US Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund

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Robert Lanphier

a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., has been with the Firm since 1987. Rob co-founded the Mid Cap Growth Team Strategy in 1997 and the Small-Mid Cap Growth Team strategy in 1998, and he currently serves as a portfolio manager on both strategies.  Rob has extensive experience in the industrials sector and currently leads our industrials sector research team.  Prior to joining William Blair & Company, he was with Emerson Electric Corporation for nearly six years. 

Education: B.S. Purdue University; M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Tenure with William Blair: Since 1987

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Dan Crowe, CFA

Portfolio Manager on the Mid Cap Growth and Small-Mid Cap Growth teams. Dan had previously served as an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Mid Cap Growth team and before that as an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Small Cap Growth team and a Research Analyst. His research focus was on the U.S. small cap space across all sectors. Before joining William Blair in 2011 he spent six years as a successful mid cap portfolio manager between The Boston Company / Founders Asset Management and Pyramis Global Advisors, after more than five years as an analyst in the industry. He began his career as a generalist analyst at Marsico Capital Management. Dan is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. 

Education: B.S., University of Illinois.

Tenure with William Blair: 2011