Bill worked in the Milwaukee business community for more than 30 years before retiring in 2011. Most of his career was spent as Managing Director at Mason Wells, the largest private equity firm in Wisconsin. Bill worked with management teams of small to medium sized companies to help them grow and improve. Bill has redirected his efforts to bring a business approach to reduce chronic unemployment and underemployment in Milwaukee. In 2013, he formed Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc. to bring a new pathway towards sustainable employment for motivated central city residents. In 2021, the organization was renamed JobsWork MKE.