Advisor of FundingShield LLC
William’s career has focused on driving best practices and technological innovation for the mortgage industry in the information security, risk and technology forums. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of First Mortgage Company LLC in Nebraska where he also assumed the Chief Security Officer & Chief Privacy Officer roles facilitating governance and controls during the firms rapid growth. He currently has several Mortgage Industry wide leadership roles including MISMO where he is Vice-Chairman of Residential Governance and Residential Governance Committee Member elected lender representative and Co-Chair of the Council of Chairs. Further, he is an active participant and thought leader in the MBA CIO & MBA Residential Technology Forums. William was invited to join the Michigan Financial Industry Cyber Council (MIFICC) where he has drafted a significant portion of the legal framework including their intellectual property and antitrust statements. eld the rank of Major in the Transportation Corps.
He is a graduate of Creighton University Law School, Cum Laude, and is admitted to Practice in Nebraska and has worked as a Patent Attorney and was registered to practice before the USPTO. Education includes a Masters in History and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Creighton University.
He served in the National Guard and Army Reserves as a Transportation Corps Officer with highest rank of Major in the USAR(RET). His final duty position in 1995 was as a Systems Analyst 89th RSC, Wichita, KS. He has founded a number of different companies over the years with his first one being in 1984, FirstStep Software Systems which provides programming and consulting services to manufacturing, meat packing, construction and the financial services industry.