Bill Ross has been in the executive search industry for over 20 years. He began his career during the fast moving dotcom era working for a boutique, retained executive search firm that represented a range of venture backed, technology companies. Bill was then recruited into Heidrick & Struggles as they were formalizing their Global Private Equity Practice. He then had the opportunity to join the retained, executive search firm, Stanton Chase International where he had a long career representing a broad range of enterprise to middle market companies across multiple industries. Prior to joining BrainWorks, Bill spent the last 10 years leading his own practice and as a Partner with a boutique search firm focused on early to growth stage PE backed technology clients.
Bill has completed hundreds of searches representing public and privately held companies across all major industry sectors. The roles have spanned from Board, CEO, and COO to C-level to Manager level searches across Finance, Marketing, Product Management, and Sales. Finance leadership positions have been an area of particular strength with success placing CFO, VP Finance, Controller, FP&A, M&A, and other critical hires throughout the finance stack.
Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family including road trips across the West and exploring Mexico.