James D. Breen, CFA, joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C., in 2010 as a communication services Analyst. Previously, he spent 10 years as an Analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC. He has been recognized several times in recent years by The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” and the Financial Times/StarMine “World’s Top Analysts” listing, the former of which recently ranked him the number two stock-picker for 2010 in Internet/computer services. Mr. Breen also worked as a high yield and fixed income Analyst at BancBoston Robertson Stephens and as a Civil Engineer at Modern Continental Construction Companies, Inc. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.