( Courtesy Arable Capital Partners )

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

He is responsible for transactional work, financial analysis, portfolio management and investment strategy, according to a news release.

His background is in the food and agribusiness sector, in investments and transaction work, according to Greg Richards, managing director in the Bellevue office.

Arable, which also has an office in Bakersfield, Calif., focuses on investing in food and agriculture companies.