James Connors

James Connors

Chief Technology Officer

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About Jim

Jim Connors, partner, is chief technology officer of William Blair & Company. Jim joined William Blair in 1999 and has responsibility for all technology services across the firm. He is a member of the extended leadership group and serves on the risk and business continuity committees. The technology group is focused on building digital, cloud, and analytical capabilities to drive William Blair’s business objectives.

Before joining William Blair and Company, he was with John Nuveen & Company for six years as vice president of information services and was the senior officer responsible for all technology services. Prior to that he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company focused on strategy, operations, and systems consulting within the financial services industry. Jim received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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As of December 31, 2023
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