Bill believes it is all about the people with whom you surround yourself, in both life and in business, and that success is all about the relationships you build with awesome people. Bill is also proof of the adage that you can bring the boy out of Massachusetts, but you can’t bring the Massachusetts out of the boy. He is a rabid fan of Boston sports teams, particularly the Red Sox and Bruins, and you can still occasionally hear his accent.
Bill was rescued from Lowell, Massachusetts by the US Naval Academy, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History. He is proud to have served in the Navy for more than 25 years, including tours in the Surface Warfare Directorate on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N76-86-96) and in the Joint Staff Resources, Requirements, and Assessments Directorate (J-8). The highlight of his Navy career was having the privilege to serve as Commanding Officer in USS DE WERT (FFG 45), where he served with the best Sailors in the Navy.
Upon his retirement from the Navy, Bill joined Strategic Insight, initially using our war room methodology to support the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, and as a support contractor to the Surface Warfare Directorate on site in the Pentagon. Prior to assuming duties as our Director of Business Development, Bill supported the Railgun program, both as a seated contractor at the Office of Naval Research, and as the director of the War Room that developed a strategic plan, or roadmap, for the transition of the Railgun into the Fleet. Bill currently serves as the Deputy Program Manager for SI’s largest contract in addition to his Business Development activities.
Bill has long given back to his community, including coaching youth baseball for more than ten years, through which he had the joy of watching his sons grow up playing our national pastime. He also still loves to play ice hockey – and he is a goaltender, so his sanity is questionable. Bill also plays for the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, a 501(c)(3) providing individuals who incurred physical disabilities during service to the United States a therapeutic experience through the game of hockey. Bill continues to serve as a member of American Legion post 180 in Vienna, where he is the Post Historian on the Executive Committee, and on the Executive Committee of the Surface Navy Association, of which he has been a member for more than two decades.