William P. (Bill) Foley, II has served as Executive Chairman of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a premier provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage industry, since January 2014 and as Chairman of the board of directors of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) since 1984. Bill served as Executive Chairman of FNF from October 2006 until January 2016, as Chief Executive Officer of FNF from 1984 until May 2007, and as President of FNF from 1984 until December 1994.
Bill was the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. from March 2012 through May 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chairman of FIS from February 2006 through February 2011 and as non-executive Chairman from February 2011 to March 2012. Bill has also served as Co-Executive Chairman of CF Corp. since April 2016.
Bill served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Lender Processing Services, Inc. from July 2008 until March 2009. Mr. Foley also serves on the boards of directors of the Foley Family Charitable Foundation and the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, and is a founder, trustee and director of the Folded Flag Foundation. Mr. Foley also is Chairman, CEO and President of Foley Family Wines Holdings, Inc., which is the holding company of numerous vineyards and wineries located in the U.S. and in New Zealand, and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC, which is the company that owns the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League team. The Golden Knights Foundation, established by Bill, is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the primary charitable link between the NHL’s newest team and the Las Vegas community. The foundation supports Las Vegas non-profits that make a difference every day via direct grants and fundraising partnerships in an effort to strengthen and inspire our community.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Foley served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of captain.