Bill Pollard is Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm. From 1977 to 2002, Bill participated in the leadership of The ServiceMaster Company and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Chairman of the Board of ServiceMaster from 1990 to April 2002 and was elected Chairman Emeritus in 2002 when he retired from the Board.
Bill is the author of the best selling book, The Soul of the Firm and also has written for or contributed to other books and magazines including Serving Two Masters, The Tides of Life, The Leader of the Future, Leading People, Leading for Innovation and Organizing for Results, and The Heart of a Business Ethic.
Bill also has been recognized by a number of educational organizations for his leadership in business, ethics, and corporate governance including receiving the Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics from Notre Dame, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and recognition by the Harvard Business School as an American business leader of the 20th Century who helped shape the way people live, work and interact.