Bill has more than 25 years’ experience, primarily as a strategist, CFO and COO, helping companies identify and resolve strategic issues, then helping them grow.

At A Glance

  • CFO, COO, general manager (P&L responsibility)
  • Small to middle market private capital-funded businesses, founder-led businesses, public companies
  • Strategic and financial planning, scenario planning and projections
  • Comprehensive CFO responsibilities
  • Capital raising (equity and debt), preparation for sale, or IPO
  • M&A strategy, execution, and post-acquisition integration
  • Restructuring, turnarounds
  • Human resources, IT, legal experience
  • Recent industry experience includes banking, professional services, mortgage lending, construction

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Restructured $70 million US division of $10 billion public Japanese company; optimized operations, re-valued inventory, minimized required capital, and led through four management regimes, ultimately achieving nine-fold revenue growth and profitability after six years of losses
  • Built and ran finance, operations, and procurement functions to support eight-fold revenue growth for founder-led $125 million, multiple-award winning private company
  • Restructured $81 million failing professional services company; improved monthly cash flow by $1 million in three months, returning it to positive cash-flow and earnings, raised $7 million in equity, and then packaged and sold to consolidating company
  • Headed a division of a venture-backed startup that was the fastest growing company of its type in the nation; built and managed 170 employee team and was a major contributor to three equity financing rounds totaling $47 million in anticipation of IPO


Bill Dougherty has more than 25 years’ experience helping companies to identify and resolve strategic issues, then helping them grow. Bill uses an analytics and metrics-focused approach to identify business key performance measures. Those measures become management’s ‘common vocabulary’ to understand and improve operations performance and profitability. In his three years with each of his last two companies, both achieved at least eight-fold growth (sales to high eight figures and low nine figures), with strong profitability. Bill’s experience covers the gamut from consultant (for Arthur Andersen/Accenture and McKinsey) to C-level executive. His career progression has given him expertise in private partnerships, public companies, and both venture-backed and private equity-funded private companies. Primarily a strategist, COO and CFO, Bill also has twice run successful businesses and has deep hands-on experience in HR, IT, legal and M&A. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (BS, Summa Cum Laude) and the Harvard Business School (MBA with Distinction). He is a CPA.