Chief People Officer
In his role as Chief People Officer, Bill is responsible for providing strategic leadership to how Ensemble hires, develops, services and retains associates. He and his team are tasked with creating an energizing, growth-minded and inclusive culture that values people, praises effort and rewards results. As Chief People Officer, he will lead Ensemble’s “Employer of Choice” efforts and all elements of human resources, including talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, diversity and inclusion, people insights, learning and development, associate services, payroll, HR technology and strategic people planning.
Bill comes to Ensemble from Bed Bath & Beyond, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for the $12+ billion-dollar specialty retailer with over 1,500 stores and 65,000 associates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
At Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Bill led the HR function for all BBB companies – Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuyBABY, Christmas Tree Shops and That!, Cost Plus World Market, Harbor Linen/TY Group, Harmon Face Values, Of a Kind, One Kings Lane, PersonalizationMail.com and Decorist. His responsibilities included diversity and inclusion, change management, learning and development, associate relations, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, organizational development and other HR functions.
Bill completed the Executive Education Program in Driving Strategic Change & Achieving Breakthrough Service at the Harvard University Business School. He also completed Executive Education Programs at the University of Michigan Business School and the North Carolina Business School. He completed coursework in the MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and earned his BS in Management Science at Bridgewater State College.