Bill Abbott joined eLynx Technologies in April 2017. Prior to joining eLynx, Mr. Abbott completed a 25-year career in professional services at Diamond Management and Technology Consulting and then in the Advisory line of service at PwC after PwC acquired Diamond in 2010. Mr. Abbott was a partner in both firms for more than 18 years serving clients in energy, communications and media, financial services, insurance and commercial services. Over the past 15 years, his focus has been helping clients solve critical business challenges through the intelligent use of data and analytic techniques, including optimization, predictive modeling, root cause and driver analysis, profitability modeling, simulation, practical descriptive statistics and primary research. Mr. Abbott led teams that successfully applied analytical techniques to bidding strategy, customer behavior and operational risk prediction, capital equipment failure prediction, operational and marketing performance analysis and optimization, demand forecasting and segmentation. Prior to his focus on analytics, he provided program management and technology implementation services for clients undergoing complex change.
At PwC, Mr. Abbott led the analytics practice for the commercial and industrial products industry sectors and was a core member of the leadership team that scaled the analytics investment to more than 250 employees across the US and India. At Diamond, he led the team that conceived and launched the Diamond Information and Analytics Center in the US and Mumbai, India, which was a forerunner to many of today's big data and applied analytics practices. Other contributions include serving on the partner compensation committee, active and successful business development across several multi-year anchor accounts, and fostering career development through recruiting, mentorship and new partner sponsorship.
Mr. Abbott started his career as a CPA. He earned an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University. He resides in Chicago with his wife and three children.