Ed Blair, Jr.

Managing Director

About Mr. Blair

Ed Blair, Jr. is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 1974. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York.

Board Membership

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • GIBS Corp.
  • Pharos Innovations
  • Pullman Foundation
  • ResMed Foundation

Notable Transactions

  • Land's End - follow-on offering
  • Parexel International - initial public offering and follow-on offerings
  • PDI Life Cycle Ventures - purchase of Pharmakon
  • ResMed, Inc. - initial public offering
  • Tandem Labs - sale to Laboratory Corporation of America


Harvard University, M.B.A.
Stanford University, B.A.

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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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.