William Blair, a global boutique with experience in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, has hired William Kallop as a managing director in the firm’s consumer and retail group.

Based in Chicago, Kallop will focus on clients across the consumer and retail sector, including consumer services, food and beverage and enthusiast brands. He joins William Blair from Goldman Sachs, where he served as a managing director in the consumer and retail and cross markets groups within the investment banking division and as co-COO of the GS Veterans Network.

“His deep experience and relationships across the consumer and retail space will complement our existing leading capabilities and our ability to continue to deliver best-in-class outcomes for our clients,” says Adam Filkin, head of consumer and retail investment banking at William Blair.