William L. Wilson, Research Manager - Emeritus

William (Bill) Wilson has over 20 years senior leadership experience on behalf of leading consumer, manufacturing and information services companies. He has worked for both large public international companies as well as smaller privately held firms, leading large teams with responsibility for finance, marketing, sales, operations, purchasing, human resources, and customer service. 

Prior to joining Harris Search Associates, an IIC Partners member firm, Bill served as CFO of a leading specialty garment company responsible for all aspects of financial performance, sourcing, production, pricing, inventory, and customer service.

Prior to his role as CFO, Bill was General Manager for a leading worldwide accounts receivable and asset management company.  As General Manager he led all aspects of financial reporting, litigation services, customer communications, and asset liability investigations.  He was also integral in establishing new service lines that included Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Call Center Management Consulting.

Bill began his career at Tropical Nut & Fruits, a global food importer, manufacturer and distributor where he spent over 10 years beginning as Controller, before being promoted to Vice President and General Manager. As General Manager, he led business operations, plant management, sales, domestics and international commodities purchasing, and packaging. He was also responsible for oversight of key account personnel and managed daily production inventory from raw to finished goods.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Business Operations from DeVry University and is an active volunteer in the Columbus community.

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