Michael J. Barrett has joined De Luna Partners, a private placement and third party marketing firm, as a partner. He will be involved in all facets of origination and fundraising for private equity, alternative assets funds and global equity strategies for the firm. Prior to joining De Luna, Mr. Barrett was managing director of Private Equity at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. There, he helped build a $3.5 billion private equity platform that includes PE fund of funds and direct/co-investment partnerships. He also led the business development and fundraising efforts within the firm's PE department since 2004.