Bill joined GrowthPilot as a partner in 2014 after spending fourteen years in various executive positions with fast-growing technology companies.
Prior to joining GrowthPilot, Bill spent eight years as general counsel for Cbeyond, Inc., a public technology company headquartered in Atlanta which was taken private in 2014. Before Cbeyond, Bill spent four years at Covad Communications in a variety of roles including regional vice president and vice president, regulatory affairs & operations. When he left Covad in 2006, Bill was responsible for leading the regional teams controlling all of the company’s regulatory and legislative affairs in 35 states.
Bill grew up in Decatur, Georgia. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he received a B.S. in 1987, graduating with honors and accepting a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine tank platoon commander stationed in Camp Pendleton, California, Mr. Weber completed deployments to Okinawa, Japan and to Korea. Later, during Operations Desert Shield and Storm, he served as a platoon commander in the 1st Light Armored Infantry Battalion. Following the conclusion of hostilities, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” for his actions in the Al Burquan oil fields on February 25, 1991. Five other Marines under his command were also awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
The Marine Corps sent him to law school at the University of Georgia where he graduated cum laude in 1996. He practiced law for the Marine Corps at Parris Island, South Carolina, but acted as military defense counsel in numerous courts martial in other parts of the country. After leaving the Marine Corps as a major in 1999, Bill taught trial and appellate advocacy at the law school at the University of Georgia before moving to a commercial litigation practice at a large Atlanta law firm in 2000 and then in-house in 2002.
Bill spent more than eight years on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Georgia Innocence Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to free the wrongly convicted through the use of DNA testing, to advance practices that minimize the chance that others suffer the same fate, to educate the public that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events and to help the exonerated rebuild their lives.