Residence: Kennesaw, GA
Bill began in the printing industry at age 10, working in the shop that his attorney father started as a side venture. By 12, he was running presses, binding books and folding folds. Working alongside his mother and father, the company grew slowly from its founding in 1969. Bill graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981, having worked at the school’s student activities print shop for four years, as well as working at home on most weekends.
After graduating from law school, Bill took over running the family business. Over the next 20 years, the company grew from a $2mm print shop into a ground-breaking marketing services firm with $25mm in revenues and a portfolio of Fortune 500 accounts. The company was sold in 2005, and Bill stayed on a couple of years to oversee an operation that had grown to over $54mm.
From 2008 until 2011, Bill worked with a national association to develop programs to teach the next generation of industry leaders and to bring best management practices to the membership.
Now in “semi-retirement”, Bill works with a select group of clients nationwide. Most of these clients are family businesses with transitions to second or third-generation leadership. Besides the considerable challenges of a rapidly changing business environment, these companies also face issues involving family dynamics and leadership development.