William Oliver, DM
Professor of Business
Dr. Oliver holds a master’s from MIT and a Doctor of Management from Case Western. He taught in the undergraduate and master’s programs at Brandeis, UMass Amherst, Tufts, Gordon College, and UC Irvine. Dr. Oliver has founded four companies and invested as a partner in a venture capital firm. He has consulted to senior leadership of big business, working with Bain & Company and KPMG. In addition, he has consulted to government agencies, bringing the benefit of commercial-sector experience in outsourcing, business process improvement and using data to improve management decision making. He has served as CFO of three companies and on the boards of three commercial companies and four non-profits.
Dr. Oliver was raised in a Christian family and committed his life to the Lord while in college. He has held many teaching and leadership roles in the Church. He attends Grace Chapel, where he heads a program for special needs adults which he started 10 years ago. Dr. Oliver lives in Bedford, MA with his wife, Heather. They have three adult daughters. He serves as the Treasurer of L’Arche Boston North, a mission-focused community where people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them live together as a family and a sign of hope to the greater community. He also volunteers with Special Olympics and an adaptive ski program. He even hand-made a wooden kayak.