Vice President, Business Development
William Sutherland joined the Kilmer Group in 2015 and is focused on the development of new platform investment opportunities for the private equity business. He holds the role of Vice President Investment Services and has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations.
William previously worked as a Principal at Kensington Capital. He was a senior member of the deal investment and management team focused on private equity, venture capital and infrastructure platforms. William was selected on several occasions to take operating roles with portfolio companies where he was successful in implementing strategic plans and providing significant operational improvement. He has advised dozens of companies in the development of comprehensive operating plans, financial models, financial restructuring and M&A.
Prior to Kensington, William worked for the Global Investment Banking division of RBC Capital Markets, as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Energy Group in Calgary. William was also a member of the RBC ECM Generalist program and spent two years with M&A, sales & trading and equity research groups both in Toronto and New York. In addition, William has operational, engineering design and risk management experience with Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America and Toyota Tsusho Canada. William, a professional engineer, also ran his own engineering consulting firm, serving clients in the Ontario area.
William Sutherland holds a B.Sc.Eng (Mechanical and Aerospace) from Princeton University and an MBA from Queen’s University.