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Bill Harker

Bill Harker

President and Co-Founder of Ashe Capital Management, LP

2024 Inductee

William R. Harker is president and co-founder of Ashe Capital Management, LP, a hedge fund he helped establish in 2013.

Before establishing Ashe in 2013, Bill worked at ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm, as general counsel. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a member of the Office of the Chairman at Sears Holdings Corporation and in various other roles including as general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president of human resources. Prior to ESL and Sears, Bill was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He has previously served as the chairman of the board of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and as vice chairman of the Board of Sears Canada, Inc. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., an Àshe portfolio company, and on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also a member of the New York State Bar. Bill received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was a member of the Law Review and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from West Virginia University. Bill was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia and currently resides in Old Tappan, New Jersey with his wife, Mala Ahuja Harker, and their two children.