William Blair, a global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has named Scott McLaughlin as head of equities.

McLaughlin joins the firm with 23 years of experience in investment banking, equity, sales trading, research and access programs and more. Prior to William Blair, he worked at Truist where he served as head of equity sales, trading and research. McLaughlin has experience in directing research products and sales teams, developing sales plans, targets and performance reviews, risk management, negotiating vendor contracts and more. He has also held senior roles with Lazard, Citigroup and WR Hambrecht and Co.

“I am honored to join William Blair’s institutional sales, trading, and research team, an industry leader in the delivery of superior investment ideas grounded in a steadfast research capability and underscored by the firm’s commitment to growth-minded stock investing, investments in rapidly growing companies, and premier access to senior management around the globe,” commented McLaughlin.