Founder and CEO
"Really getting to know people and companies is the cornerstone of executive search, and it happens to be what I enjoy."
Bill is the Founder and CEO of Heyman Associates, as well as Founder and Director of Taylor Bennett Heyman, an affiliated firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has filled top communications roles for some of the most recognized brands in the world, including leading corporations, foundations, academic institutions, and professional associations.
With his diverse network and passion for executive search, he sets the example for HA and TBH in building top-performing communications teams around the globe: listening to our clients, getting to know their unique corporate cultures, and delivering candidates, with the right mix of hard skills and intangible qualities.
Bill is the only recruiter to be named a PR Power List Supporting Power Player three times by PR Week, which said, “In an industry where talent is everything, Heyman helps connect some of the most senior pros to jobs, making him an indispensable asset to all those involved in executive searches.” He was inducted into the PR Week Hall of Fame in 2017.
Bill is involved in a number of professional associations. He is a committee member of The Seminar, a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, and a founding board member of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama. Bill has also served as an Executive Advisor to the Department of Communication of the College of Charleston since 2007.
In collaboration with The Plank Center, Bill has initiated four groundbreaking public relations studies. Most recently, in the fourth biennial installment of the Leadership Report Card, over 800 senior communicators rated their organization’s commitment to employee engagement and empowerment. He also co-chairs The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring awards dinner.
A Gettysburg College graduate, Bill has served on the school’s National Campaign Steering Committee, Communications and Marketing Advisory Council, and Board of Fellows. He has served as President of the Class of 1974, is a mentor for the college’s Young Alumni Leadership Program, and received the Gettysburg Meritorious Service Award. Bill earned his MBA from Adelphi University.
Bill gets his energy to meet new people by starting his day as early as 5:00 a.m. at the gym, but this doesn’t stop him from staying at the ballpark to watch his beloved Yankees, even when they go into extra innings. Bill and his wife Doreen have two daughters and live in Matinecock, New York.