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Bill Power is the founder and President of Power Forward, a company whose purpose it is to help start-ups and scale-ups achieve their missions by executing the right operational plan, well. During his career he has built a business operations skillset, especially in the areas of strategy, finance, human resources, and business development having held senior positions with direct responsibility in each of these areas.

He is the former CFO of an expediting company that he helped take public in 1998. Later he became a board member of that company and Chair of the Finance Committee. From 1999 through 2007 he worked with a talented team as part of a SaaS company in Bedford, Nova Scotia, eventually becoming Director of Business Development for what became AOL Halifax after the company’s acquisition in 2001.

Bill incorporated Power Forward in 2007 to help innovative companies and founders achieve their goals. Since then, he has worked with an impressive roster of entrepreneurs and innovative companies in various industries, including internet technology, clean technology, and medical technology. Between 2014 and 2021, Bill left Power Forward on idle and committed to being a full-time employee for two separate start-ups as their senior business operations team member. He was also, for a time, the Practice Leader for R&D and Government Incentives (for Atlantic Canada) at a national accounting firm.

Bill is proud of the many trust-based relationships he has built over the years with colleagues, clients, and those he has mentored. He and his wife Niki have three grown daughters. With fewer obligations at home Bill hopes that may leave a little more time for him to build a more trusting relationship with his golf swing.

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Currently, Bill is President and sole Director of Power Forward Business Solutions LTD., a company that caters to the short and medium-term business development needs of start-ups and mid-sized companies by offering management, operational and financial bench strength when needed.

Since 2007 Power Forward has helped many clients reach objectives by offering strategic, financial, business planning and operations expertise within industries as diverse IT, energy, life sciences and construction.

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Bill is a professional engineer. He received his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (1988). In 1993 he received an MBA from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Bill is the recent past president of Ostomy Halifax Society, a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people living with an ostomy and their families – helping them live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and communications. He is also a past vice-president of an organization that was dedicated to helping Nova Scotia youth learn about and deploy empathy in their everyday lives.