Stephen Sheldon, CFA, CPA, who joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C. in September 2011, is a Technology Analyst focused on the real estate and education verticals. In 2018, Institutional Investor named Mr. Sheldon 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.