Consultant in Berkeley, California
William (“Billy”) Bicket is a dedicated and passionate senior leader with more than two decades of experience driving change. Throughout his career he has been at the intersection of strategy, product and tech for community-driven initiatives.
Billy initiated his career as a Corporal for the Marines. He then went on to serve in a variety of sales and business development capacities for national and multinational companies.
After serving as a Corporate Account Manager for 1-800-Flowers, a pioneer in Internet direct sales, he found himself at Meetup.com, an online social networking platform with 20+ million members spanning 180 countries. While there he leveraged his relationship management skills to drive corporate partnerships (including Panera Bread & Caribou Coffee) and enabled a grassroots presidential campaign that raised tens of millions of dollars.
Billy took his community development and marketing skills to TechSoup. As Vice President of Community & Platform, he successfully grew the organization’s global platform, allowing nonprofits of all sizes access to discounted technology solutions and support. While at TechSoup Global, he also co-founded NetSquared, a global network of nonprofit technology leaders charged with organizing educational and social events.
As a strategy maven, Billy is known for leading change and driving growth. Upon his departure in 2013, TechSoup Global’s reach had grown to over 60,000 nonprofits spanning more than 225 countries. NetSquared had expanded to over 75 international cities.
Now, as Director of Strategic Development at Mindful Schools, Billy heads strategy, product marketing and community initiatives in the effort to introduce mindfulness into education. More than 25,000 educators from 60 countries have graduated from Mindful Schools.
Billy possesses a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of San Francisco. He is a serial entrepreneur and avid traveler who has visited 35+ countries.