Bill Kiolbasa, Portfolio Manager, K-12 (National)
Bill Kiolbasa is a portfolio manager with Ballmer Group, directing national investments aimed at improving outcomes in our K-12 public schools. Previously, Bill served as chief financial officer/chief operating officer for the Washington State Charter Schools Association during the charter school sector’s initiation in Washington and helped lead passage of the state’s new charter law in 2016. He began his K-12 work in venture philanthropy with The Chicago Public Education Fund before serving as the financial lead of a 2,200-student school network in Chicago and has helped launch or turn around schools in Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Washington state. Bill started his career as a certified public accountant working with community banks after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Seattle with his wife (an excellent public educator) and son.