Bill is President and CEO of the Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) in Columbia, Missouri. Bill works with faculty and students from the University of Missouri and local entrepreneurs to start and grow technology-based companies. MIC also operates the MU Life Science Business Incubator with over 20 clients commercializing new technologies in areas such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, animal health, agriculture, and alternative energy.
Over his career, Bill has financed, acquired, and sold a variety of high-tech companies. He has successfully secured investments from prominent venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. He participated in the ground breaking Netscape IPO in 1995 and served as a mentor and angel investor to many Silicon Valley startups.
Bill has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas.