Bill Katz

Fund Advisor at True North Management Partners LLC

Bill Katz

Bill Katz

Fund Advisor at True North Management Partners LLC

Biography

BILL KATZ

Bill is an Operating Partner at True North Venture Partners. Bill joined BBDO, a global advertising agency, in 1981. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BBDO from 1996 to 2004 and served as a director until 2004. In 2004, Bill co-founded Visible World. Bill has served as a Director of Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. and a Director of Lazard Global Mid Cap Fund Inc. since 2004.

Bill holds a B.A. in Business and Psychology from American University.

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BBDO Advertising, Inc.

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Co-Founder at True North Management Partners LLC

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Fund Advisor at True North Management Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at True North Management Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at True North Management Partners LLC

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Chairman at Hypercom Corporation

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Fund Advisor at True North Management Partners LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary & Director at Trelys, Inc.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at First Solar, Inc.

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Chief Human Resources Officer at Psav Holdings LLC

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Education

A global center of study and service, American University features some of the most proficient scholars and offers a wealth of opportunities both locally and abroad. American University students have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students of any school in the nation. Considering that AU is located in Washington, D.C., it is certainly surrounded by many opportunities for such activity. However, the University itself also offers a wealth of centers, institutes and programs, such as the Center for Global Peace, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Women and Politics Institute, among many others. American University students pursue degrees in various academic areas. Offering more than 55 bachelor's degrees, over 50 master's degrees, a number of doctoral degrees and a J.D. program, AU offers students choices in six major schools or colleges. These include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs. Active throughout the community and the world, many AU students undertake internships. Also, AU Abroad, American University's international study program, gives AU students the chance to study overseas. Through AU's world-renowned Washington semester program, students from other states and countries frequently come to AU to study as well. With more than 140 countries and all 50 states represented by its student body, AU has no shortage of diversity. Faculty at AU are top performers in their fields. Many are policy makers, journalists, diplomats and leaders in the fields of science, business and the arts. Financial aid opportunities are extensive and include both forms of aid that need to be repaid such as loans and such sources as grants, scholarships and fellowships which do not. These awards are available to eligible students, and can be discussed with one of AU's counselors.

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True North Venture Partners focuses on investments in early-stage companies that have the potential to transform, expand and lead global industries. The firm invests in companies with disruptive innovations that can reshape socially significant industries such as energy, water, agriculture and waste. True North Venture Partners targets companies operating sectors that involve the delivery of social goods, that is, goods and services that confer benefits and/or impose costs beyond the consumer to a broader society and in which governments historically have been involved regulating market participants and in actually defining the markets themselves. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in sectors that, over time, can serve large, mainstream markets and have solutions that can be brought to market within 3 to 5 years of their initial investment. While they prefer to be the first investor in a portfolio company, True North Venture Partners also considers later-stage investments in certain situations. Total investment per company generally ranges from $100,000 to $25 million. True North Venture Partners also has the capability to invest larger as appropriate.

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