Bill Kimmel has worked in the IT industry for almost 20 years as a developer, project leader and general manager. With degrees in history from the University of Pennsylvania and in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bill started his career at Andersen Consulting, in line consulting and then in their worldwide technology research group in Northbrook, Illinois.
For the last 16 years Bill has been with ThoughtWorks, a global consultancy serving as Vice President and leading their global graduate training center. He helped ThoughtWorks grow from a company of 50 people to the 2,800 of today. He was instrumental in opening the London office and then helping it grow to over 150 professional services staff. He then returned to the U.S. to help sell and grow the U.S. business. For the last seven years, he has had different roles in the Americas Leadership Team. He managed the Chicago and Dallas offices, and he is currently also responsible for global training of college hires. He also has responsibility for ensuring that we are living up to our third pillar of social and economic justice.