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William C. Stone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William C. Stone
Born1955 (age 64–65)
Evansville, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
OccupationBusinessman
Net worthUS$2.2 billion (March 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Mary (O’Daniel) Stone
Children3

William (Bill) Charles Stone is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ: SSNC[2]), a provider of services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries.[3]

Early life

Bill Stone (William C. Stone) was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana.[1] Both Stone and his future wife, Mary (O’Daniel) Stone, graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in 1973.[4] In high school, Stone was an athlete and captain of Reitz Memorial's football team.[1]

College

After high school, Stone attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marquette University in 1977.[5]

Personal life

Stone has a residence in Naples, Florida. He is married to Mary Stone. The couple has three children.[1]

Career

Stone is the CEO and founder of SS&C Technologies, which he started out of his home in Connecticut in 1986.[6]

Pre-SS&C Career

Before founding SS&C Technologies, Stone began his career in 1977 at KPMG, a financial services consultancy and accounting firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Stone would eventually become a director at KPMG and move to Hartford, Connecticut where the company is headquartered.[6]

While at KPMG, Stone also served as a vice president of administration and special investment services at The Advest Group, which at the time was the 12th largest broker-dealer in the United States.[6]

Founding SS&C Technologies

By 1986, Stone had saved up about $20,000 from his time working at KPMG. That year, the then 30-year-old Stone left his job to start SS&C out of the basement of his house. The company launched with just four employees but quickly grew to 17 the next year before more than doubling in 1988.[6]

Over the next decade, SS&C Technologies grew to reach revenues of $18 million from the sales and development of software for financial institutions.6 SS&C Technologies’ clients included asset managers, bankers and insurers who were looking to manage their books digitally.[4]

SS&C Technologies went public in 1996 with Stone navigating the firm's initial public offering (IPO).[1] His next big challenge came at the turn of the century when the dot-com bust sent ripples throughout the economy.[1] In response, Stone took the company private in 2005.[1]

Stone took the company public for the second time on March 2010.[7]

Stone is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at SS&C Technologies (as of March 2019).[3] Stone has also held various other titles while at the company's helm.[3]

  • 1986–present: CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and SS&C Technologies, Inc.
  • 1986-1997; 1999-2004: President, SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc.
  • 1999-2004: President and Secretary, SS&C Technologies Inc.

Licenses

Awards and achievements

  • 2019 Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame laureate[8]
  • Institutional Investor's 2017 All American Executive Team Best Midcap CEOs, Technology, Media & Communication for the Software Sector[9]
  • 2012 Entrepreneurial Award from Marquette University's College of Business Administration[10]

Community involvement and philanthropy

In 2006, Stone funded the NJ Stone Baseball Field at Evansville Memorial High School, his alma mater. Stone named the field after his father.[8]

In 2011, Stone announced a plan to bring 500 new jobs to his hometown, Evansville, Indiana, by 2014.[11] The plan was seen as a boon to downtown Evansville and would add to SS&C Technologies’ roster at the time of 1,400 employees around the globe.[11]

In May 2018, Stone and his wife Mary donated $15 million toward a multi-institutional initiative in downtown Evansville, Stone Family Center for Health Sciences.[12] The center was a collaborative effort among the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University to support health sciences programs.[12]

In November 2018, Bill and Mary Stone helped fund the Patricia Browning Stone Sensory Playground at St. Vincent's Center for Children in Evansville.[13] The playground, named after and dedicated to Stone's mother Patricia, provides therapy and treatment for kids suffering from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).[13]

Media appearances

Forbes

In 2016, Forbes Staff Writer Jennifer Wang interviewed Stone about becoming a billionaire, the impact of the dot-com bubble burst on SS&C's business and how the company recovered from the dot-com fallout.[14]

Mad Money, CNBC

In 2018, Stone sat down with Jim Cramer to talk about the growth in the financial technology space.[15]

FTF News

In January 2019, Stone sat down with FTF (Financial Technologies Forum) News to provide his insights on SS&C's key acquisitions in 2018.[16]

References

External links

This page was last edited on 16 September 2020, at 13:07
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