William Spruill
Co-founder and CEO, Global Data Consortium (GDC)

William Spruill

Bill is co-founder and CEO of Global Data Consortium (GDC). The Global Data Consortium enables cross border digital transactions by providing instant identity verification of individuals and businesses though its Worldview platform.  Customers include Amazon, Mercado Libre, DHL Global and Tipalti.

Bill has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise Data Management. He started his career working with SAS Institute focused on channels. After leaving SAS he worked with a variety of companies focused on international address verification, matching and data quality. He was part of acquisition of AddressDoctor, Loqate, Identity Systems and Intelligent Search Technology.

Bill has had broad experience with the challenges facing high growth technology companies. His superpower is in channel management. He has built and executed more than fifty alliance deals generating more than $80MM in revenues during his career.

He is a past board member of the North Carolina based Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), one of the oldest and largest organizations focused on high growth business. As part of his volunteer work with the CED Bill has mentored over 50 companies through early and mid-stage growth challenges.

Bill is also an active angel investor in North Carolina. He is a member of Triangle Angel Partners a $2.6 million early stage angel fund. Current and past companies invested in include: Magnus HealthIT, Union Metrics, Loqate, WaterPlayUSA, Windsor Circle and Offline Media.  Bill has also been involved in advising a number of data management companies through strategic growth & acquisition including AddressDoctor GmbH, Intelligent Search Technology, Siperian and Delos Technology.

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