William Blair & Company

Corky Gardner

Senior Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Region
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Corky Gardner is the William Blair Advisor Solution Group's senior regional director for the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, he works closely with financial advisors, registered investment advisors, and banks, assisting them with product placement, marketing, and partnering to accomplish their clients' goals. Before joining William Blair in 2017, Corky covered the registered investment advisor channel from Janus Capital for 10 years. From 2000 to 2007, he was a vice president in private wealth management for Goldman Sachs and BNY Mellon. Corky also served in the Marine Corps, leaving active duty as a lieutenant colonel in 2000. During his military career he flew helicopters, including Marine One, for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Corky received a B.S. in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.A. (equivalent with distinction) in defense policy and operations from the U.S. Naval War College.