Twice listed in D CEO’s Dallas 500, (the most powerful business leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area), Rich Goode has been named CFO of the Year in both Fort Worth and Dallas by D CEO and Fort Worth Business Press. Rich was head of financial and operational strategy at BlackBridge Corporation. He helped lead the geospatial/satellite distribution company during a period of explosive worldwide growth culminating in a successful exit with a sale to Planet Labs. Rich received his MBA from the University of Texas and is a CPA and two-time Ironman triathlete.
“Rich is an expert at integrating operations with funding requirements. He has both tech experience and a track record of growing operating income while maintaining shareholder profitability. He is equally comfortable with government contracting and the private sector. Rich is a huge boon to our team,” said BILT Chairman & CEO Nate Henderson.
Bill Wade is a senior partner at Bain & Company and a leader in Bain’s Technology and Private Equity practices. Over the past 20 years, he has helped companies define and implement their value creation ambitions, bringing world-class expertise across strategy, growth acceleration, M&A, performance improvement, and organization effectiveness. He has deep experience scaling SaaS and other technology businesses. Bill received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
“Bill has a singular aptitude for unlocking a company’s potential to create tremendous value. His blending of strategic and operational expertise is impressive,” said BILT President & COO Ahmed Qureshi. “Bill‘s resourcefulness and acuity will galvanize our opportunity for growth. We’re thrilled to work with him.”
With the addition of these members, BILT is poised to grow exponentially over the next few years. Guidance from the advisory board will be a valuable asset to both the shareholders and the brands who partner with BILT. Some of those industry innovators include Weber-Stephen, Assa Abloy, Lifetime, Mainstays, Whalen, Hampton Bay, KidKraft, Yale, Coleman Powersports, and the United States Air Force.
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