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William P. Foley

William P. Foley II  

Chairman, Black Knight Financial Services 

William P. (Bill) Foley, II, is Chairman of the Board for Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF).

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.

After 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.

Bill 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.
 
Bill 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. 
 
In 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.
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