Bill Cilluffo

Bill joined QED as a Special Advisor in the fall of 2014 and became a Partner in 2015.

Prior to joining QED, Bill spent nearly 20 years at Capital One, spanning several roles and leading several businesses. He spent the first 6 years of his career leading Marketing, product development and credit policy for Capital One’s subprime credit card business; ultimately having overall P&L responsibility, and growing the business to become the most significant player in the market. He moved on to spend 2 years in various new business development roles, spanning the telecom, medical finance and small business finance industries. Bill spent 3 years as Deputy Chief Credit Officer for the bank, playing nearly every role there was to play in the central credit function, after helping build the department from scratch in 2002.

Bill then pivoted his career to general management, leading Capital One’s Canadian, and ultimately International businesses, over the course of 6 years. Profitability of the business grew significantly under Bill’s leadership, through new product and channel introductions, acquisitions, and significant cost take out. During Bill’s last 3 years at Capital One, he led its Co-Brand and Private Label credit card business, building the business nearly from scratch to one of the top few players in the US market, through a series of acquisitions, most notably including leading the acquisition and post-merger integration of HSBC’s US credit card business, which closed in May 2012.

Outside of work, Bill is active coaching youth sports: basketball, baseball and flag football; while serving on the boards of McLean Little League and McLean Youth Basketball. Bill is a board member of BUILD DC, a non-profit organization committed to teaching entrepreneurship as a vehicle for helping underprivileged high school students engaged in school, and ultimately able to attend college. Bill has been an active angel investor for nearly a decade, and is excited to be joining the industry on a professional basis!

Bill graduated with a BA in economics from the University of Michigan, and competed the SEP program at Stanford GSB.