You are building a company & disrupting a market. You are scaling the business, scaling as a leader, juggling all the complexities of a business & personal life. You are trying to refactor the company, fast, against the uncertainty of the pandemic. The company is at an inflection, and the time to transform is now.
Imagine you had a great partner, focused on your success. Imagine you had someone with experience and capability, who could climb in the trenches with you across the complex, interlocking latticework of product, GTM, financials, and people/org to help you transform the company. That is what Athene is all about.
“I have worked with Bill for many years and continue to learn from him. I can always count on Bill to bring energy and thoughtful insight to everything he engages on. He connects product and go-to-market in a way few people can.”
- Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)
"I have worked with many great leaders over the years and Bill stands out in his ability to see the broader picture and then go deep to drive transformation with speed and focus, catalyzing change from people to product to partnerships to financial architecture. He was a wonderful partner for me."
- Meg Whitman (CEO, eBay, HP, Quibi)
"Bill is one of those rare people who is able to elevate the performance of a leadership team by creating strategic clarity, reinforcing operational excellence, and amplifying the power of teamwork. He is purpose-driven. He is passionate. He is a servant leader. "
- Kevin Johnson (CEO, Juniper Networks, Starbucks)
"Bill stands in a class of his own among thought partners who can help navigate the challenges encountered by leaders in a hyper growth environment. Bill has brought an invaluable level of clarity through some of Color's most strategic decisions at the intersection of leadership, commercial strategy, and the promise we make to our customers. Few people match Bill's ability to apply timeless principles gleaned from experience to the unique nuances of each business to bring clarity of thought and action. He does his work with empathy, curiosity, and a smile, working not only with me but forming great partnerships with my leadership team"
- Othman Laraki (Co-Founder/CEO Color Health)
"When Bill presents his well considered thoughts everyone reaches for their pens and paper and gets to work on his suggestions. He is especially good at coaching execs on Product and Marketing strategies and people issues. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Bill, learn from his broad experience at the top of the IT industry and enjoy his sense of humour and high energy. Any company and company founder would be lucky to have Bill alongside them."
- Rod Drury (Founder and CEO, Xero)
"Bill possesses great wisdom born of experience that is broad in scope and traverses from the most universal strategic questions to detailed execution. He frames the big issues with incredible insight and then moves to action quickly. He is unique in his ability to communicate deep and wide across all functions and does so with intensity, humility, and passion. Everyone looks forward to interacting with Bill because he makes us better. He has increased the company's value significantly and is a great partner for me."
- Jeff Hudson (CEO, Venafi, Vhayu Technologies, MS2)
“As founder and CEO of a fast growing start-up, Bill has been an invaluable partner for me as I charted the course for Embroker. His ability to think multi-dimensionally, from product to GTM, people to operating model, and then dive into the weeds of execution sets an incredibly high bar for operating excellence, one that I have learned and benefitted from greatly. Finally, he is just fun to work with, always bringing insight, wisdom, and a smile to our discussions.”
- Matt Miller (Founder/CEO, Embroker)