William W. Smead
Lead Portfolio Manager
Whitman College, B.A. Economics
Bill is the final decision-maker for investment and portfolio decisions and is responsible for reviewing the implementation of those decisions in the firm’s separate accounts and mutual funds.
Prior to founding Smead Capital Management in 2007, Bill was the Managing Director/Portfolio Manager of Smead Investment Group of Wachovia Securities. Previously, he was with Smith Barney and Oppenheimer & Co. Bill began his career in the investment business with Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1980.