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William Knowles

COO, Maroone USA

William has extensive experience in operational & investment management roles across a wide range of industries. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Maroone USA, where he has helped build the US based Group from a standing start to six auto retail franchises over a four year period. William is also responsible for the underwriting, due diligence and execution of M&A transactions, investments and growth opportunities. In addition to his role as COO, he assists the broader family office with investments, including public equity, private equity and real estate opportunities.


William started his career at BMGI, the investment firm for Bill & Melinda Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, where he focused on direct public equity investments. He has an MBA from Duke University and has earned a CFA designation.

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