Employee Spotlight – William Dick
William Dick joins Nexus PMG as a financial analyst supporting Nexus W2V. William earned his accounting degree from the University of Kentucky and holds a CPA license from the state of Kentucky and Washington, DC. William started his career as an auditor with KPMG, where he was promoted to manager. He then moved into consulting, and after developing his network, decided he was ready to start driving change for the greater good. William worked as the Sales Director at a Washington, DC solar company where he educated residents and installed numerous local solar installations before joining the Nexus PMG team.
Tell us about yourself and your background.
I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, so bourbon and horse racing are in my blood. I’m an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. (Go Wildcats!) After earning my CPA license, I moved to Dallas, TX to work for KPMG. At KPMG I audited M&A deals of oil and gas companies. While in Dallas, I owned a motorcycle which I raced at local tracks in Texas. I then moved to Washington, DC, and spent some time auditing the Department of Defense. Concluding that government accounting was not for me, I moved into financial consulting. Living in DC has given me a great opportunity to explore the Northeastern US.
People would be surprised if they knew:
I lived in an Airstream trailer during the pandemic.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
Learning about the new projects and determining how to model the financials for each new project.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Play the piano. The piano is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments and hearing it is relaxing.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Attitude is everything.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Sailing regattas or anything that gets me on the water. I enjoy going outdoors, so hiking and camping are high on the list, along with working out.
What places have you lived in?
I have lived in Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and Amsterdam. Out of all the places I have lived, Amsterdam is my favorite for its museums and cultures from all over the world. Also, any city on a body of water will rank high on my list.
If you could implement one sustainable swap in the world right now, what would it be?
Nuclear. If we could switch all the power plants in the US and other developed nations to nuclear, that would be my choice. This would have a substantial impact on our carbon reduction goals. And it would allow us to free up resources to drive innovation in other renewable sources which we could provide to developing countries so we can help decrease the poverty rate while supporting growth in those countries.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Be curious, not judgmental.
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