Bill Caesar was the Chief Executive Officer of WCA Waste, a $400 million+ revenue, private equity-backed, non-hazardous solid waste collection, disposal, and recycling company headquartered in Houston, Texas that was sold to GFL Environmental in October 2020. Bill joined WCA in 2014 after serving as President of WM Recycling and the WM Organic Growth Group, where he managed a $1.5 billion recycling P&L and oversaw Waste Management’s $340 million portfolio of investments in early stage technologies and services. Prior to holding those positions, Bill served as Waste Management’s first Chief Strategy Officer.
Before Waste Management, Bill was a principal in the Atlanta Office of McKinsey & Company, the world’s leading management consulting firm. During his 13-year tenure at McKinsey, Bill advised clients across the basic materials, industrial and services sectors on corporate strategy, growth initiatives, and performance improvement strategies. From 2006 to 2010, Bill co-lead the Firm’s global biofuel and bio-based chemical practice.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Bill was a Special Assistant to Ambassador Thomas Simons, the Coordinator of the U.S. assistance program in the former Soviet Union. Bill also served as a Russian political and economic analyst at the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency, where he focused on defense conversion and nationalities issues. While at the State Department, Bill served for over one year at the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russia and made numerous trips to Russia and Central Asia.
Bill holds a BA from Colgate University, an MA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was awarded a Keller Scholar Fellowship and graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.
Bill is also a member of the Board of Directors of Agilyx AS, a publicly-traded advanced chemicals recycling business and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF).