Brett Paschke

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

About Mr. Paschke

Brett Paschke is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair’s investment banking team in 1997. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Goldman Sachs and KPMG.

Board Membership

Navy SEAL Foundation Illinois Advisory Council
Honor Foundation; Chicago Executive Committee
Lake Forest Open Lands Board of Governors
PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA)
Fathom Ventures (Vice Chairman of Advisory Board)

Community Involvement

U.S. Treasury IPO Task Force
SIFMA Regulatory and Legislative Committee; Chairman
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
SIFMA Capital Markets Roundtable
Church of Holy Spirit
Chicago Cares
Lake Forest Caucus Committee
Princeton Annual Giving Steering Committee
Princeton Varsity Club


Harvard Business School, M.B.A.
Princeton University, A.B.

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Equity Capital Markets

By connecting growth-oriented companies with a network of high-quality, long-term investors, we deliver compelling results for issuers of IPOs, public and confidential follow-on offerings, PIPEs, registered direct offerings, convertibles, and private placements. 

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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.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.