Robert Napoli

Bob Napoli

Co-Group Head-Financial Services and Technology
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Specialties: Financial Technology, Specialty Finance

Bob Napoli, partner, co-group head–financial services and technology sector, joined William Blair in 2011. Mr. Napoli was on the sell side for the previous 16 years–the last 10 at Piper Jaffray and the 6 years before that at ABN AMRO. He has been ranked Best on the Street twice by The Wall Street Journal and has won a total of 14 awards from Financial Times/StarMine for stock picking and earnings accuracy, most recently in 2014, ranking as the No. 1 stock picker for his coverage of IT services. This track record led to him being named the first winner of the Financial Times Award for Excellence in Investment Analysis in May 2011. Mr. Napoli is also on the board of directors of the Illinois chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Napoli has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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