B. Riley Securities Inc., an investment bank and subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, has added James Metcalf as senior managing director and Benjamin Matz as a managing director, along with a team of seven other investment banking professionals to the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Metcalf served as a managing director and leader in Huron Transaction Advisory‘s investment banking affiliate. He brings 17 years of experience advising publicly traded, financial sponsor-backed and privately held organizations across the healthcare industry.

Matz also previously served as a managing director in Huron’s investment banking affiliate. Matz has advised organizations on different healthcare services transactions spanning behavioral health, managed care, payor services, pharmaceutical services, physician practice management and telemedicine. Prior to his tenure at Huron, Matz was a director at Conway MacKenzie Capital Advisors.

“Our healthcare group has grown significantly and has quickly become one of the strongest platforms in the middle market,” says Nishen Radia, senior managing director and co-head of mergers and acquisitions at B. Riley Securities. “With an extended set of professional capabilities, we continue to invest in talent that will best serve our clients as they seek to capitalize on the opportunities being presented by the evolving market landscape.”