William H. Lawrence
CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Bill, founding partner of Meridian, is Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and Portfolio Management Group.  He oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment management function and provides strategic leadership to the firm.  Prior to founding Meridian, Bill served as a Senior Vice President with Prudential Securities and also held senior investment consulting positions with Shearson Lehman Bros. and Merrill Lynch.  Bill began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick.  He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Bill is a member of the board of overseers for The Wharton School and the past Chairman of The Wharton School’s Undergraduate Executive Board.