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BirthplaceBainbridge, MD


Indiana University, BS 1987
Computer Science

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William West

William West, has 25 years of experience in organization development, information technology, and entrepreneurship. Professional experience started in the mid-80’s with leadership positions during the launch of change management and educational technology service lines at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and Ernst & Young where he participating in the development of their methodologies and supporting technologies while providing services to more than 24 companies in 12 industries. In the mid-90’s he served as CIO for the Indiana University Foundation and Alumni Association where he reengineered their business processes and designed a data warehouse for the nation’s third-largest alumni database. At the height of the dot-com era, served as managing director of the online-education development center for where he led the development of online MBA programs with Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, and others. In 2001, he founded Option Six; an e-learning company that received 19 international quality awards and 12 state and national awards for entrepreneurship, including listing in the Inc. 5,000 in three consecutive years. His clients include some of the largest companies in the world, including Microsoft, Prudential, Roche, Lilly, HP, Pfizer, Bank of America, Krispy Kreme, Papa John’s, and others. His worked has been featured on 60 Minutes and he has received recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. In 2009, he sold Option Six to the publicly traded company GP Strategies as one of Bloomington’s largest technology company acquisitions. After serving as VP of strategic services for two years, he departed GP to found Silicon Quarry where he now oversees the vision and leads the development of a broad array of technology products.

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