Ryan Merkel

Ryan Merkel

Research Analyst

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About Ryan

Ryan Merkel, CFA, partner, joined William Blair in 2005 and specializes in building products and specialty distribution. Previously, Ryan worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its valuation services group. Ryan was named No. 3 earnings estimator in the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for his coverage of trading companies and distributors. Ryan received a B.B.A. degree in finance from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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