Profession: Business Management Consultant
Company: Maryland Small Business Development Center
Mr. Bill Freeman is a Business Management Consultant for the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Maryland Baltimore. The SBDC is a non-profit management consulting organization focused on small business formation, retention and expansion designed to achieve increased sales, job growth and increased tax revenues for the State of Maryland and specifically for the city of Baltimore.
Bill has over 30 years of business development experience. He’s skilled in the areas of business plan development, 8(a) & MBE application reviews, preparing funding packages and assisting businesses to move to the next level. He has more than 25 years of financial services experience, including underwriting, commercial lending, and financial portfolio management.
Before joining the SBDC, Bill worked as a Commercial Relationship Manager for SunTrust Bank, First Union and earlier in his career, several other regional banks in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has extensive experience working with small businesses, as well as, community-based and nonprofit organizations.
Bill began his career as an Assistant National Bank Examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency, United States Treasury Department. He earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Business Administration with a minor in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.