After more than 40 years in the corporate world as an entrepreneur, Bill decided to transition to the academic world, where he could provide training and insight to the next generation of leaders.
Until 2019, he was co-founder and CEO of ClearSky Technologies, a pioneer in the delivery of hosted services to the cellular industry. In 1992, Bill co-founded Cerulean Technology, a developer of mobile data software for law enforcement, serving as CFO and VP Marketing. With venture capital funding, Cerulean was sold in 1999 for $150 million. Earlier, he ran an eight-person international consulting firm helping American companies identify and pursue international business opportunities, and managed the Latin American and Far East units of Orion Research, a developer of chemical sensors for laboratory and medical applications.
Bill holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics, an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
He currently teaches multiple courses at both UCF and Santa Fe College, ranging from Microeconomics to Entrepreneurial Marketing to Applied Business Strategy. Bill is also a partner and board member at venVelo, a venture capital firm in Winter Park, Florida. He obtained his amateur radio license at age 14, and is passionate about travel, foreign languages and trivia.