Bill leads the Finance & Accounting functions at YA. He leverages his excellent financial background and strong business acumen to help develop and execute YA’s strategy.
Before joining YA, Bill was vice president of finance and CFO for the $2 billion Convenience and Foodservice business at General Mills. He also held roles within the General Mills Controllers group and led their Global Internal Audit function. Prior to General Mills, Bill was an audit partner at KPMG LLP where he led the Banking, Finance & Real Estate practice for the Minneapolis office.
Bill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College in the Twin Cities, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Economics. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA).
Bill is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Regents at Augsburg College. He is also a member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Corporate Directors, Association for Corporate Growth, Financial Executives International, American Institute of CPAs and Minnesota Society of CPAs.
When Bill isn’t busy managing the financials at YA, he can be found on the golf course and coaching three sports teams in his community. He also enjoys travel, especially if beaches or wine are involved. When you meet Bill, you may do a double-take, as he is a look-a-like to music star Eric Church. We’re still waiting to see how his Karaoke skills compare!