Bill Obenshain '62, T '63 is Executive Director of the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, a position he has held since March of 2007. The Center for Financial Services four-pronged mission is to support innovative undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate curricula in financial services; sponsor industry forums on financial services policy issues; sponsor periodic roundtables featuring leaders in the banking and investment management disciplines and provide industry-relevant research on national and international banking and financial service issues.
Before joining DePaul, Mr. Obenshain spent 38 years in the financial services industry with Continental Bank and Bank of America. He held positions in Chicago, New York, Brussels and London. He was the founder, in 1995, of Bank of America's private equity business in Europe. From 1995 to 2006, he was Managing Partner of BA Capital Partners Europe.
Mr. Obenshain is vice chairman of the Naval War College Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island; chairman of MezzVest, a Channel Islands based group of investment funds; director and immediate past president of the American School in London Foundation; chairman of Truth in Accounting and a director of TimeLine Theatre Company. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chairman's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mr. Obenshain serves on the advisory board of Three Ocean Partners, a New York based investment banking boutique.
Before joining Continental Bank, Mr. Obenshain served in the U. S. Navy for five years. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Dartmouth College and an MBA at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.