PSMJ Team Member William Fanning

William Fanning

Director of Research | Consultant

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Expertise: Financial Management | Ownership & Leadership Transition | Mergers & Acquisitions


With more than 40 years of design industry experience as a manager, consultant, and writer, Bill Fanning has helped numerous firms throughout the country improve profitability and firm management as well as transition firm ownership.

Bill is the Director of Research for PSMJ, who is responsible for the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of data in PSMJ’s Quarterly Monthly Forecast Report. Bill has made several presentations at the local, state, and national levels for various professional societies, and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications serving the design profession.

In addition to his role as Director of Research, Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the area of business valuation and has completed thousands of valuations of thousands of A/E/C firms in this time. He is often sought out for his expertise on the subject of A/E/C firm valuation and testified as an expert witness in a number of jurisdictions.

Bill’s degrees, both undergraduate and graduate, are in accounting.