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Ryan J. DeVore, partner, is a member of the firm’s executive committee and the head of Private Wealth Management, which serves high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, business owners, foundations, and endowments by providing thoughtful and sophisticated wealth management solutions. He leads a business of more than 120 wealth advisors and $70.3 billion in assets1. In 2015, he established the firm’s wealth management footprint in the Boston market, and since then has further expanded PWM into Atlanta, Baltimore, Beverly Hills, Denver, New York City, the Philadelphia area, San Francisco, and Stamford.

Ryan serves on William Blair’s executive committee, equity underwriting commitment committee, community impact board, and global inclusion council.

Ryan has had extensive experience in financial advisory and business leadership roles. He joined William Blair after spending 16 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, where he served as the executive director and manager of the northern Colorado complex. In addition, Ryan managed branches in Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois during his tenure with Morgan Stanley, and worked to make each market a client experience leader and financial performer.

Ryan has been an entrepreneur and business owner, serving as an executive and owner of two companies. He is a regional trustee of the Naval War College Foundation, an executive committee member of the Merit School of Music, a member of YPO Chicago-Windy City Chapter, a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette, and actively involved with other local charities.

Ryan earned a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and lives in Wilmette with his wife and three children.

1 As of 03/31/2024

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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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