Bill has over 30 years of experience in banking and was the former Senior Client Manager for Banc of America Securities’ Gaming and Leisure Group in Los Angeles. From the time in early 1992 when Bill was charged with setting up the gaming banking franchise for the old Bank of America, he and a full team of dedicated professionals built Bank of America’s gaming practice into the consistent top performing gaming industry banking group in the sector.
Bank of America, under Bill, was the largest and most successful capital raising source to the U.S. and global gaming industry, having raised over $150 Billion in capital since 1992 and an estimated market share of lead-left side debt capital raising of over 50%.
Bill sat on the Board of Directors of the American Gaming Association, the gaming industry’s senior peer council for over 12 years.
Following his departure from Bank of America, Bill became the Head of Americas Gaming and Leisure Investment Banking for UBS and then Jefferies LLC’s Global Head of Gaming Investment Banking. Bill graduated Magna Cum Laude in History from UCLA. Bill also received his MBA from UCLA’s Graduate School of Management (now the Anderson School).