Joseph R. Katcha

(312) 423-2651


Mr. Katcha has been involved in private equity investing and mergers and acquisitions since 1986.

Before founding HSC in 1996, he was a director at S.G. Warburg & Co., London, from 1993 to 1995 where he helped run operations and finance for Warburg’s international equity derivatives business which had over 200 employees around the globe. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Katcha was a Partner and Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of KC-CO Investments, a Chicago-based equity index options market making business which he then helped sell to Warburg.

From 1990 to 1991 he was an Associate in New York with First Atlantic Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle market companies. He joined that firm from the Investment Banking Division of PaineWebber, where he was an Associate from 1986 to 1990 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department, specializing in middle market transactions. After passing the C.P.A. exam in 1982, he spent two years as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in Chicago.

Mr. Katcha is a 1986 graduate of Harvard University – Graduate School of Business with a Masters degree and a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelors degree specializing in accounting. He was born and raised in Wisconsin. Mr. Katcha is married with two children.