility of Hidden Harbor,” said Christopher Paldino, managing partner of Hidden Harbor.

Prior to joining the firm, Shamash was the head of business development and director of operations at Maximus Long Short Equity.

As vice presidents on the Investment Team, DeTore and Goracy will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments for Hidden Harbor. As a senior associate, Matt will be responsible for financial modeling, market analysis, due diligence and monitoring of portfolio companies.

“We are extremely excited about the additions to our investment team as we continue to grow and scale the firm.  Suzanne, Matthew Goracy, and Matt Wash bring a diverse but complementary set of experiences and investment acumen,” said Andrew Joy, partner of Hidden Harbor.

Previously, DeTore was a senior associate at Digital Alpha, a San Francisco based private equity firm; Goracy was director of strategy and business development at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; and Wash was a senior consultant at Monitor Deloitte.