William Blair has expanded its team by adding a new sector team who will cover Aerospace, Defense and Government Services. This team will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina in William Blair’s new office. The new team will be led by Gordie Vap, managing director, Andrew Kugajevsky, vice president and Josh Ollek, vice president. In addition to the leadership, Charles Watson, a veteran member of the William Blair team who covers the southeast region will now be working out of the new Charlotte location.
Brent Gledhill, global head of investment banking at William Blair said, “William Blair is always looking to improve our investment banking team’s capabilities by adding quality teams and individuals with expertise in sectors that will add value for our clients. Gordie and his team are experienced and knowledgeable within the Aerospace and Defense sector, and make an excellent addition to our already robust investment banking team.”
Over the past two years, Mr. Vap and his team have advised on more than thirty deals featuring businesses in the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services sector, completing twelve transactions.