Katan D’Souza joined Macquarie Capital as a managing director in its North American telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) business. Based in Chicago, D’Souza will report to David Dorfman, a senior managing director and head of TMT and Services at Macquarie Capital for the Americas and Europe.

A 17-year industry veteran, D’Souza joins Macquarie Capital from William Blair & Company, where he served as a managing director in the Technology Investment Banking group. He also previously held positions at Thomas Weisel Partners and BMO Capital Markets. Throughout his career, D’Souza has advised a wide range of clients on transactions with larger corporates, including Cisco, IBM, LogMeIn, PGi and Vonage.

“Katan brings a significant number of sector relationships and successful transaction expertise in the high-growth hosted UCaaS, cloud communications and infrastructure software verticals. His background and focus areas are highly complementary and additive to our recent MD hires Chris Holt and Sean McCarthy within Macquarie Capital’s TMT team,” Dorfman said.