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Bill Willhite

Managing Partner
bwillhite@WILsquare.com
(314) 925-7643


EXPERIENCE
Thompson Street Capital Partners
Harbour Group
Price Waterhouse

EDUCATION
B.S., Illinois College
C.P.A. (Inactive)

COMMUNITY
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Support Dogs, Inc.

Bill Willhite is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of WILsquare Capital.

Bill has spent more than 20 years in Private Equity with total fund commitments exceeding $1.5 billion. His experience includes providing strategic direction and advice to lower-middle market companies, their management teams and their shareholders. He has participated in more than 100 M&A transactions totaling more than $5 billion. Bill has spent his entire private equity career focused on the lower-middle market niche and has served as a director of 32 lower-middle market companies, including 16 as the senior member of the Board of Directors.

From 2007 through 2014, Bill was with Thompson Street Capital Partners (“TSCP”), a St. Louis-based Private Equity firm, where he served as a Managing Partner and helped lead the firm through its $307 million second fund (TSCP II) and execution of a successful $380 million fundraising for TSCP III. While at TSCP, Bill was a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee which oversaw 13 platform acquisitions, 22 add-on acquisitions and nine exits during his tenure with TSCP.

Prior to TSCP, Bill spent 13 years at Harbour Group, another St. Louis-based Private Equity firm. There, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director and was a member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Before joining Harbour Group, Bill spent five years in public accounting, the last four with Price Waterhouse’s Business Advisory Services.

Bill received a BS degree from Illinois College and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1987 (non-active).

Within the community, Bill is Chairman of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital (non-profit) and was co-chair of the Annual Gala for Support Dogs, Inc. Bill has been married to his wife for 30 years and they have three children.