William P. (Bill) Foley, II, is Executive Chairman of the Board for Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS), Executive Chairman of the Board for Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), and Vice Chairman of the Board for FIS (NYSE: FIS).
Black Knight Financial Services is
the mortgage and finance industries' leading provider of integrated technology,
services and data solutions. The company's offerings support mortgage
origination, servicing, portfolio retention and default servicing – throughout
the entire lifecycle of the loan. Black Knight’s clients include the nation's
top mortgage companies. The company is on American Banker’s FinTech Forward
rankings of the world’s top technology providers to the financial services industry;
selected by HousingWire to the HW
Tech100, a list of the housing industry’s most innovative technology companies;
and named to the list of Top 50
Mortgage Service Providers by Mortgage Technology magazine.
receiving his B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military
Academy at West Point, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the
rank of captain. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and
earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Washington's School of
Law. From 1974 to 1984, Bill practiced law in Phoenix, and focused primarily on
corporate and real estate law. Following his legal tenure, Bill became
affiliated with FNF. Through strategic acquisitions, Bill led FNF to become one
of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, as well as to diversify
into information services through the 2003 acquisition of ALLTEL Information
Services, now Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.
In 2015, Bill established the Folded Flag Foundation to honor the legacy of our fallen heroes by helping their families with financial support for education. The Folded Flag Foundation proudly gives 100 percent of ALL donations to families in need.
devotes time to many educational and community organizations. He serves as an
advisory board member for the University of Washington's School of Law and on
the Florida Forum Advisory Board for the Women's Board of Wolfson Children's
Hospital. Bill is also a member of the Dean's Council and an Endowed Chair of
the William Foley Chair in Corporate Law & Taxation at Chapman University
School of Law.
and his wife, Carol, are active philanthropists for many causes, especially
those in support of children's education. Bill’s professional directorships
include Winter Sports, Inc.; Ceridian Corporation; and Fidelity Newport Holdings, LLC.
Bill is also the majority owner of the National Hockey League’s 31st franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, located in Las Vegas.
addition to his numerous professional and philanthropic commitments, Bill is an
accomplished golfer. He also enjoys
his time as a vintner and is the founder and managing partner of Foley Family
Wines, headquartered in Sonoma, Calif. Bill formed and serves as
Chairman of Glacier Restaurant Group, LLC, the largest restaurant business
headquartered in Montana. He is also the developer of Rock Creek Cattle Company,
a 40,000-acre working Montana ranch, featuring a high-end golf community with
diverse homesteads, a well-appointed lodge for recreation and dining, and an
exceptional golf course designed by Tom Doak that has been named by GolfWeek as one of the top residential
golf courses in the country.