Bill is responsible for all corporate tax matters at Microsoft and is a member of the Finance Strategy Council which governs the operation of the corporate finance function at Microsoft. Since first entering the software industry in 1989, Bill has been involved with regulatory and legislative efforts particular to the software industry, including subpart F manufacturing status, revenue characterization & withholding, FSC/ETI/Domestic Production benefits for software revenue, international taxation of e-commerce, and the computer software carve-out from the Section 197 intangibles amortization rules. Bill currently chairs the R&D Credit Coalition representing a diverse group of trade associations and companies pursuing a permanent and enhanced R&D tax credit.
Prior to entering the software industry, Bill was a senior tax manager at one of the Big 8 accounting firms. He has an AB in economics from Harvard College, a Masters of Science in Taxation from Bentley College, and is a licensed CPA.
Bill is a member of The Overlake School's Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.