Ross Bartfield joined hedge fund manager Laurus Capital Management as senior vice president of U.S. marketing. It is a new position, said Dennis Pollack, senior managing director of Laurus. Mr. Bartfields appointment coincides with the closing of the flagship Laurus Fund on May 1 and the June 1 opening of the firms new Valens Fund. Mr. Bartfield was a director on the U.S. institutional sales team at Citigroup Alternative Investments, where he focused on endowments and foundations. Jon Diat, a Citigroup spokesman, said the company is searching for a replacement.