William S. Starner is an Adjunct Instructor of Management teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Leadership, Negotiation, and Interpersonal Relations in Management. In addition to his teaching, Professor Starner is Managing Partner of Windham Partners, a consulting firm focused on assisting companies in executive assessment, search, selection, and performance.
Much of Professor Starner’s professional career has been spent working with corporate leadership issues including executive identification, assessment and selection. Prior to Windham Partners, Professor Starner spent 10 years in the executive search industry as a Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and Fenwick Partners where he assisted companies as large as IBM and Kodak as well early-stage, high growth companies with their executive assessment and selection. Professor Starner’s assignments range in scope and include Board Members, CEO/COO, and functional Vice Presidents. The vast majority of all his work has been at the corporate officer level.
Professor Starner also has an impressive background as a senior operating executive and has held executive management positions in general management, marketing, customer service and human resources. He possesses in-depth knowledge of the high technology industry and has extensive international business experience and expertise. Professor Starner has also held senior Human Resource positions with the General Electric Company.