Bill Banker is a life-long resident of West Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Purdue University where he was the starting pitcher for the Purdue baseball team, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Organizational Communication and a second degree in Public Relations. He began his career in the investment field in 1985 working for Smith Barney in Lafayette. After 13 years of working in the industry he grew frustrated with commission based advising. At a time when the investment industry was just beginning to move away from a strict commission based structure, Bill chose to open up his own registered investment advisory firm. He is the founder and President of Banker Investment Group, serving clients mostly in Indiana and Illinois, and actively managing more than $100 million for high net worth individuals. He helped clients weather the stock market crash in 1987, the tech bubble in 2000, and the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. He began lecturing at Purdue in the fall of 2013 for the financial counseling department, teaching students about personal investments. His course provides basic tools to analyze investment decisions and risk management. The focus is given to portfolio theory, capital market equilibrium, asset pricing theories, fixed-income securities, security analysis, as well as portfolio management.