Eason H.

Eason H.

Investment Banking

When did you start at William Blair?

I started as a first-year analyst in June 2012.


What do you do for William Blair?

I am a healthcare analyst in William Blair’s Corporate Finance department, and I provide support for M&A and equity transactions primarily in the medical device, diagnostics and biotechnology sectors.


What is your educational and work background prior to William Blair?

I graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard in May 2012 with an A.B. in Engineering Sciences, specializing in Biomedical Engineering. I completed my secondary concentration in East Asian Studies. I interned last summer as an analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Morgan Keegan (now Raymond James).


Why did you choose William Blair?

I chose William Blair because analysts are given a great deal of responsibility on deal teams and actively engage in every step of the deal process, so I knew I would have the opportunity to learn a lot throughout the analyst program.


What do you like most about working at William Blair?

From my first few weeks on the job, I was staffed on a lot of exciting, fast-paced live deals, which has given me the opportunity to learn a lot right from the start and contribute to the deal team. I really appreciate the inclusive, open-door culture at Blair, as it has allowed me to interact on a daily basis with senior bankers. In addition, the mentorship program at Blair provides a system that fosters personal growth and support.


Describe a typical day for you.

My daily responsibilities are largely a function of the stages of the deals I am working on. Generally, a typical day would include preparing valuation analyses, working on marketing materials, managing data rooms and diligence requests, participating in potential buyer discussions and any other task that is necessary to keep deals moving forward.


What has been your most interesting professional experience while working here?

My most interesting professional experience has been attending client meetings for several of the M&A and equity transactions I have worked on. It is a great learning experience to see first-hand how senior bankers drive meetings and deliver messages. In addition, it has also given me the opportunity to contribute my own thoughts and interact with clients.