Private equity firms

AlpInvest Partners, the private equity fund of funds arm of The Carlyle Group’s Solutions platform, has appointed Justine Gordon as managing director. In this position, she will focus on secondary and co-investment opportunities in the energy and infrastructure sectors.  Prior to joining AlpInvest, she was a managing director and head of acquisitions at Guggenheim Infrastructure, where she led the investment team tasked with building the private infrastructure investing business with an initial focus on energy and power. She is based in New York.

Altamont Capital Partners has appointed Dave Odenath as an operating partner. Odenath will focus on investment opportunities in the financial services sector. Most recently Odenath was a senior executive vice president and head of the Americas at Legg Mason, where he oversaw more than $500 billion of assets across several asset management businesses, as well as Legg’s domestic mutual fund company.

Baird Capital announced that Melissa Mounce has joined as vice president of human capital. Mounce previously was the global divisional talent acquisition leader for Abbott. Baird Capital is the private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co.

CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, an independent retirement plan advisory firm, has opened a new office in Columbia, Missouri, and appointed two financial advisers. John Weber joined CAPTRUST as vice president, financial adviser, focused on providing retirement plan advisory services to corporate fiduciaries. John Weber initially joined CAPTRUST in a consulting capacity related to the firm’s acquisition of Freedom One Financial Group last year. Prior to the acquisition, he served as a client relationship manager for Freedom One clients in the Midwest. Sean Weber joined as financial adviser, relationship manager, focused on providing comprehensive wealth management and retirement advisory services to high-net-worth investors, private foundations and corporate executives. Sean Weber formerly was at AXA, where he served as a registered wealth management representative.

The Carlyle Group has appointed Michael Hart as managing director and president of Carlyle GMS Finance, a business development company targeting mid-market investing, as well as its affiliated investment vehicle, NF Investment Corp. Hart joins Carlyle from Blackrock Solutions, where he was a managing director and co-head of the U.S. advisory practice within the financial markets advisory group.

Cyprium Partners, the private equity spin-out of Cleveland banking company KeyCorp, has hired Ted Laufik as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer. Laufik replaces Dennis Wagner, who plans to retire on Oct. 31. Laufik worked at Morgenthaler Ventures for 26 years as CFO and a partner.

Flybridge Capital Partners has appointed Victoria Song to a position as principal with the firm. Song was an associate with the firm from 2010 to 2012 and recently completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.

Fortress Investment Group has hired Adam Rosenberg in its credit funds business as a managing director leading its gaming and leisure investment platform. Rosenberg joined Fortress from Goldman Sachs & Co, where he worked as global head of gaming investment banking.

Global Environment Fund has appointed Anibal Wadih as a managing director based in São Paulo, Brazil, as a member of the Latin America investment team. He joins GEF from Canepa Management, where he was a partner responsible for direct investments and business development throughout Latin America.

Highland Capital Management hires Chris Hayes as a loan and high yield bond trader. Prior to Highland, Hayes most recently worked as a fixed income trader at Neuberger Berman.

Highland Consumer Partners has appointed retail executive Marty Hanaka as an operating partner. He most recently was the interim chief executive officer of Guitar Center from January 2013 to April 2013.

Kenneth Johansson has been appointed associate director at Nordic Mezzanine’s Helsinki office. He will be responsible for Nordic Mezzanine’s marketing activities and transactions in the Nordic countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Siguler Guff & Company has hired Remy Kawkabani as managing director and head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kawkabani will be based in London and lead the firm’s European business. Prior to Siguler Guff, Kawkabani held several senior roles at Credit Suisse, most recently as managing director and chief executive officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management for the EMEA region.

TA Associates has hired Naresh Patwari as director in its Mumbai office effective Sept. 1. Patwari joined TA from ICICI Venture, where he worked as principal, and previously vice president, focusing on consumer/retail, media, healthcare and energy.

Tennenbaum Capital Partners has hired Carolyn Glick as a director in the Los Angeles office. Glick will source and execute credit investments across performing and special situations credit strategies. Prior to Tennenbaum, Glick was a senior vice president of Bank of America Business Capital.

Westshore Capital Partners has hired Michael J. Sullivan as vice president. Prior to joining Westshore Capital, Sullivan worked as an investment banker at Cross Keys Capital. Westshore Capital, based in Tampa, Florida, focuses on small-market buyouts and recapitalizations.

Z Capital Partners has hired Thomas P. Wicky as managing director and operating partner and Matthew D. Kane as director and deputy general counsel. Wicky is a veteran in the leisure, hospitality and real estate sectors in Europe while Kane is a former associate at New York-based litigation boutique Storch Amini & Munves. Z Capital focuses on growth capital, turnaround, restructuring and other special situations.