David Adams

Director of Strategy for William Blair Investment Management

About Mr. Adams

David Adams, partner, is the director of strategy for William Blair Investment Management. He is also a member of Investment Management's leadership team and the William Blair extended leadership group. David works with the business leaders to develop and refine division strategy, analyze new business opportunities and M&A, and nurture new products.

Prior to joining William Blair in 2015, David was a principal at Bain and Company and worked in their Boston, London, and Chicago offices. He advised clients in private equity, financial services, and industrial goods and services on strategy, management, due diligence, and operations. Prior to business school, David was an associate vice president with Chatham Partners, providing consulting and custom market research to financial services clients. David was also a math teacher at Loomis Chaffee, a private high school in Connecticut. David received a bachelor of arts in physics and biology from Williams College and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan.


MIT Sloan, M.B.A.
Williams College, B.A.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.