Standish Management, a boutique provider of consulting services to more than 50 private equity, venture capital and fund-of-funds firms, has appointed William (Bill) Powers to the firm’s San Francisco office as partner and engagement director.
Standish Management, LLC, a boutique provider of consulting services to more than 50 private equity, venture capital and fund-of-funds firms, announced today that William (Bill) Powers has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as Partner and Engagement Director.
“Bill’s unique breadth of experience makes him a perfect fit for us as we continue to grow our business and expand our offerings. In particular, his fund-of funds and foundations expertise gives us deep domain expertise within those verticals,” said Standish Managing Partner Robert Raynard, CPA.
Prior to joining Standish, Powers was the Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Foundation. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hall Capital Partners, LLC.
F. Warren Hellman, Founder, Hellman & Friedman, said: “During the past twenty years as Chair of the Board of Trustees or Board of Directors of the San Francisco Foundation, Hall Capital Management, LLC, and the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, I have relied on Bill Powers as Chief Operating Officer or Chief Financial Officer. During our association, Bill has exhibited a very high level of professionalism accompanied by a tireless effort and dedication to attaining the strategic goals of these organizations, contributing significantly toward the success of each.”
Powers also served as Controller of Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of San Francisco and Audit Manager of Hood and Strong CPAs. During his career he has overseen the financial operations of private equity, real estate, special purpose and fund of funds. He earned an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS from St. Mary’s College. He is an active Certified Public Accountant.
Standish provides a wide range of highly specialized consulting technology and administrative services to managers of private equity, venture capital and fund-of-funds firms, as well as foundations and endowments. Standish’s services allow firms to focus on their core business of investing. Standish has extensive experience in helping new managers accelerate the launch of their partnerships by advising on fund structure and all areas of management company operations. The firm currently partners with over 150 funds with more than $20 billion in capital under management.
Standish Management, LLC is a privately held company that was founded in 2006. Standish is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Palo Alto