Robert Napoli

Robert Napoli

Co-Group Head–Financial Services and Technology

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About Bob

Bob Napoli, partner, co-group head of the financial services and technology sector, joined William Blair in 2011. Bob was on the sell side for the previous 16 years–the last 10 at Piper Jaffray and the 6 years before that at ABN AMRO. He has been ranked Best on the Street twice byThe Wall Street Journal and has won a total of 13 awards from Financial Times/StarMine for stock picking and earnings accuracy, with his most recent award in 2013. This track record led to him being named the first winner of the Financial Times Award for Excellence in Investment Analysis in May 2011. Bob is also on the board of directors of the Illinois chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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