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.
Year William Blair was founded
Independent and employee-owned
Companies under coverage
As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.