Robert Metzger

Robert Metzger

Senior Director

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About Mr. Metzger

Rob Metzger is a senior director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 1999 and served as the head of the Technology and Financial Services groups from 2009 - 2015.

Since that time, in addition to his role at William Blair, he has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business, a board member of several public and private companies, and involved with MissionOG, a Philadelphia-based investment firm focusing on growth investments in fintech, data, and software businesses. Rob's current board roles include North Mountain Merger Corp (NASDAQ: NMMC), a special purpose acquisition corporation; Paryroc, a privately-held payments processing business; and Autobooks, a privately-held provider of integrated-payments solutions to small businesses.

Prior to William Blair, he worked for ABN Amro Incorporated, A.T. Kearney, and Price Waterhouse.

Community Involvement

  • CareerSpring - National Board Member, Regional Advisory Board Chairperson
  • University of Illinois Chicago Leadership Council
  • Park District of La Grange - Board Treasurer
  • St. Francis Xavier, La Grange, IL - Finance Advisory Committee

Notable Transactions

  • Completed over 150 M&A and capital raising transactions in the Technology and Financial Services sectors
  • Accelerated Payment Technologies, Inc. - sale to Global Payments Inc.
  • Dealer Services Corporation - sale to Manheim, Inc.
  • Sure Payroll - sale to Paychex, Inc.
  • P&H Solutions - sale to ACI Worldwide
  • iPay Technologies - sale to Jack Henry
  • Vigo Remittance Corp. - sale to First Data Corporation

Rigorous pursuit of your success. Every transaction. Every time.

Our investment bankers are 100 percent committed to your organization’s sustained success. By drawing on our deep industry and product experience as well as our dedicated global resources, we provide advisory and financing services that allow you to capitalize on today’s opportunities and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

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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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87 Years

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As of March 31, 2022
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