John Andersen

Jon Andersen

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Specialties:  Consumer Products

Jon Andersen, CFA, partner, joined William Blair & Company in 2005 to cover the consumer products sector, including household, personal care, and packaged food companies.

Previously, Mr. Andersen was a senior manager in the strategy practice of Accenture, where he provided strategic consulting services to leading consumer packaged goods and retail companies. Mr. Andersen was recognized by The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" for his coverage of household and personal products in both 2009 and 2010; he was the No. 5 stock-picker in household and personal products in 2010. He graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in economics, and he received his MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he graduated with honors.

Primo Water Corporation: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Primo Water Corporation (PRMW $15.48). Primo Water is North America’s leading single-source provider of multigallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water, and water dispensers sold through major retailers in the United States and Canada. Learn More

PetIQ, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of PetIQ, Inc. (PETQ $22.87), a growing distributor and manufacturer of veterinarian-grade pet prescription medications, OTC flea and tick preventatives, and health and wellness products for dogs and cats to all major classes of retail trade. Learn More

Bob Evans Farms, Inc: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair & Company initiated research coverage of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE $67.41), a leading producer and distributor of branded refrigerated side dishes, pork sausage products, and a variety of complementary and frozen food items, sold in most major retail food channels in the United States. Learn More