William Blair, a global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management and private wealth management, continued its private capital advisory team growth with the addition of Jake Stuiver. Stuiver joins as a director in New York, where he will work on complex limited partner–led secondary transactions.

“Jake’s addition to our group brings an entrepreneurial, LP-led advisory veteran, further supporting the growth of our platform and allowing us to continue to expand our delivery of world-class private capital advisory to our clients,” Mike Custar, head of private capital advisory at William Blair, said.

Stuiver brings a decade of secondary advisory experience and has advised on more than $12 billion of LP-led secondaries. Stuiver focuses on all aspects of alternative-investment secondary transactions, including deal origination, lead management, bid development, LP alignment in GP-led sales, sales, distributions and final execution. Stuiver joins from M2O, where he led the firm’s LP secondary practice. Before M2O, Stuiver spent seven years at Evercore. He started his financial services career at River Street Capital, a boutique firm he founded.

“I’m honored to join the private capital advisory group, a scalable, diverse and integrated platform within William Blair’s global footprint,” Stuiver said. “The group’s delivery of comprehensive secondary guidance has quickly emerged as a specialized market-leader.”

“In addition to Jake’s deep knowledge of the LP-led secondary market, he brings a robust network of buyer, GP and LP relationships,” Brandon Lower, head of the financial sponsors group at William Blair, said.