Wall Street 50 – 2017

Bill Murphy/Greenhill & Co.

Bill Murphy is a managing director of Greenhill & Co. and part of the firm’s capital advisory group, a role in which he advises institutional investors and private funds with respect to the private equity secondary market. Over 14 years, Bill has advised on secondary transactions involving more than $80 billion in investor commitments.

Born in New York City, Bill obtained his B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. at Columbia University. Prior to joining Greenhill, he was a senior member of Citigroup’s private equity group, where he guided new product development initiatives in private equity.

Bill is a second-generation Irish American, with family roots in Skibbereen, County Cork, and Scarriff, County Clare. In 1920, his great uncle Richard Collins served alongside famous IRA leader Tom Barry as an officer in the Goleen Company of the 3rd West Cork Brigade, which he later took command of. “My Irish heritage defines who I am,” says Bill. “I am clearly the beneficiary of the efforts of my ancestors and the recognition of this fact has helped forge my identity.” Bill and his wife, Kim, have one daughter, Siobhan.