Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, has added Keith Skirbe as a managing director covering the cybersecurity sector of the firm’s global technology group.

Skirbe joins from Momentum Cyber, a boutique investment bank focused on cybersecurity advisory, where he was a founding member and managing director. While there, Skirbe led the firm’s west coast cybersecurity investment banking efforts, advising clients in North America, Europe and Israel on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions. He was also a founding member at Bridge Street Advisors, and in Bear Stearns‘ technology, media and telecom group.

“In today’s world, it is impossible to overstate the importance of cybersecurity to every type of institution or organization, and this centrality continues to be a major driver of corporate finance activity,” says Phil Adams, head of global technology at Houlihan Lokey. “Keith’s addition to this active and experienced team is incredibly exciting for us as we continue to build a significant global cybersecurity practice across the U.S. and Europe.”