Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Fifth Third Bank
William L. (Bill) serves as executive vice president and co-head of Capital Markets. He is responsible for assisting with the strategic direction of the Capital Markets division as well as driving the Bank’s growth in strategic merger and acquisition advisory services, equity origination and financial sponsors business. He also is responsible for driving the Bank’s capital market non-organic growth strategy.
Bill joined the Bank in 2016 after 18 years with BB&T, where he most recently served as senior managing director and co-head of investment banking for BB&T Capital Markets and a predecessor, Scott & Stringfellow. Before that he was a managing director at Wheat First Butcher Singer. Through his career in investment banking and capital markets, he has completed more than 150 capital financing and M&A advisory assignments.
Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and later graduated from The Executive Program at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Professional and Civic
Bill serves on multiple boards for the University of Virginia, including serving as past president of the Virginia Athletics Foundation Board of Trustees and of the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board. He also is former chairman of the St. Margaret’s School Board of Governors and serves on the finance committee of the Church Schools of the Diocese of Virginia. Bill is a founding member of the RVA 100, a youth philanthropic organization in Richmond, Virginia, that has raised over $300,000 for children in need in Central Virginia.