Director Bios

William Gruver

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William Gruver, Director

William Gruver spent 20 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., the international investment banking firm. In the wake of the 1987 stock market crash, he was named Chief Administrative Officer of the firm's largest division – the equities division – which, under his leadership, reorganized and redeployed its people and capital to become one of the firm's most profitable areas. Prior to his tenure with Goldman Sachs, he served as a qualified officer of the deck in the nuclear submarine force of the United States Navy where he was awarded several decorations. Gruver currently serves on two additional audit committees – Geisinger Health, a $7 billion integrated health care system in Pa. and N.J., where he chairs the Audit Committee, and Private Client Bank, a multi-billion dollar Swiss institution. He was a member of the Audit Committee and served as chair of the Compensation Committee for TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), a leading financial news and information company, where he was a director from October 2003 to June 2013. He served as Audit Committee Chair for Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, from 1996 to 2008. He is also a national arbitrator of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Gruver now holds the Howard I. Scott Chair in Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership at Bucknell University. He has received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching and the ECAC Award for his contributions to inter-collegiate athletics at Bucknell. His thinking and writing has been widely published in outlets such as the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New Republic, Finanz und Wirtschaft, Public Radio International, as well as several academic journals. Gruver received his AB with distinction from Dartmouth College and his MBA from Columbia University.