William Epcke

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Account Executive

  • Selling consumer  credit services to a variety of industries
  • After 7.5 months on Collections team, I was promoted to the Finance team
Jun 2011 - Aug 2014

Self Employed 

  • Own, manage and rehab rental properties
  • Manage &/or complete construction projects for other property owners
  • Moderator on a website
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Account Executive

eTactics, Inc
  • Sold claims clearinghouse, statements, and eligibility products to hospitals, billing companies, and collection agencies.
Apr 2009 - Feb 2010

Regional Sales Manager

Search America
  • Managed upper Midwest territory of seven states (IL, IA, MN, WI, NE, ND, SD)
  • Sold revenue cycle solutions to hospitals, both directly and in partnership with Search America's integrated channel partners.
Sep 2003 - Apr 2009

Senior Account Executive

  • Sold consumer and business credit data solutions to a variety of industries: banks, collection agencies, mortgage brokers, and finance companies.
  • Achieved annual Elite Sales status twice in five years.
  • Focused on new business development through the pursuit of unique opportunities and companies. Grew portfolio of business to over $5 million in revenues from an initial goal of $300,000.
Apr 2000 - Sep 2003


Lekberg Construction
  • Ran operations for start up company.
  • Managed projects to ensure timely completion within or under budget.
  • Personally obtained all financing for the company and projects.
  • Helped grow business into billing over $2 million per year.
Dec 1992 - Jan 2000

Sara Lee Branded Foods

Special Segments Manager

  • Sold Sara Lee Brands to the convenience story industry.
  • Called on both distributors and operators.
  • Managed five national convenience store brokers.
  • Oversaw product recall from customers; largest in US history.
  • Sold customers on farmed-out products until our company production began.
  • Opened new distribution.

Regional Manager

  • Managed the smallest territory yet was able to achieve second largest tonnage gain in the company.
  • Opened new distribution.
  • Managed midwest broker from probation to good standing.
  • Participated in interdivisional study focused on the viability of combining the meat, coffee, and bakery brands.

Branded Concepts Manager

  • Developed marketing, signage, training, and operation procedures for branded deli concept.
  • Opened 250+ branded delis nationally.
  • Trained company sales force on selling and maintaining operators.
  • Created training materials for branded concept.
  • Managed two branded concept employees.

Area Sales Manager

  • Sold Bil Mar and Sara Lee products to Northern Illinois distributors and operators.
  • Worked with distributors' sales force to gain distribution of products.
  • Created distributor and operator programs to secure distribution.
Jun 1989 - Dec 1992

Program Supervisor

Jett Services
  • Managed projects for direct mail operations.
  • Organized warehouse to maximize efficiency.
  • Assisted customers, such as Searle and Baxter Labs, with direct mail campaigns.
Oct 1988 - May 1989


Northtown Foodservice
  • Sold parts and service agreements to the food service industry.
  • Grew percentage of agreements sold to McDonalds owners from less than 10% to almost 50% in less than 5 months.
Sep 1987 - Aug 1988


Delice de France

  • Sold fresh, frozen, and raw bakery products to Chicagoland operators.


Dec 2000 - Present


Graham School at the University of Chicago
May 1987 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Cornell College

Career Objective

To be employed by a strategic company with compelling products or services. In return I'll grow revenue through a combination of an identification of new opportunities and subsequent closing of those opportunities, as well as identification of new markets/applications.

Commission Membership

In January of 2015, after being appointed by the Mayor of Des Plaines, I was approved by the Des Plaines City Council to serve on the Consumer Protection Commission, one of only two such commissions in the State of IL. The Commission mediates issues between residents and businesses and attempts to resolve consumer-related complaints. I am scheduled to serve until August of 2018.


Available upon request.