Financial Executives Research Foundation
Bill is Chief Operating Officer for Financial Executives Research Foundation, Inc. (FERF), the research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI). Bill also supports FEI’s Committee on Finance & IT (CFIT).
FERF’s core purpose is to provide knowledge and insight that enable informed decision-making by senior-level financial executives and their organizations. FERF conducts objective financial research projects and professional education programs.
CFIT is a committee of financial executives who are interested in how the finance function can leverage the use of technology. CFIT is currently learning about Business Intelligence Analytics and Cyber Security.
Bill joined FEI as Accounting Manager in 1985, and became Manager of Research for FERF in 1989. He was promoted to Director of Research in October 2005, Senior Director in October of 2011, and Chief Operating Officer in July 2015. Prior to his positions at FEI and FERF, Bill was employed by Carnegie-Mellon University and Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.