William (Bill) Kerr
William Kerr is an exceptionally experienced financial and operational executive, with an extensive global career spanning over forty years. Mr. Kerr has significant experience in emerging markets and technologies as well as capital markets, strategic planning, financial reporting management and governance.
Mr. Kerr most recently led Talentwise Inc., a Seattle based leading HCM technology company, as CEO and Executive Chairman from 2008 through 2015. Under Mr. Kerr’s leadership, Talentwise grew from a small emerging startup to a major player in the multibillion-dollar HCM industry, with a revenue CAGR exceeding 40% over the period of Mr. Kerr’s leadership. Talentwise was successfully sold to a group of investors, led by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, in January 2016.
Mr. Kerr’s career highlights prior to Talentwise include Chief Financial Officer of Nortel Networks (TSE/NYSE) as well as Senior Vice President Finance and Business Development and executive roles. At BCE Inc. (TSE/NYSE), Canada’s largest telecommunications company, he held the position of Vice President and Controller and was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lear Siegler Inc., a U.S. based privately held (Forstmann Little) diversified manufacturing and services company. He resides in Whistler, B.C., Canada.