William Wurts


Mr. William Wurts

Mr. William Wurts

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Wurts has been in the investment consulting business for over 50 years. Prior to establishing Verus, he worked for 23 years as a vice president in the institutional division of Merrill Lynch. In that capacity, Mr. Wurts and his team were responsible for providing ongoing consulting to over 50 major clients in the Pacific Northwest. He founded Verus (formerly known as Wurts & Associates) in Seattle in January 1986 and added the Los Angeles office in 1990.

Mr. Wurts has been a featured speaker at numerous meetings of the Western Pension Conference and the International Foundation of Health, Welfare & Pension Plans on subjects relating to institutional investing. Over the years he has also taught a number of investment courses through the Seattle Community College system. Mr. Wurts is a past president and a member of the board of directors of the Western Pension Conference. He is currently president of the board of directors of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. Mr. Wurts received his bachelor of arts (BA) from Yale University.