William (Bill) S. Hansen joined Parsec in 2003, and serves as both Chief Investment Officer and President for the firm. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in finance, and studied management and economics abroad at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Bill earned a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, that included visiting the Czech Republic to study the privatization of state owned firms. He graduated with honors from the BAI Graduate School of Banking held at Madison, WI. Prior to joining Parsec, Bill led the private client services division for a Chicago-based regional bank. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Bill is also a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA North Carolina Society. Bill has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal.