Bill Stewart is Executive Chairman of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. Mr. Stewart started on Wall Street in 1955 on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He joined Spingarn, Heine & Co. in 1957 as an analyst/registered representative and, in 1961, moved to Pyne, Kendall & Hollister in the same capacity. He was successively Director of Research, General Partner responsible for the firm's investment advisory and institutional operations, President of its international investment banking subsidiary, Managing Partner and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riter, Pyne, Kendall & Hollister, Inc. After the sale of Riter, Pyne's principal business in early 1973, Mr. Stewart joined Ruane, Cunniff & Co., an investment management firm, as Vice Chairman, while simultaneously founding W.P. Stewart & Company as a corporate consultant. He established W.P. Stewart & Company as an investment advisory firm in 1975. Mr. Stewart reduced his involvement in the firm in 2001 and fully retired from the day-to-day management of the firm at the end of 2004. He returned to the company full time in early 2007 and remains fully engaged in its research and investment management activities.