Executive Summary

Bill WeissWilliam C. Weiss, CEO of The Promar Group LLC

P O Box 4815
Cary, NC 27519-4815
Phone: 919-467-5466
Fax: 919-467-3314

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William C. Weiss is a renowned global strategist, board member and experienced leader in technology-enabled fields.  For more than 35 years, he has been providing counsel and execution assistance to corporate leaders, boards, and high-net-worth investors in diverse geographies including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

The arenas that Bill focuses his strategic expertise, methods and ideas with a history of success include analytics, media, communications, computing, information, medical, environmental and life sciences.  His unique way of strategically analyzing and accessing the business landscape, coupled with execution experiences, offers a fresh framework for understanding how technology and change can open new commercial growth possibilities.

Mr. Weiss calls his approach “Design a Future”©, a methodology that identifies four key principles necessary to gain and maintain success.  Among those clients with whom Mr. Weiss works are Discovery Communications, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Qualcomm, SAS Institute, Silicon Image, Steelcase, Toshiba, Travel Channel Media and others.

His involvement includes boards of directors, advisory roles, executive leadership presentations and keynotes.

 

Professional Experience

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
The Promar Group LLC
Cary, NC

Select Current and Prior Boards of Directors/Advisory Positions

Executive Adviser to the CEO, Leadership and Board
Silicon Image
Sunnyvale, CA

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Artificial Solutions
Newbury-Berkshire, United Kingdom

Executive Advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors
OMG Plc.
Oxford, United Kingdom

Executive Adviser to the CEO and Leadership
Memjet, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Executive Adviser to the CEO and Leadership
Maxwell Technologies
San Diego, CA

Executive Advisor to the CEO and Founder
Yooniq Images
Seoul, South Korea

Advisor to Board and CEO
Past Interim Chairman, 2010

Trice Imaging, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Adviser to the Founder, CEO and Executive Team
SAS Institute
Cary, NC

Adviser to the CEO and Executive Team
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Adviser to the CEO and Member, Board of Directors
Infowave Software (TSE:  IW)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Adviser to the President and Executive Team
Travel Channel Media
Chevy Chase, MD

Co-Founder
Chairman, Board of Directors
iFOCOS, The Institute for the Connected Society
Reston,VA

Adviser to the Executive Team
Ericsson, Inc.
Stockholm, Sweden
Research Triangle Park,NC

Adviser to the Executive Team
IBM Corporation
Lotus Software Division
Cambridge, MA

Partner
Quantum Capital
Raleigh, NC

Partner
ideaEDGE Ventures
San Diego, CA

Member, Strategic Advisory Board
Commencement Speaker
North Carolina State University
Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering
Raleigh, NC

Senior Fellow
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Executive Advisor to the Director
The Media Center at American Press Institute
Reston,VA

Education

BS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University, 1976