William Blair, a global boutique investment manager, has hired Jake Stuiver as a director for the firm’s private capital advisory team.

In his new role, Stuiver will work on complex limited partner-led secondary transactions in New York. He brings a decade of secondary advisory experience and has advised on approximately $12 billion of LP-led secondaries. Stuiver joins William Blair from M2O, where he led the firm’s LP secondary practice. Prior to M2O, Stuiver spent seven years working at Evercore, and started his financial services career at River Street Capital, a boutique firm Stuiver founded.

“Jake’s addition to our group brings an entrepreneurial, LP-led advisory veteran, further supporting the growth of our platform and allowing us to continue to expand our delivery of world-class private capital advisory to our clients,” says Mike Custar, William Blair’s head of private capital advisory. 

“I’m honored to join the private capital advisory group, a scalable, diverse, and integrated platform within William Blair’s global footprint,” said Stuiver. “The group’s delivery of comprehensive secondary guidance has quickly emerged as a specialized market leader.”