Bill Reeves - Spearheading Hawaii Public Education Initiatives
Bill Reeves is a seasoned Hawaii resident and philanthropist who has leveraged his success in the financial sphere in guiding nonprofits focused on education and social welfare. Among the Hawaii organizations with which Bill Reeves is active are the East West Center Board of Governors and The Learning Coalition, which he cofounded.
Serving as head of macro strategy and trading at JP Morgan in the late 1990s, Mr. Reeves cofounded BlueCrest Capital Management in 2000. The New York and Boston-based firm maintains registered offices in cities such as Chicago, Geneva, and London, and expanded over the years to more than 600 staff members responsible for managing approximately $35 billion in assets. Having sold his share of the company in 2010, he continues to guide BlueMountain Capital Management, which has assets under management of approximately $14 billion.
Mr. Reeves' involvement with The Learning Coalition extends to assisting Hawaii Education Matters, which was established by concerned parents in 2009 and focuses on ensuring that public education continues to meet their children's needs. Through the Coalition, Mr. Reeves has spearheaded efforts to transform schools in ways that reflect students' actual academic and social needs.