Robert A. Durkin, partner, joined William Blair in 2005. He has spent 17 years in the institutional equity business. Starting in 1994, he worked as an equity sales trader at Smith Barney, Cowen & Co. and Bear Stearns. In 1999 Mr. Durkin moved over to the buy-side, joining Fidelity Management & Research as a Primary Trader in their Equity division. After 5 years with Fidelity, Mr. Durkin co-founded Round Tower Capital, LLC, a long-short equity hedge fund in Boston. In October 2005, Mr. Durkin joined William Blair to help launch their Boston office. He currently works as an equity sales trader covering the firm’s institutional clients in the Boston market.
Mr. Durkin graduated from Harvard College in 1991 with an A.B. in Economics. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 2001. He resides in New London, NH with his wife and five children.