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William Blair & Company

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William Blair & Company
Private Company
IndustryFinancial Services
FounderWilliam McCormick Blair
Headquarters150 North Riverside Plaza, ,
Area served
Key people
John Ettelson[1]
(President and CEO)
Jon Walter Zindel[1]
Brent Gledhill[1]
(Global Head of Investment Banking)
ProductsInvestment Banking and Wealth Management
AUM$93.4 billion (December 2017)[citation needed]
Number of employees

William Blair & Company ("William Blair") is American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company focusing on investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management.[2]

The firm, which opened in 1935, is independent and employee-owned, operating in more than 20 offices with headquarters in Chicago, IL.[1] The firm has had five CEOs or managing partners, three of whom continue to work at the firm. John Ettelson, who has served as president and CEO since 2004, heads the firm's executive committee.


  1. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of William Blair & Company, L.L.C." Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "William Blair profile". BrokerCheck. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

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