William "Bill" White

Director

Bill is an experienced leader, manager and team builder who over the past 30 years has been a CEO, Start-Up Founder, Executive Chairman, and Board Member, as well as serving for over 23 years as a Senior Investment Banker.

Bill began his career in Investment Banking with Morgan Stanley in New York. In his 17 years at the firm, Bill held various senior positions in Global Capital Markets ( Equity, Investment Grade Debt, Leveraged Finance and Derivatives). He also served as Co-Head of Global Origination, Global Head of Investment Grade Debt, Global Head of Syndicate and Head of Capital Markets eCommerce Solutions. Subsequently, Bill ran Global Capital Markets and Global Financial Institutions Investment Banking at Bank of America.

Since leaving Wall Street, Bill has been a Founder and CEO of an apparel company, Vyayama, has been Executive Chairman, Board member and a Consultant to the CEO at Spyrus, a technology firm in California and Co-Founder of an investment fund, Advanced Research and Trading.

Bill earned his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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EXPERIENCE

William "Bill" White is a Director at FMG Leading, an advisory firm that helps companies accelerate growth at the intersection of business strategy and human capital performance. Bill brings over 30 years of industry experience to his role at FMG Leading. Bill is an experienced leader, manager and team builder who has been a CEO, Start-Up Founder, Executive Chairman, Board Member and has over 23 years of experience as a Senior Investment Banker.

Bill began his career in Investment Banking with Morgan Stanley in New York. In his 17 years at the firm, Bill held various senior positions in Global Capital Markets ( Equity, Investment Grade Debt, Leveraged Finance and Derivatives). He also served as Co-Head of Global Origination, Global Head of Investment Grade Debt, Global Head of Syndicate and Head of Capital Markets eCommerce Solutions. Subsequently, Bill ran Global Capital Markets and Global Financial Institutions Investment Banking at Bank of America. In addition to his role as a senior deal maker, Bill had management responsibility for a team of over 650 professionals and was a member of the Investment Banking and Global Markets management committees.

Since leaving Wall Street, Bill has been a Founder and CEO of an apparel company, Vyayama, has been Executive Chairman, Board member and a Consultant to the CEO at Spyrus, a technology firm in California and Co-Founder of an investment fund, Advanced Research and Trading.

Bill is a strong and results oriented leader and has a keen interest in Business Strategy. He has a proven track record of driving revenue growth and hiring and developing key talent. In his various roles he has effectively managed the goals and objectives of multiple stakeholders and is effective at managing for performance and results. Bill has a strong understanding of Investment Banking, Accounting, Private Equity and Investment Management.

In his current role at FMG Leading, Bill focuses on advising CEOs and Private Equity investors. His work includes formulating growth strategy and optimizing human capital alignment. Bill enjoys helping leaders execute strategy objectives, navigate challenges and optimizing management effectiveness. In addition, Bill enjoys acting as an executive coach and sounding board to senior managers and investors.

EDUCATION

Bill earned his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

PERSONAL

Bill lives in New York, Colorado and Oregon. He is an avid skier, snowboarder, kiteboarder and yogi. He and his wife founded a wildlife rescue foundation that helps rescue wild mustangs.

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