Bill is responsible for all financial operations of Blackboard. Prior to joining the company in May 2012, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions where he oversaw revenue growth from $80 million to approximately $1.4 billion in 2011, with profits increasing at a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 25%.
Bill helped lead several strategic transactions including Allscripts $300 million acquisition of A4 Health Systems in 2006, its $90 million acquisition of Extended Care Information Networks in 2007, Allscripts $500 million merger with Misys Healthcare in 2008 and the company's $1.3 billion merger with Eclipsys Corporation in 2010 involving a $1.0 billion recapitalization of the business to reduce Allscripts majority shareholder ownership interest from approximately 55% to 0%.
Prior to joining Allscripts, Bill was Chief Financial Officer of Lante Corporation, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm, where he helped lead the company's IPO in February 2000 and subsequent sale in September 2002.
From 1991 through 1999, Bill was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Two of those years were spent in PwC's National Technical Group in New York, NY focused on emerging technical issues, including software revenue recognition. In 1999, Bill was selected by PwC as one of its candidate's for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Professional Accounting Fellowship Program.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati and his master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant
Bill serves on the boards of Catamaran Corporation (CTRX) and the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.
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