Raphael Grunschlag, Head of European Technology Banking, William Blair
Raphael Grunschlag, Managing Director, Head of European Technology Banking, has been an investment banker with William Blair since 2012 and focuses on expanding the firm’s technology practice across Europe and the Middle East.
He has over 16 years of investment banking experience, having advised on more than $24 billion of transactions, across M&A, ECM and debt financings.
Prior to joining William Blair, Raphael served as Head of European Technology Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2005-2011), led the European Internet and Software team for the CSFB Technology Group (1999-2005), and previously worked at Hambrecht & Quist (1995-1999). Raphael holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia. He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and speaks Hindi, Urdu and French. He is married and lives in London with his wife and two children.
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