William Cao

Chief Analytics Officer


William has earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS in statistics from Kansas State University, and an MS in applied mathematics from Southeast University. William and his team provide data and analytic leadership to Catalyst’s clients.


William has applied his expertise to lead analytics teams for Associated Bank, BMO Harris Bank and M&I Bank as well as Sprint, H&R Block and Dell.


When William isn’t analyzing data, he’s enjoying the great outdoors any way he can. He and his family enjoy bike riding, fishing, snow skiing, and mushroom picking. Yes, you read it correctly, mushroom picking.


William is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, focusing on education programs that help Chinese students and scholars.


William has taught graduate students at the Business School of Marquette University.