William M. Stewart, Managing Director
“Bill is very adept at analyzing and understanding opportunities and information. He is able to take information and create a clear and concise action plan from it.” This skill is invaluable when selling smaller to mid-size companies. Each company grew up differently and each one has a different story to tell. His ability to truly connect and understand the people and the company allows him to find the best buyer unlocking the value of each business.
First Street brings together Bill’s passions and experience. First Street works with entrepreneurs and owners of smaller and mid-size companies. The companies are the cornerstone of American entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation.
“First Street challenges me in every transaction to come up with the best solution for the company and the people involved. It brings together all the skills I’ve built over my twenty five year career working with people, companies, strategy and financial transactions.”
- Integrity, persistence and goal orientated
- Reliable, Responsive
- Passion for successful outcomes
- Hope for future generations to achieve
- Compassion and a willingness to help
Prior to founding First Street, Bill was a Management Consultant with Advance Leadership Development helping companies manage people, process and performance. At Advance Leadership, Stewart aligned people and process with the strategies and goals of the company creating significant value and great success. Before working with Advance Leadership Development, he founded and sold two executive search firms, as well as a commercial real estate business that provides a cost effective housing solution in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area.
Before making his home in the Portsmouth area, Bill was a banker with JP Morgan Chase where he developed his financial skills working on Private Banking and Middle Market commercial transactions. His education includes completing the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Finance Credit Training Program and its Management Development Program. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in business with a concentration in Finance from Boston University.
Bill lives in New Castle, New Hampshire with his wife and three children. He enjoys sailing his J24, Hurricane, in the Thursday night race series with his great crew and his oldest son. He enjoys coaching his children’s sports and academic teams. Bill is a Selectman in New Castle, NH. He was also the Chairman of the New Castle Conservation Commission, and an elected member of the Town Budget Committee – “Quality of life is a combination of individual engagement and the communities we create.” He and his wife are great supporters of non-profits, he is presently on the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire.