William Blair, a boutique with expertise in investment banking, has hired Tom Marking as a director in the William Blair Private Capital Advisory investment banking practice.

Before William Blair, Marking was in Evercore’s private capital advisory group, where he focused on executing GP-led secondaries for leading sponsors. Marking joins as a director in New York, where he will work with clients on direct equity capital-raising.

“Getting Tom to join was a big win for us and will undoubtedly be for our clients,” said Mike Custar, head of Private Capital Advisory. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we have made building our team, which includes several new team members anticipated to start in the coming weeks.”