Bill Pollard is Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company. Over a twenty-five year period Bill participated in the leadership of ServiceMaster serving not once but twice as its Chief Executive Officer. During his leadership, the Company was recognized as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500, was identified as a “star of the future” by The Wall Street Journal, and as one of the most respected companies in the world by the Financial Times.
Bill has years of experience serving on boards of directors of public companies and charitable, religious, and educational organizations. He is the author of several books including the best seller The Soul of the Firm. Bill has been recognized for his leadership in business, ethics, and corporate governance including the Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics from Notre Dame and recognition by Harvard Business School as a business leader of the twentieth century who helped shape the way people live, work, and interact. A native of Chicago, Bill and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 50 years. They have four adult children and fifteen grandchildren.