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John A. Cutler

John A. Cutler

Partner, Wealth Advisor

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About John

John Cutler, partner, is a wealth advisor with William Blair’s Private Wealth Management group. He leads a team that serves a select group of ultra-high net worth families, foundations, and corporate executives. He previously was a portfolio manager at William Harris Investors, Inc., a single family office based in Chicago. During his 12-year tenure there, John managed the family's hedge fund, private equity fund, and private credit fund investments. He also oversaw numerous individual portfolios and served as a member on the firm's asset allocation committee. Before that, John worked as a financial advisor, acting as a corporate services representative and managing client portfolios.

John has an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.S. in communications from Northwestern University.

John is closely involved with a select group of charitable organizations focused on inner-city youth, education, and the homeless.

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Forbes Best-in-State Advisors 2022, 2023, 20241

1 The Forbes ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

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.*

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