Bill brings over 30 years of industry experience as a business leader and financial advisor to help provide exceptional service and wealth planning advice to our clients. Before joining RBC in May of 2016, Bill worked for 24 years at Wells Fargo and Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo ultra-high net worth business. He was a Managing Director of Abbot Downing in Minneapolis and Chicago for seven years, the Regional Trust Manager for the Twin Cities market of The Private Bank of Wells Fargo for five years and was a private wealth relationship manager and financial advisor throughout his career at Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 1992, Bill was a tax lawyer with the international public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. Bill graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Philosophy in 1982, from William Mitchell College of Law with a JD cum laude in 1990 and was a Cannon Financial Institute Honors Graduate in 1996. He is also a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Bill and his wife Mary have been involved in a number of community activities in Saint Paul for over 25 years and are the owners of Claddagh Coffee Cafe in Saint Paul.