William Hamilton

Director of Finance

William serves the foundation by managing accounting and assisting in the development of strategic initiatives.


Growing up alongside the formation of both Sageworks and Inmates to Entrepreneurs, William has held a long-standing interest in financial analysis and a commitment to helping those who have been judicially involved a get a “second chance.” He made his first venture into the world of entrepreneurship at 16, when he co-founded his own small pressure-washing business.

As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, William worked for the Parr Center for Ethics and became involved with the Circle K, a service-leadership group operated by Kiwanis International. Before earning his bachelor’s degree from Carolina in 2015, William completed coursework as a visiting student at Wake Forest University and Yale University.

In his role as Director of Finance, William serves the foundation by managing accounting and assisting in the development of strategic initiatives. William’s foremost ambition is to help those who have been disadvantaged by America’s judicial system achieve financial independence.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being a mentor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Mentor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation