Promotion of William C. King:
SC is pleased to announce that Will King has been promoted to the position of Principal. Will joined the SC team as an Analyst in April 2018, and was promoted to Senior Associate and then Vice President in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
“We are extremely proud of Will’s accomplishments as he continues to excel as a key contributor at SC. Will has played a critical role in deal execution and management of several new investments and continues to add significant value to our portfolio companies,” commented SC Managing Director John Svoboda.
Prior to joining Svoboda Capital Partners, Will was as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division of BMO Capital Markets in Chicago. Will earned a Bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Advisory Board Member Appointment of John L. Simpson:
SC announces the appointment of John Simpson to the SC Advisory Board. After nearly two years as an Operating Partner, Simpson will be transitioning to the Advisory Board and leaving his full-time role with SC to take the CEO position with Convert IT Marketing, an entrepreneurial digital agency focused on the legal sector. Prior to joining SC, Simpson spent 20 years in the legal marketing space including as the CEO of One North Interactive (“One North”), a digital marketing agency and SC Fund III portfolio company, so the Convert IT Marketing role is a unique opportunity for him to build a business in an area he knows well.
“We wish John great success in his new CEO role with Convert IT Marketing. SC is grateful to John for his contributions to the firm and to our portfolio companies as an Operating Partner and we look forward to his continued involvement as a member of the SC Advisory Board. We feel very fortunate to have had such a supportive and dedicated group of advisors throughout our 25-year history and John is a great addition.” commented SC Managing Director John Svoboda.
As mentioned, prior to joining SC, Simpson was the co-founder and CEO of One North, a leading digital marketing agency. He led the management buyout of Hubbard One from Thomson Reuters to create One North, and guided the business through its growth phases, recapitalization with SC, and eventual sale to TEKsystems. John began his career at Accenture and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University.