William E. Whyman, The Precursor Group

William (Bill) Whyman is the co-founder and President of the The Precursor GroupĀ®, a leading investment research boutique uniquely focused on anticipating change for the nation's top institutional investors. He is a successful entrepreneur and a leading expert on the intersection of technology and economics in both the public and private sectors.

Whyman is a nationally recognized technology strategist. He is the co-founder of The Precursor Group, which is known for its unique change-centered research methodology, its signature one-page analyses, and its pure research model that forswears investment banking, asset management or proprietary trading. Whyman was a Principal at the Legg Mason Precursor Group. Previously, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Whyman served at the White House as a Director to the National Economic Council and the National Security Council, advising the President and then-NEC head Robert E. Rubin on economic policy issues. In addition, he has held a variety of economic and technology policy positions in the Executive Office of the President and at the State Department, both in Washington and overseas. Whyman completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and Oxford University (U.K.), and holds an M.P.A. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs.

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