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As a freshman at UNM, Bill founded his second company, ProLaw Software. Under Bill’s leadership as President and CEO, ProLaw achieved an average compound annual growth rate of 78% during the last 5 years as an independent company.

ProLaw appeared on the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the country three years in a row. In 2001, Bill and his team sold ProLaw to West Group, the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the legal market and a division of what is now Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters built a 64,000 sf building for the ProLaw division on Masthead St. in the Jefferson corridor. During Bill’s tenure, ProLaw created 160 jobs almost entirely in Albuquerque, and the division’s primary focus of operations continues to be Albuquerque.

During his tenure at West, Bill served on the executive committee, during which time he completed the Thomson School of General Management. Bill created the West km business unit, which combines ProLaw technology with West content to create legal-specific knowledge management solutions. For his accomplishments in the creation of the West km business, Bill was co-recipient of Thomson Legal & Regulatory’s President’s Award for innovation. Bill was on the executive team which completed the acquisition of Elite Information Group, a former competitor to ProLaw Software, and led the product strategy team during the integration transition which combined Elite and ProLaw to create the Thomson Elite business unit. Bill continued in a consulting role with the Thomson Corporation as Chief Strategist, Practice Management Products until 2004.

Joining the founding team at Verge was Bill’s route to return to startups. Bill focuses on helping founding teams build successful companies. Bill is on the founding team and Chairman at boomtime, SportXast and attachedapps, and on the board of Nuvita, Nuvita Pro and Slipstream, all Verge II.5 portfolio companies.



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