Entrepreneurs and Executives Series: Angie’s List Co-Founder and CEO Bill Oesterle Discusses Transitioning from Private Company to Public Company

April 22, 2015 | 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm | Moritz College of Law Room 251

Update, April 22, 2015: Bill Oesterle was unable to present a talk due to a last minute change in his schedule. Professor Dale Oesterle spoke to a group of 40+ students about entrepreneurialism and business decision-making.

Students and faculty are invited to a discussion with Bill Oesterle, Co-founder and CEO of Angie’s List, about the company’s transition from a private to public company on the NASDAQ exchange. Moritz Law Professor Dale Oesterle will provide introductory remarks and facilitate Q&A.

Bill Oesterle has served as a board member of Angie’s List since its inception in 1995. He joined the management team of Angie’s List as chief executive officer in 1999. Prior to that, Oesterle was a partner with CID Equity Partners, a Midwest-based venture capital firm.

In 1987, Oesterle was recognized as an Indiana State Governor’s Fellowship Finalist and served as administrative assistant to Indiana Gov. Robert Orr, with responsibility for international trade and relations. In 1988, he was appointed as director of corporate affairs for the Hudson Institute, a public policy research institute located in Indianapolis. In 1999, Indianapolis Business Journal selected Oesterle as a “Forty Under 40” honoree for outstanding professional achievements.

Bill serves on the Board of Directors The National Bank of Indianapolis.  Additionally, Bill co-founded the Governor Robert Orr Fellowship Program, which provides a two-year fellowship at an Indianapolis-area business to graduates of Indiana colleges and universities or Indiana residents.

Bill graduated from Purdue University in 1987 with an honors degree in economics. That year he was recognized as an Indiana State Governor’s Fellowship finalist and served as Administrative Assistant to Governor Robert Orr of Indiana and took responsibility for international trade and relations.

In 1992, Bill earned his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and was awarded a Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship.