Nick Heymann, co-group head–global industrial infrastructure, joined William Blair in 2011. Mr. Heymann was managing director of global industrial infrastructure equity research at Sterne Agee for the last four years, leading an eight-person team covering 79 stocks in North America, South America, and Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president–equity research at Prudential Equity Group from 1997 to 2007; senior vice president–equity research at NatWest Securities from 1990 to 1997; and managing director–equity research at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1983 to 1990. He has been named an Institutional Investor All-American analyst nine times and was ranked as the No. 2 stock-picker in electrical equipment by the Financial Times/StarMine in August 2013. Mr. Heymann has a B.S. in business administration from the University of Maine at Orono and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.