Bill Yao | Mk II Founder
Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. and B.S. in Economics. In the years following college he worked in New York City as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). While at Merrill Lynch & Co. Bill specialized in sell-side M&A, advising entrepreneurs, families and investors in the sale of their businesses. It was during his time at Merrill where his childhood love of watches was rekindled and combined with the spark of entrepreneurship. In 2001 he returned to The Wharton School, where he earned his M.B.A. It was during his time in graduate school that the Mk II watch company was born.