Harris Williams at a Glance


  • “Great, talented people and outstanding, cohesive culture”
  • “High quality deal flow—meaningful, intellectually stimulating work”
  • “Compensation”


  • “Long hours, tough work/life balance”
  • “Richmond—traveling to clients is challenging; you’re always taking a connecting flight”
  • “Occasionally not enough junior banker resources”

The Buzz

  • “Middle market leader”
  • “Interesting place to work”
  • “Never heard of them”
  • “Very good at what they do”

About Harris Williams

Harris Williams is an M&A advisor with offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm advises clients worldwide on the sale of their companies, helps them identify growth opportunities for their businesses, and enables them to realize their investments. Since the firm's founding, M&A advisory has been its hallmark. 

The firm regularly wins awards and honors from top industry publications. In 2018, Harris Williams was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor as well as Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network. In 2017, Mergers & Acquisitions named Harris Williams Investment Bank of the Year. 

Harris Williams employs approximately 300 people and is led by its Executive Managing Director Edward "Ned" Valentine.

Harris Williams

1001 Haxall Point
9th floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-648-0072


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Executive Managing Director: Edward “Ned” Valentine
  • 2018 Employees: 300

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Aerospace, Defense & Government
    Building Products & Materials
    Business Services
    Energy, Power & Infrastructure
    Healthcare & Life Sciences
    Specialty Distribution
    Technology, Media & Telecom
    Transportation & Logistics

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, Massachusetts
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Frankfurt, Germany
    London, England
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Richmond, Virginia
    San Francisco, California
    Washington, D.C.