Terry Bartz has been named managing partner of the new Minneapolis office of turnaround firm MorrisAnderson. He previously was COO of Verifications Inc.

David Bell, a professor of business and agriculture at Harvard Business School, has joined Paine & Partners as an adviser on the agribusiness and food industry.

John Caple has joined Comvest Group as a managing director in the firm’s West Palm Beach office, according to an email recently sent out to friends and colleagues. He previously was a principal with H.I.G. Capital.

Mark Degner has joined Liquid Realty Partners as director of acquisitions. He previously was an executive director with Morgan Stanley.

Eric Fromme has joined Orange County law firm Rutan & Tucker LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s bankruptcy/financial practices group. He previously was counsel with Hughes Hubbard & Reed.

Yair Landau has joined MK Capital as a Los Angeles-based partner. He previously was vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and president of Sony Pictures Digital.

Caine Moss has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He previously was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Fred Terrell has rejoined Credit Suisse as vice chairman of investment banking. He has spent the past 12 years as co-founder, managing partner and CEO of Provender Capital Group.

John Veronis announced that he has “withdrawn” from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, the firm he co-founded. He will continue to honor LP commitments to VSS funds, but will not participate in firm management going forward.

Joe Wright, the recently-retired CEO of Scientific Games Corp., has joined Providence Equity Partners as a senior adviser.