J.W. Childs Associates, a middle-market private equity firm, has made several personnel announcements. Todd Fitzpatrick has been promoted from vice president of Finance to chief financial officer. He joined the firm in 2012 after serving as CFO of Nexus Medical & Technology Capital, a Boston-based PE firm. Hemanshu Patel has been promoted from senior associate to vice president. He was an investment banker at Citi, where he focused on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. The firm also announced the hiring of Jeffrey Miller as vice president. He joins from Sawaya Segalas & Co., a New York-based investment bank focused on consumer M&A.