Prior to Assurance, Bill was a leader in the San Diego venture capital (VC) community with Tech Coast Angels, acting as an investor, board member and advisor for several businesses in the cyber security, consumer product, and communications technology sectors.
Bill was CEO at Anonymizer, Inc (2000-11), where he repositioned the company from a consumer direct subscription model to an enterprise class SAAS model. Under Bill’s leadership, Anonymizer became a leader in the cyber security sector, providing subscription services to the U.S. government and large enterprise customers for online covert communications and non-attribution/identity services for cyber operations against opponents such as foreign governments, terrorists and hackers. Anonymizer was acquired in 2008.
Previously he lead consumer marketing for several consumer product companies. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington and a Masters in Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.