Leading The Buckeye Group the last 10 years, Billy has had one mission: helping companies create new revenue streams through meaningful strategic partnerships. This combination of outside perspective, industry knowledge, and deep networks has enabled him to create opportunities that set a clear course for growth. Establishing partnerships for new product-creation, licensing and sponsorship has allowed for fluency in a variety of deal types and structures, across a wide reach of industry. A results-driven advisor, Billy brings imagination and drive, envisioning and delivering relationships that spark growth and create enduring value.
Billy is known for finding "white space"– a company’s unrealized areas of opportunity and growth – connecting the right partners and creating the optimal conditions for conversation. At The Buckeye Group he has generated more than $50 million in new revenue for clients such as The Miss America Organization and DirecTV. Both as an advisor and wing-COO, he is a trusted resource for entrepreneurs and growing companies who need goal-specific support in the C Suite. Billy also works with world-class/fortune 500 companies designing programming, delivering leadership and management programs, creating productive, real world offerings for off-site meetings and retreats, and facilitating meetings.
Prior to founding The Buckeye Group, Billy was a TV agent at the William Morris Agency, VP and President’s Club Member at Bank of America, sales manager at highschoolsports.net who grew revenue by 400%, and account executive for the Tennis Channel. In each role, he delivered clients and managed relationships with companies including Nike, Gatorade, Universal Pictures, The US Army National Guard, Lexus, Land Rover, Paramount Pictures, Acura, Franklin Templeton, Uber and eHarmony.
Billy studied international business in London, received his bachelor of science in business administration from The Ohio State University and has a Financial Analytics certificate from Babson College. Billy is an angel investor and served as Co-chairman of Melissa’s House. He has written for HuffPost, performed stand-up at the Improv in Hollywood, and speaks at universities about business and leadership.