Bill Willis

Key Advisor


Bill founded Willis Consulting, Inc. in 2000 after 25 successful years in the securities industry. Willis Consulting is a recruiting firm focused exclusively on the financial service space. He and a staff of eighteen senior recruiters help firms in all categories of the industry hire experienced advisors. Prior to Willis Consulting, Bill managed a complex of offices for Merrill Lynch in Southern California for a number of years and prior to that had leadership roles at Sutro and Prudential Securities in LA, San Antonio, Chicago and New York.

Bill is the author of numerous articles published in premier trade journals, has written a regular column for OnWallStreet, and is frequently interviewed by the financial service media regarding current trends within the industry. Additionally, for the past decade, Bill has been highlighted as a member of the prestigious "Recruiter Roundtable" for OnWallStreet magazine. Bill and his wife, Karen reside in Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and have three sons, all who have successful careers in the financial service industry.