Bill Davis is Managing Director of Empirical Asset Management, based in Newton, MA. Empirical was formed in 2010 to bring to market a set of rules-based investment strategies that eliminate emotional decision-making from the investment process. In its first eighteen months, Empirical has grown to $125 million in assets under management, and is now distributing its strategies through several retail investment platforms; as well as through M3 Advisory Group, a multi-family office, where Bill Davis is also Managing Director. Prior to co-founding Empirical, Bill Davis was founder and CEO of Ze-gen, a renewable energy company focused on converting ordinary waste materials into renewable syngas, for use in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Under Mr. Davis’ leadership, Ze-gen successfully raised $35 million through three equity rounds, demonstrated its proprietary technology, and recruited a world-class management team and advisory board. Prior to launching Ze-gen, Mr. Davis’ career in business has included serving as CEO or founder of numerous companies: Database Marketing Corporation in 1986, Holland Mark in 1997, and Cambridge Brand Analytics in 2003. Mr. Davis is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Harbor Islands National Park, was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of Commonwealth Corporation, serves on the President’s Council for CERES, Advisory Board of Seven Hills Global Outreach, is Chair of Telkonet (OTC:TKOI) and is Vice Chair of Impact Infrastructure, LLC. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1979.