Bill Rauwerdink
Biography
Bill RauwerdinkFounder and Managing MemberBAM Investments LLC

William J Rauwerdink is founder and managing member of BAM Investments, LLC.  He holds a BBA '72 (Accounting and Finance) from UW-Madison. He also holds an MBA '74 degree from Harvard Business School.

After graduation from HBS, he served there as a Research Assistant focused on case writing in the finance and accounting areas.  Several of his Harvard cases remain in publication.  Bill’s classroom credentials currently include his appointment as Adjunct Instructor (Entrepreneurship) at the Ross Graduate School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and as a lecturer for Enspire Learning, a for-profit leader in executive education.  Bill has also taught at Harvard College, Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, Simmons Graduate School (Boston) and in numerous internal training sessions at Deloitte.

Bill has served in numerous C-level financial and operating positions for large private and public companies, plus in similar positions for several early stage companies. These experiences led him to open his own investment company, BAM Investments, LLC, in 2004.

Prior to serving in these various senior leadership positions, he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche (a/k/a Deloitte) where he served as audit partner to several of the firm’s largest multi-national clients, including General Motors.  At Deloitte, he served in leadership roles for several offices including Boston and Detroit, as well as opening their Ann Arbor office.  He also led that firm's practice in serving various Capital Market sectors in the mid-west.

He has also served on the board of directors of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest healthcare delivery systems in the USA.  At Trinity he served on the Executive, Finance, and Audit committees of the board.

Currently, Bill's private equity investment firm focuses on investments in late-stage developing companies.  With a wide range of industry segments currently in its investment portfolio, BAM has had successful exits from Hotwire.com (sold to Interactive Media), Honest Tea (sold to Coca Cola), and MEDSTAT (sold to Thomson Reuters) among others.