Stephen Sheldon, CFA, CPA, Partner, joined William Blair & Co., LLC in September 2011 and is a vertical technology analyst focused on the real estate, education, and restaurant/hospitality verticals. In 2018, Institutional Investor named him a Rising Star for the All-America Research Team. Before 2018, Mr. Sheldon spent more than six years as an associate covering companies in the HR technology, information services, and staffing industries. Mr. Sheldon graduated with a B.S. in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas and a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas.