Altus Capital Partners — Tom Groh has joined the Wilton, Connecticut, private equity firm as a principal focusing on deal generation. Prior to joining Altus, Groh worked in middle-market investment banking at KPMG Corporate Finance in Chicago. He will be based in Altus’ Lincolnshire, Illinois, office.
Castanea Partners — The Newton, Massachusetts-based private equity firm has hired Tim Burke as a partner. Prior to joining Castanea, Burke was co-founder of Glenbrook Consumer Partners, a San Francisco based consumer fund where he was responsible for all elements of the investment process. Prior to Glenbrook, Burke was a partner at consumer fund Rosewood Capital, where he was active in consumer products and services, retail and restaurants. As a senior investor at Rosewood, he led multiple investments and worked closely with portfolio companies.