William Blair, a global boutique with experience in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has hired Paul Ordinario as managing director, south regional sales manager and Chris Stella as managing director in equity institutional sales out of New York.

Ordinario was most recently at Truist Securities, where he served as managing director. His experience includes senior equities positions at Guggenheim Securities, Lazard Capital Markets and Cowen and Co.

Stella joins William Blair with more than 14 years of experience and will focus on building further institutional relationships for the firm in the northeast. He also joins from Truist, where he spent seven years in equity sales, and has held equities roles with Guggenheim, Lazard, Barclay’s Capital and Lehman Brothers.