Jamie Wildman

Partner, Merchant Banking

About Jamie

Jamie Wildman provides ultra-high-net-worth private wealth clients with access to unique private capital offerings. Before joining the Private Wealth Management team in 2020 to lead the firm’s merchant banking effort, Jamie spent 23 years in investment banking, where he advised on merger-and-acquisition transactions and capital raises involving public and private equity. Jamie joined William Blair’s investment banking department in 2004 from Bear Stearns and began his investment banking career in 1997 at Cowen & Company. Jamie has served on the firm’s Wilblairco (partner investment vehicle) committee and community impact steering committee.

Jamie is the current chair of the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and is the immediate past chair of the board of directors of Bernie’s Book Bank. He also serves on the Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital philanthropic advisory council and the men’s golf pro-am committee for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital. He is the former treasurer and board member of the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, Illinois. In 2011, Jamie was selected as an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Jamie received his B.A. cum laude from Vanderbilt University and his M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


University of Chicago, M.B.A
Vanderbilt University, B.A.

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.

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