Brown Gibbons Lang & Co., an investment bank and financial advisory firm, has hired Brandon Dobell as a managing director within its services vertical.

Dobell will lead BGL’s investment banking activities in real estate services and technology as part of the firm’s professional services coverage. Prior to joining BGL, Dobell was a partner and managing director at William Blair & Co., where he worked in M&A and capital markets for the firm’s real estate services, tech-enabled services and education services teams.