Matt Zimmer is the global head of investment banking for William Blair, leading a business that has 750 employees across the United States and Europe. The team serves clients in both merger-and-acquisition advisory and growth financing assignments.
Before being named head of investment banking in 2021, Matt led Supply Chain, Commercial Services & Technologies (“SCCS”) Investment Banking at William Blair. Prior to leading the SCCS team, from 2016 to 2021, he was the head of the Services & Industrials teams at William Blair, leading multiple sector teams across the U.S. and Europe. From 2011 to 2016, Matt was based in the London office of William Blair where he advised clients across multiple sectors and geographies, and was a key contributor to the rapid growth of the firm’s international presence over that period. Prior to 2011, he was a member of the M&A team in the Chicago office for five years.
Prior to William Blair, Matt worked with Robert W. Baird & Co. in the Investment Banking Group for five years. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago in 1998.
Year William Blair was founded
Independent and employee-owned
Companies under coverage
As of September 30, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.