Bill Shelton, CEO, 200m and 400m Masters Runner

“There are many people who are financially successful. There are also many people who do good in the world. I’m trying to do both at the same time.”

Bill is a co-founder and CEO of Elites Optimization Services, whose mission is to improve athletes’ futures and mentoring several world class athletes.  

Prior to EOS, Bill has worked for the last 15 years on Wall Street at JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in their investment bank (equity derivative sales).   Prior to Wall Street, Bill was an entrepreneur and best known as the founder of Bingwa Software Company. Bingwa’s most successful product was the Mathematical Heritage Series, used in sixty school systems throughout the country. While at Bingwa, Bill was recognized as one of “America’s Top 50 Blacks in Technology” and a finalist for Black Enterprise’s Inaugural Business Innovator of the Year Award.

The most important thing in Bill’s life is helping others. The most illustrative example is his co-founding of the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection, established for the need to safeguard youth sports participants from sex predators. He is also their board president. 

Bill was a M50 Masters American Record holder in the 4×400 and winner at Penn Relays and Millrose Games in the 4×400 M50 Masters division. He is a two-time high school All-American and letterman at Texas A&M University and graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. He also has an M.B.A from the University of Virginia, where he was bestowed with the C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award.