Bill Buchanan has focused on raising equity capital for emerging growth companies for the majority of his investment-banking career. In 2014 he joined BTIG as Head of Investment Banking. He spent seven years as the CEO of Lazard Capital Markets LLC after joining Lazard Frères & Co. in July 2006 as Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets and Co-Head of U.S. Corporate Finance.
Previously, Mr. Buchanan served as Head of Equity Capital Markets at Cowen & Co., and also served as a member of Cowen’s Executive Committee, Head of the Equity Commitment Committee, and a Vice President of SG Cowen Ventures. Prior to joining Cowen, he was the Deputy Head of Global Equity Capital Markets Group at Salomon Smith Barney, now Citigroup. Mr. Buchanan has also worked in a senior capacity at Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse,
He graduated from the University of Virginia and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He has served on the Boards of the New Canaan YMCA (Vice President), and the New Canaan Country School (Committee Chair). He also served on the Board of the Weir Farm Preserve (the private organization affiliated with the National Park), and is currently on the Executive Council for AmeriCares in Stamford, CT, and the Connecticut Board of the Trust for Public Land.
Bill currently resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Marianne. He has three children: William, Maggie, and Charlotte.