William Benton, CFA, Partner

Global Research Analyst, Co-Director of Research

William Benton, CFA, partner, is a global equity research analyst and is co-director of research for the global equity team. He covers large-cap consumer/communication services companies. Previously, William covered mid- and large-cap technology, media, and communication services companies. Before joining William Blair Investment Management in 2007, he was a technology research analyst with the firm’s sell-side research group for 10 years. In this position, William was twice named “Best on the Street” in The Wall Street Journal’s annual analyst survey. Before joining William Blair in 1997, he worked at SBC Warburg, U.S. Cellular, May Company, and Monsanto. William is a member of the CFA Society Chicago and holds the CMA designation. He received a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, where he was a Tuck Scholar.

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