About Mr. Merkel
Ryan Merkel, CFA, joined William Blair in 2005 and specializes in building products and specialty distribution. Previously, Merkel worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its valuation services group. Merkel was named No. 3 earnings estimator in the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for his coverage of trading companies and distributors. Merkel received a B.B.A. degree in finance from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Independent and employee-owned
Companies Under Coverage
As of September 30, 2021
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.