William Henry Van Pelt IV
Bill Van Pelt, IV provides strategic leadership to The Mid-Continent Companies, Ltd. In addition to board and management responsibilities, Bill directly manages a significant number of client assignments throughout the country. He has more than 29 years of experience working with the most complex business and estate planning situations involving the owners of family-controlled private and publicly held companies. Consequently, Bill is especially adept at identifying latent business planning, estate planning, people and tax issues, their likely impact on a company and its stakeholders, and devising strategies to effectively and efficiently preempt their manifestation. Bill possesses a broad, deep understanding of financial concepts, strategies and tools and their creative application.
Bill serves as chief compliance officer of the company’s wholly-owned broker dealer, has extensive outside board experience, and currently serves as a director of market leading companies in the financial services and marine products industries. An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Bill participates in the leadership of several unique projects at the nexus of the natural environment and outdoor lifestyles: The High Lonesome Ranch, LLC, The High Lonesome Institute, Inc. and, from 2009-2013, Deep Water Cay.
Bill graduated cum laude from Boston College’s School of Management Honors Program with dual degrees in accounting and finance. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 28 and 63 registrations and Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Bill is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, The C Club of Houston, Lochinvar Golf Club and The Holland Society of New York. He resides in Houston with his wife and four children and is a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.