Altus Capital Makes Three Hires

Altus Capital Partners has made three hires. Scott Johnson, formerly of Parthenon Capital Partners, is a senior associate at Altus. Mike Barry, a former analyst in the Investment Banking Group of BB&T Capital Markets, joined as a associate. And, Joseph A. Melo was named Altus’ assistant controller in March. Most recently, Melo was part of Morgan Stanley’s private equity administration arm, where he was a Fund Controller in New York City.


Altus Capital Partners, Inc., a private equity investment firm focused on niche middle market manufacturing companies in the U.S., today announced it has hired three new professional staff members.

Russell J. Greenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said, “We will continue to invest in resources as we move ahead in investing Altus Capital Partners II and managing our portfolio. These three additions to our staff, at both our Connecticut and Illinois offices, bring additional depth to our investment and support teams.”

The new hires are:

Senior Associate Scott Johnson joined Altus Capital this month. He has over five years of combined private equity and M&A experience, and prior to joining Altus Capital worked for Parthenon Capital Partners and Performance Equity Management. At Performance Equity Management, Scott completed direct investments and fund investments across a variety of company sizes and industry sectors. Scott began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on M&A transactions within Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. Scott is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar.
Associate Mike Barry started his career as an analyst in the Investment Banking Group of BB&T Capital Markets, where he worked on both buy-side and sell-side M&A, leveraged buyout, and equity capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business with a dual degree in Corporate Finance and International Business through the Sonoco International Business Department. He will work in the firm’s Lincolnshire, IL office.
Assistant Controller Joseph A. Melo joined Altus Capital in March with over nine years of accounting, reporting, operations and client service experience in the private equity industry. Joseph was most recently at the Morgan Stanley private equity administration arm, where he was a Fund Controller in New York City. He has extensive knowledge of buyout, fund of funds, venture capital and private equity fund accounting and managing all aspects of financial operations. Joseph is a graduate of Berkeley College, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

About Altus Capital Partners

Based in Wilton, CT with an office in Lincolnshire, IL, Altus Capital Partners, Inc. invests alongside management in profitable small to medium-sized manufacturing companies based in the U.S. that have proprietary technologies, processes and products. The Altus investment team is led by three partners who, in 17 years of investing together, have acquired 23 platform companies.

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