Biography

William K. Ellermeyer, former human resource executive, experienced entrepreneur, global speaker, and career coach. Bill pioneered the executive outplacement business in Orange County, California, initially as “Career Management Services” in the 1980’s. His firm grew into three cities until he sold his business in 1989 to an international public company.

Bill has been a creator and innovator in the field of Career Management having pioneered the “win/win” concept of networking, the “portfolio career” and free agency approach to job security. Bill is particularly know as a speaker and entrepreneur, and regularly speaks on career management, entrepreneurship, and “un-retirement.” In addition to having pioneered the outplacement business, Bill created or helped to create the “Association of Professional Consultants,” the “Global Network,” and the “Senior Executive Forum.” Bill continues to be an active speaker, coach, mentor, and business innovator.

Prior to his work in the outplacement industry, Bill worked as a human resource executive, holding several positions including Vice President, Human Resources for AIR CAL, which was ultimately acquired by American Airlines. Previous HR positionswere held at Lowes Snyder Corp., Republic Corporation and Hunt Wesson Foods. Bill spent three years on active duty as a Navel Officer having left the Navel Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Bill received his BA in Business Administration from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.