William Cox is a Senior Managing Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he leads the Funds group and is senior leader of the Public Finance team. Bill has over 25 years of experience in credit ratings. Before joining KBRA, Bill led DSA Capital, LLC, a provider of consulting services and investment capital for private companies, government agencies, private equity platforms, and philanthropies working to improve K-12 public education in the United States.
Previously, Bill was an Executive Managing Director of Strategic Operations at Standard & Poor’s, where he led global teams responsible for market development, quantitative analytics, project management, and data operations. Prior to that role, he was Managing Director of School Evaluation Services, the Public Finance Ratings Surveillance group, and the Infrastructure Finance group.
Bill began his career as an Analyst-Director at S&P, where he worked on public and infrastructure finance ratings. Bill holds a B.A. in history with a minor in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in business administration from New York University. He also completed executive management programs at Columbia University, the University of Virginia, and at INSEAD in France.
Bill is on the board of directors of Young Audiences, the nation’s largest arts-in-education learning network, as well as Teachers College, Columbia University’s Office of School and Community Partnerships, which connects TC resources to support public education in Harlem schools.