Bill Oliver founded William E. Oliver Associates, Inc. in 2000 as a business brokerage firm targeting sell-side representation of mostly manufacturing and construction companies. Bill rebranded his company to Oliver Investment Banking (OIB) in 2011 upon passing the FINRA licenses of Series 79 and 63. Since then OIB has expanded its services to include capital raising and buy-side/sell-side representation for securities related transactions.
Bill worked 22 years for Valleylab, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado achieving the International Strategic Planning Award. During his tenure, Bill worked in the product-testing lab, manufacturing management, directed the implementation of a company-wide Materials Requirement Planning implementation, served as Director of Customer Requirements in concert with leading a think-tank team for drafting a top down/bottom up strategic direction document.
OIB expanded in 2014 by forming a strategic alliance with Bridgepoint Merchant Banking to assist with capital raising and buy-side engagements. Additional expansion occurred in May of 2015 when Jeff Uhls, long-time consultant to OIB, joined the firm as a Licensed Investment Banker. Also in May of 2015, Zach Zanger began his work with OIB building relationship with new clients. Bill sees OIB continuing to grow and adding more staff and I-Bankers in 2015-2016 and looks forward to OIB meeting the needs of more of the Colorado Business owners and Executives.
In addition to holding FINRA Licenses Series 79, 63, Bill holds a Colorado Real Estate License for when buildings are sold as part of the sale of the Corporation. Bill is originally from Miami, Oklahoma and has taken a varied journey to get to his current skill sets. He has a B.A. and M.A. from Cincinnati Seminary, B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado and was accepted into the M.S. in Finance Program at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business where he completed finance and accounting courses that formed the backbone for his finance skills.
Bill is an avid fly fisherman and has, along with his wife Genet, fished across much of the US and hopes to do so Internationally.