Head of GTS Strategy, Advisory and Strategic Solutions Delivery in Global Transaction Services
William (Bill) Borden is a financial professional with more than 30 years of experience working in some of the world's largest financial institutions and technology corporations.
Bill is currently managing director and head of GTS Strategy, Advisory and Strategic Solutions Delivery (SSD) in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his role, Bill leads the development of and communication around the strategy for GTS, a business that generates more than
$6.5 billion in annual revenues. He also oversees GTS Advisory, a team of former corporate treasury professionals who consult with clients around highly strategic changes to their treasury organization. The SSD team he manages produce high-impact sales and client communications.
Previously, Bill was global head of Client and Account Management, Equity Asset Management Services in the bank's Global Markets organization, where he was responsible for client on-boarding and account management for a number of institutional investor financing products. Before that, Bill led the global product sales team for GTS.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2012, Bill spent 13 years at Citigroup where he held several senior positions including managing director and head of the North America Public Sector State and Local Government team in the company's Treasury & Trade Solutions organization. He also held senior strategic positions within Citi's Chairman and Chief Executive Office, and in Citi Cards.
During his four years at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Bill worked in sales, becoming vice president in the General Sales Atlantic & Government Region where he was responsible for managing, organizing, and developing sales for the region. Under his leadership, the team achieved 115% of sales plan objectives and 20% year-over-year revenue growth.
At International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Bill performed a number of roles in marketing and sales and rose to become a sales manager in the company's Consulting Group, leading a team that sold business transformation, application development, and systems integration consulting services to
solve client business problems. The team's efforts contributed more than $20 million in revenue to IBM.
Bill is committed to helping the communities in which he lives and works through board membership, volunteering and mentoring. His board memberships include: Chicago Cares (1992-1995); The Robert Toigo Foundation (2006-2008); The Beyond Diversity Resource Center (2005-2015); New Jersey Advocates for Education Advisory Board (2006-2010); Bank of America Black Executive Leadership Council Advisory Board (2012-present); and National Black MBA Association (2018-present).
He has volunteered and mentored with the following organizations: Citigroup African American Heritage Network (2001-2012; founding member and executive sponsor); Bank of America African American Heritage Network NYC Chapter (2014-present; executive sponsor); Bank of America Global Banking & Markets Diversity and Inclusion Council (2013-2016); Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children Essex County (donor and volunteer); Sigma Pi Phi Mu Boule Foundation (donor, volunteer, mentor); The Chicago Housing Project's Cabrini Green Tutoring program (past mentor); The Long Island City PS 78 Tutoring Program (past mentor); The Community Food Bank of NJ (volunteer); NY City Harvest (volunteer).
Bill is a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, where he was a varsity football letterman. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.
Bill and his wife Terri reside in New Jersey and are the proud parents of two children, Kyle and Kara.
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