William B. Tyree Managing Partner
William (Bill) Tyree is the Managing Partner of Brown Brothers Harriman, chairing the Firm’s Executive Committee and serving as well on its Finance Committee. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined BBH in 1985, was named a Partner in 2001, and was appointed to the role of Managing Partner in 2016. Having spent his entire career at BBH, Bill has been a key driver of the Firm's mission to be a trusted, valued and differentiated partner to every client we serve.
Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Bill spent eight years serving as the global head of Investor Services, BBH’s largest business. During this time, BBH’s Investor Services business became a top provider of comprehensive asset servicing and technology solutions to leading global asset gatherers and financial intermediaries. By collaborating with clients to develop relevant and innovative solutions, the business earned a reputation for delivering superior service with expertise in cross-border asset servicing, capital markets, and handling the most complex asset classes.
From 1992 to 2008, Bill was responsible for the Firm’s Treasury & Markets Division, overseeing asset-liability management, cash management, foreign exchange trading, equity brokerage, securities lending and cash network management. Bill began his career as a management trainee and his first assignment was as a corporate lending officer, specializing in trade finance, in the Private Banking division.
Outside of the Firm, Bill is active serving his community. Passionate about education for underprivileged youth, Bill serves as the President of the Boy’s Club of New York, a 140-year-old social service organization serving over 3,000 boys in New York City. He is also a Trustee and the Treasurer of The Hotchkiss School, The Links Club and The Creek.
Bill has a BA degree in English from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in New York City with his wife and his three children.