Gotbaum joins Blue Wolf

Joshua Gotbaum has joined New York-based buyouts shop Blue Wolf Capital Management LLC as an operating partner. The 55-year-old Gotbaum will immediately be put to work as chairman and chief restructuring officer of Platform Learning Inc., a provider of educational services that has been operating under bankruptcy protection since June. For many years an investment banker with Lazard Freres, Gotbaum most recently guided Hawaiian Airlines through a reorganization as its Chapter 11 trustee. Gotbaum was also Assistant Secretary of Treasury and of Defense in the Clinton administration.