Centerview Partners, an investment banking advisory firm, has appointed healthcare industry veterans Rakesh Mehta and Najeeb Ali as partners in Centerview’s San Francisco and New York offices, respectively.

Mehta and Ali were previously in J.P. Morgan‘s healthcare investment banking group, where Mehta served as vice chairman and head of the firm’s global medtech practice. Ali most recently acted as a managing director. Mehta and Ali will add more expertise to Centerview’s healthcare team and create a leading medtech franchise.

“We are pleased to expand our senior healthcare team with the additions of Rakesh and Najeeb, whose appointments are a testament to the firm’s successful life sciences, healthcare and healthcare services franchise,” said Blair Effron and Robert Pruzan, co-founders of Centerview. “We are confident that their combined insights, relationships and track records will further accelerate the practice’s strong growth trajectory.”