Bob Durkin

Robert Durkin

Head of Trading, Co-Regional Equity Sales Manager, Boston

Boston skyline

About Mr. Durkin

Robert A. Durkin, partner, joined William Blair in 2005. Starting in 1994, he worked as an equity sales trader at Smith Barney, Cowen & Co. and Bear Stearns. In 1999 Mr. Durkin moved over to the buy-side, joining Fidelity Management & Research as a primary trader in their Equity division. After five years with Fidelity, Mr. Durkin co-founded Round Tower Capital, LLC, a long-short equity hedge fund in Boston. In October 2005, Mr. Durkin joined William Blair to help launch their Boston office. He is currently head of Trading and covers the firm’s institutional clients in Boston.

Mr. Durkin graduated from Harvard College in 1991 with an A.B. in Economics. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 2001. He resides in Greenland, NH with his wife and five children.

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.*

William Blair Emblem

Year William Blair was founded

Icon of three people

Employees worldwide

Dollar sign icon
+131 billion

Client assets

Handshake icon
87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

Globe icon

Offices worldwide

Checklist icon

Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

More about William Blair affiliated entities