William Best is a recently retired partner with A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm with 35 offices and roughly $1 billion in revenue. As a senior member of the management team, Mr. Best served on the firm’s Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee, while maintaining P&L responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, and the Americas region at various times in his career. In Asia for 12 years, Mr. Best re-started a struggling operation in Tokyo, and eventually grew the Asia business to 11 offices and $100 million in revenue. Later, he was responsible for the Americas region, the firm’s largest and most profitable. His consulting professional work involved marketing, distribution and operations, in a variety of industries, particularly consumer products, automotive, and medical devices. Stepping down from line responsibilities, he oversaw the firm’s internal operations, including information technology, marketing, resource centers, office services, legal, and human resources.
During his career, he has served on a number of charitable boards, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, St John’s Health Foundation, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, among others. He recently served as the lay board member on the Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also serves on the Board of the Teton Literacy Center, the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, and the Teton Back Country Horsemen.
Bill and his wife Martha have owned in Teton Valley for 34 years, and have lived here full time for the past 6 years. They have 4 children (2 of which live in Jackson), and 7 grandchildren. His hobbies include skiing, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, and antique wooden boats.