Bill Gallagher has more than 35 years of experience in finance, investment and financial restructurings. He brings deep expertise in credit analysis and has long-term management experience in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining M-III, Bill was the Chief Executive Officer at WMIH Corp (NASDAQ:WMIH), a public acquisition corporation which was the successor to Washington Mutual, Inc., from May 2015 to July 2018. Bill was recruited to WMIH to oversee its acquisition strategy and manage its day-to-day affairs. While there, he worked closely with WMIH’s strategic financial partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. At WMIH, Bill’s responsibilities included reviewing, vetting and analyzing a large number of potential target companies from a variety of different sectors and industry groups. Ultimately, WMIH acquired Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE symbol NSM) to form Mr. Cooper Group (NASDAQ:COOP). Bill departed from WMIH upon the closing of the acquisition of Nationstar as his job at WMIH was completed.
Prior to WMIH, Bill was CEO and Chief Risk Officer at Capmark Financial Group, formerly known as GMAC Commercial Mortgage (from March 2009 to May 2015). Bill was retained by Capmark to manage its financial restructuring following the global economic crisis and was responsible for the management of the company’s day-to-day affairs, the restructuring of both the company and its assets (including its $15 billion commercial loan portfolio), its bankruptcy process, and its winding down and distribution of assets to creditors and other stakeholders. Capmark was a highly successful restructuring as Bill and his colleagues significantly increased the recovery value to Capmark’s creditors.
Before joining Capmark, Bill was the Chief Credit Officer of RBS Greenwich Capital, the US fixed income investment banking business of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for all aspects of credit risk management. While at RBS Greenwich, Bill was responsible for a wide variety of US corporations and buy-side companies, including corporate borrowers and debt issuers, financial institutions, industrial companies with captive finance businesses, and a variety of US corporations who traded various securities with or through RBS Greenwich.
Earlier in his career, Bill was a Vice President at First Boston Corporation in that firm’s credit risk management department. At First Boston, Bill was responsible for managing credit risk to a wide variety of corporate issuers and financial institutions. Bill began his career at Chemical Bank, where he completed the bank’s credit training program and then worked as a loan officer in the middle market division and a credit officer in the financial institutions division.
Bill has a B.S. in business administration from Syracuse University and an MBA from New York University.