William Polk

William Polk

Managing Director

Egis Capital Partners

William Polk has over 30 years of corporate finance, banking, and private equity experience with a particular focus on the Security and Protection industries. Over that period, Mr. Polk has been involved in more than $6 billion of middle market security industry transactions across a variety of security industry sectors. 

Prior to joining Egis Capital Partners, Mr. Polk served as Managing Director of the Security, Defense, and Technology Finance practice at Capital One where he and his team provided financing to companies who protect life, property, and information serving the commercial, residential, and government security markets. Particular areas of Mr. Polk’s focus include physical security products and services, information security, public safety and corrections, the national intelligence contracting community, and the federal, state and local protection security marketplace. 

Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Polk served as Managing Director of CapitalSource Finance’s Security Lending Group and served on CapitalSource’s Executive Committee. Before his tenure at CapitalSource, Mr. Polk was a co-founder and President of SLP Capital, a specialty finance company focused on security industry lending which was acquired by CapitalSource in 2004. SLP Capital was named to the INC 500, Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States, for five consecutive years from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Polk began his career with the Multinational Lending Group at Chemical Bank in New York. He was inducted into the Security Industry Hall of Fame in 2010. 

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Polk currently serves as a trustee of the Edward Mallinckrodt Foundation, and a board member of The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia, and Board Chair of Mary Institute Country Day School. Mr. Polk holds a BA with Honors from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard University.

Sessions

Investment Insights: Perspectives from Wall Street and Private Equity

Friday, October 26th
10:45am11:45am
Follow the money as the chairman of SIA’s Investment Trends Committee is joined by some of the industry’s most active investors, lenders and deal makers to explore the macro trends for capital markets, debt and equity.