Meet the Author - Bill Yoh

Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Over a twenty-five year career at his family's 43,000-employee, century-old business, Day & Zimmermann, Bill has held a number of leadership and executive roles, including managing a $350 million P&L, launching multiple enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, and representing the company locally, nationally and internationally. As a third-generation owner, he has a rare and personal view of the complex human dynamics behind large multi-generation family businesses. He has also worked in the management consulting industry and assisted multiple start-up ventures.


Bill speaks and writes regularly about leadership, relationships, and family business using his proprietary, data-driven methodology, Familytics®. He recently published Our Way, a biography on his father and his family, which The Philadelphia Inquirer calls, “a transgenerational saga...drama and loss alongside triumph and argument that it’s possible to succeed at work and family, with all the stress.” Our Way won the Gold Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association. Bill has published business and literary articles and blogs, and produced an award-winning feature film about human relationships. He has a second non-fiction book project underway. He teaches classes at Wharton on family business and in high school on non-fiction writing.

Bill chairs the board of The Haverford School, one of the largest independent schools in the United States, and he sits on the advisory boards of Select Greater Philadelphia, Military Veteran Partners, and Quake Media. He has previously chaired the American Staffing Association, which supports the $150 billion US staffing industry, as well as served on the boards of Council for Relationships and Defense Support Services, LLC. He invests in and advises digital, technology and entertainment ventures. Bill holds a BA from Duke and an MBA from Wharton. He enjoys playing guitar, songwriting, cooking and fishing.

He and his family live outside Philadelphia.


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