As EY Americas Vice Chair of Strategy and Transactions (Strategy and Transactions) and a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, Bill advises clients on capital strategy, M&A, public company spinoffs, IPOs and securities offerings.
He has led many large client engagements, including cross-border transactions for major multinational corporations and leading private equity firms. He has deep experience in the beverage, automotive, fintech, telecom and professional services sectors.
Over the last decade, Bill has worked to help double the talent and revenues of EY Americas Strategy and Transactions, which now number more than 4,000 professionals based in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.
Bill is a member of the EY Americas Operating Executive and a Certified Public Accountant. He received an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.
How Bill is building a better working world
Bill has helped transform EY Transaction Advisory services from M&A compliance and due diligence providers into market-leading strategic advisors. Integral to this transformation was the acquisition of The Parthenon Group in 2014, which significantly enhanced Strategy and Transactions front-end strategic offerings.
With more than a decade of M&A, IPO and capital strategy work in the region, he was instrumental in growing EY in Latin America. In 1995, Bill helped launch EY Strategy and Transactions in South America, which has since grown to more than 700 people. During his time as a partner in São Paulo, he also helped develop EY Strategy and Transactions in Mexico and Brazil.