William Waas, MBA

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Professional Studies, Northwestern University
William Waas is the chairman and CEO of the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF). ITF is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing mentoring to college age students in the transition from academia to industry. He started his career at Grumman Data Systems Corporation and held various management positions in strategic planning, finance, and service management. Waas was senior vice president of service and support at Vanstar Corporation, a $2.5 billion system integrator. At Vanstar, Waas headed the $250 million service organization. Waas was vice president of value added services at Dell Computer Corporation. He was responsible for a $750 million division of Dell, responsible for the sale and delivery of software, peripherals and system integration services. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, Harvard Extension School, Loyola University, and the Morris Graduate School of Management. He is member of the board for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Tampa Bay Chapter. Waas was a co-founder of the service section of CompTIA and was a member of the board and chairman of the association from 1995-1997. Waas holds a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance from Hofstra University. He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.


  • MBA Hofstra University