William A. Roper
William A. Roper's Bio
Mr. William A. Roper, Jr., also known as Bill, serves as President of Roper Capital Company and has significant leadership experience in operational and financial management, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic restructurings across a broad spectrum of industries and markets.
Mr. Roper has held a number of executive positions throughout his career including Chief Financial Officer of Human Longevity, Inc. (2015-17) and 17 years as Executive Vice President of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as SAIC, Inc.), a diversified science and technology services organization, whose annual revenues grew from less than $1B to nearly $9B during his tenure with the company. He also served as President and CEO of Verisign, Inc., the leading global provider of internet infrastructure and security services and a member of the NASDAQ 100, where he was responsible for restructuring and repositioning the company.
Mr. Roper has been Board Chair of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation and a Trustee of the San Diego County Employee Retirement System. He is also active in several civic and charitable organizations. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Mississippi and graduated from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He also completed the Financial Management Program at Stanford University.