Private equity firms

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has named Frank Scrudato as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Arsenal, Scrudato worked at Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co, where he served as CFO and principal.

The Carlyle Group has hired Jackie Roberts as its chief sustainability officer. The appointment becomes effective mid-February. Previously, Roberts worked at the Environmental Defense Fund, where she served as a senior director of the Idea Bank for the US Climate and Energy Program.

Buyout firm Castanea Partners has hired Ron Frasch as an operating partner focusing on luxury products and services. Previously, Frasch worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, where he served as its president and chief merchandising officer until the company was sold to Hudson’s Bay in 2013.

New York City-based investment firm EA Markets has hired Carol S. Goldstein as a managing director. Previously, she served as executive vice president of finance and advisor to the board of Odyssey Moon, a commercial space venture.

Enhanced Equity Funds has named Matthew Thompson as a vice president. Previously, Thompson worked at Riverside Partners, where he served as a vice president. Based in New York City, EEF is a healthcare-focused private equity firm.

Fir Tree Partners has hired Peter Calabro as a managing director to help lead the firm’s expanded European focus. Calabro was formerly a managing director and head of European sourcing in the London office of Mount Kellett Capital. Calabro also worked in the European special situations group at Goldman Sachs and also was a director in the high yield/leveraged capital markets group at Lehman Brothers. Fir Tree Partners, with offices in New York and Miami, invests worldwide in public and private companies and real estate.

H.I.G. Capital has opened a Milan office and named Raffaele Legnani as managing director to lead the firm’s efforts in Italy. H.I.G. Europe has a team of more than 50 investment professionals based in Europe operating out of offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid and Paris. Legnani was a founding partner of Atlantis Partners in Milan.

Iron Road Capital Partners, the alternative investment unit of RMB Capital, has hired Kerry Jordan as director of business development. Jordan formerly worked at Chicago Capital Management, where she headed marketing and investor relations.

Ryan Heckman, one of the senior leaders of KRG Capital spin-out Excellere Partners, left the Denver-based firm recently to explore other opportunities, according to David Kessenich, managing partner at Excellere.

Buyout firm Pantheon has named Jie Gong as a partner in its Asian investment team. Gong, who is based in Hong Kong, previously worked at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, where she most served as executive director and portfolio manager for Asia.

Staple Street Capital has formed an operating executive board. Joining the board are William E. Kennard, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union and former chair of the Federal Communications Commission; Jon L. Luther, former chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands; and Scott T. Parker, chief financial officer of CIT Group. Based in New York, Staple Street Capital is a mid-market buyout firm.

Warburg Pincus has appointed Dinesh Moorjani, founder and CEO of Hatch Labs, as executive-in-residence. Hatch Labs, a mobile technology incubator and captive investment fund, has built more than 10 startups from ground-up since 2010. At Warburg Pincus, Moorjani will work to identify and evaluate investment opportunities in the mobile industry.