William Blair, a global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, expanded its executive leadership team and named Beth Satterfield to the newly created position of chief operating officer.

“William Blair seeks excellence in everything we do as we strive to have a meaningful impact on our clients, communities, and each other. The promotion of Beth to COO will make us stronger and even more aligned,” Brent Gledhill, president and CEO of William Blair, said. “Beth has been an active member of the firm’s extended leadership team, and her ability to listen to clients and clarify business needs in order to identify opportunities, processes, and tools that empower collaboration across our teams will play a critical role in supporting the future growth of our firm as a whole.”

Satterfield joined William Blair in 2015 in a global operations role as a managing director and head of market development in the investment banking group. Over her 30-year career, she has held leadership positions and built extensive financial industry insight, having broad expertise across the investment banking, private equity, commercial banking and investment management industries.

“I have been fortunate to experience our tremendous global expansion, and I am excited to take the role of COO to focus on empowering the organization to even greater collaboration and innovation across every part of our business,” Satterfield said. “Our ability to deliver innovative solutions and outstanding outcomes for clients is fueled by the talent, creativity and intellectual rigor of our people and our uniquely collaborative culture.”