Bill Mortimore is an internationally recognized serial entreprenuer who actively serves in strategic planning role for PBLS. Bill Mortimore founded and grew Merge Healthcare as CEO and Chairman, from an idea in his basement into a leading diagnostic imaging IT company with over $1 Billion NASDAQ market cap through organic growth and multiple mergers and acquisitions. In the 1970s, as a doctoral candidate in Electrical Engineering, Bill left academia to co-found his first venture, which commercially developed a patented speech compression technology that he co-invented. Since that first venture, Bill has been a leader and investor in other ventures on the cutting edge of technology and business model innovation, spanning healthcare, finance, education, and real estate development. Bill actively shares his experience and expertise as an advisor, investor, and board member with other emerging firms and entrepreneurs, industry panels, and non-profit and philanthropic organizations.