Bill joins Withum's leadership team as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity. Bill leads the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) initiatives and oversees its strategy and objectives, including attracting and advancing diverse leaders, foresting an inclusive, accessible and authentic workplace, and collaborating with leadership to provide broad perspectives and innovative client solutions. Bill will also work closely with the firm’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure they serve as incubators for mentorship, sponsorship, team member development and strengthen the firm’s culture and experience of belonging. He joins from KPMG where he served as National Manager and Chief of Staff on the U.S. firm's National Inclusion and Diversity team. Bill worked to enhance, implement, and embed the firm’s I&D strategy, as well as supported KPMG’s National Business Resource Groups and market-facing initiatives.
Bill is no stranger to the professional services industry. He began his career with EY on the client service delivery side, working in both the audit and tax functions. He quickly found his niche in the Human Capital market and has never looked back! Bill has worked across multiple dimensions of diversity, collaborating with leaders at all levels, and has worked on many large scale projects. He is a sought after thought leader in the I&D space and was named to the 2019 NJ Out 100 Power List for his work in leading LGBTQ workplace inclusion.
Bill sits on the Board of Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey's largest LGBTQ organization, and The Center, a non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization at the Jersey Shore. Bill has a strong passion for social justice and recently taught Lead for Diversity, a week-long journey by the American Conference on Diversity to high school students throughout the tri-state area.
"At Withum, our intentional commitment to inclusion and diversity provides the foundation of the firm’s value-driven culture. Today, more than ever, our clients are leaning in to see what initiatives we are taking to allow our team to reach their fullest potential in an inclusive work environment. Creating a culture of inclusion, where all of our talent can thrive, lends itself to higher levels of team member engagement. As a result, we are able to assist our clients in addressing their most pressing challenges and offer innovative solutions while allowing our diverse workforce to thrive in their careers.”