Bill is a fixture in the Seattle tech circle and has held instrumental roles in more than 25 leading software, internet, mobile, and digital media companies as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member. Today, he serves on the boards of Remitly, Yellowbrick, Pro.com, and Xealth; with exits at AdXpose (Comscore), Chef (Progress), Ping Identity (Vista Equity), Reflect (Puppet), Varolii (Nuance), and Z2live (King). He was also an active angel investor in Socrata, Swype, Liquid Planner, Limeade, Sensors in Motion, and Winshuttle, as well as two companies that went public, Isilon Systems and Loudeye.

Based in Seattle, he earned a degree in European history, an MBA, and a PhD candidacy in business strategy from the University of Washington. He focuses primarily on startups in the Pacific Northwest.