Welcome to my new website!
Born and raised in Bryan, Ohio, I received my undergraduate degree from Miami University and law degree from The Ohio State University. An Ohioan through and through, I’ve spent my career practicing law in Milwaukee; serving in a senior position at the largest bank in Kentucky; serving as a board member and Chairman of the FDIC during the banking and thrift crises of the late 1970s through the early 1990s; founding and chairing a leading financial consulting firm from 1986 through 2012 before selling the firm and joining FTI Consulting. I have also served on various boards of directors and as Chairman of 5/3 Bancorporation.
In short, my entire career has been devoted to the financial services industry as a lawyer, consultant, executive, board member, and regulator. It’s been a career forged by my participation in three major financial crises: 1974-76, 1978-1992, and 2008-2010. I’ve dealt with literally thousands of troubled and failed financial institutions, and I’ve commented extensively on public policy issues through Congressional testimony and through hundreds of articles in leading publications, speeches, and television & radio appearances.
The government’s terrible mishandling of the financial crisis in 2008-2009 still angers me. I felt compelled to share my thoughts on the crisis in my book, “Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America.” I began this website at that time to promote better understanding of how best to manage and regulate financial institutions in the hope that we will never again have to go through another financial panic, senseless or otherwise.
Please reach out to me should you have any questions or suggestions or need any help.
All the best, Bill