Bill Mayer Joins Ann Arbor SPARK as Director, Business Accelerator

Oct 28, 2010, 09:00 ET from Ann Arbor SPARK

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the region's driving force of innovation and economic growth, recently added Bill Mayer as leader of its business accelerator team.  In his new role as Ann Arbor SPARK's director, Business Accelerator, Mayer will oversee the organization's efforts to help businesses in the region grow.

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"Ann Arbor SPARK is a significant community resource for helping businesses grow, and the addition of Bill to our team supports our accelerator efforts," said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK's president and CEO.  "Businesses in the Ann Arbor region will benefit from Bill's expertise.  He's an experienced entrepreneur who understands business development and finance."

Mayer has founded and exited multiple start-ups in the technology and finance sectors. His areas of expertise are in finance, securities and quantitative analysis.  Mayer has founded and worked with numerous businesses covering a broad range of industry sectors ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Ann Arbor SPARK as director, Business Accelerator, Mayer was a consultant to SPARK's Business Accelerator clients since 2007.  Mayer has served as a consultant to emerging companies, helping them with early-stage strategic planning.  He developed financial models, investor road shows and advised on commercialization strategies for companies across the U.S.

Mayer is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree.


Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from startups to large organizations.  Ann Arbor SPARK represents all communities in the Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Michigan Works!/ETCS, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit