Mr. Knier is a director in Harris Williams & Co.'s Healthcare & Life Sciences Group.  During his investment banking career, Mr. Knier has advised a diverse group of publicly traded and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory assignments across a wide range of industries, including healthcare.  Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Mr. Knier was a vice president in Blackstone Advisory Partners L.P., The Blackstone Group’s mergers and acquisitions advisory practice.  Mr. Knier’s prior experience also includes working in Lehman Brothers’ Healthcare Investment Banking group.

Mr. Knier earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Business Administration with Special Attainments in Commerce at Washington and Lee University.  Mr. Knier lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.