William (Bill) S. Hansen joined Parsec in 2003, and serves as both Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the firm. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA North Carolina Society. Bill is on the board of Franklin School of Innovation, a expeditionary learning charter school in Asheville. 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. Bill has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal.