William (Bill) Wiggenhorn is a principal of Main Captiva, LLC. Bill is responsible for custom-designed executive development strategy, systems, and programs, as well as talent management strategies and systems. Bill is an acknowledged expert in the fields of training and development, executive and leadership development, e-learning, marketing, and business strategy.
Bill has been a consultant to industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. He has worked with clients in 60 countries. He also served as a senior learning and development executive at Xerox and as Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Motorola and Cigna. Perhaps best known for establishing Motorola University (MU) as the benchmark corporate university, Bill expanded MU’s international reach to encompass 101 education offices in 24 countries. He developed two corporate museums, several corporate customer briefing centers, the archives of the corporation, a university and secondary-education relationship team, and an externally-focused consulting team that worked with key Motorola customers and suppliers, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Labs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and 40 universities around the world.
In addition to his work in the marketing, engineering, and financial industries, Bill’s board participation has included the ASTD Council of Governors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Educational Testing Service, the Emory University Business School Advisory Board, the University of Tennessee Business School, the Villanova University Engineering School Board, the Institute for Work and the Economy at Northern Illinois University, the Center for Creative Leadership Board of Governors, the Rochester Institute of Technology President’s Council, the USA National Commission on Education and The Economy, and the Board of Directors of Smarter Solutions, an education company focused on improving quality in the work environment.
Bill is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASTD 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, the McKinsey Award for best article in the Harvard Business Review, the Rose-Huhlman Institute Award of Excellence in Corporate Education, the China Society/Xilin Association Educator of the Year Award 2000, the University of Dayton Alumni Award for work in the field of education, and the State of Penang Malaysia’s Governor’s Award, and honorary title of Datuk for contribution to the development of citizens of that state. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton.