Bill Green, Renowned Serial Entrepreneur and Author to Headline B&P Icon Breakfast

Amid premium networking, a wide array of business leaders and professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from startup mogul, philanthropist and author of the #1 new book for entrepreneurs, ALL IN: Real Life Business Lessons from Aspiring Entrepreneurs, William S. “Bill” Green. Known for presenting his straight talk and practical tools with humor and no holds barred, Green will keynote the Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018.

Breakfast (dietary laws observed) and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the program will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. The couvert is $36. Like the previous acclaimed and well-attended Icon events, this latest in the series will take place in Zinman Hall at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus at 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. in Boca Raton.

During his 40-year career, Green has become best known for “bootstrapping a startup” before anyone knew what the word “startup” meant. He is the Founder and CEO of the Crestar Group of Companies and LendingOne. He also founded the Interline Brands, now owned by The Home Depot. Committed to giving back, his Green Family Charitable Foundation focuses on children. Green has also mentored young entrepreneurs and been a volunteer business professor at Rutgers University.

"We are extremely proud that Bill Green will headline our program, and offer this opportunity to learn from a true business icon,” said Lauren Cohen, Industry Icon Co-Chair. “His experience, insights and wisdom as a phenomenally successful entrepreneur across industries will be of high interest and great value throughout our B&P members' broad range of fields.

“Federation’s Business & Professional Division, now co-chaired by Gregory Gefen and Tracy Kawa, has built a community of local business leaders and professionals who look forward to gathering on a regular basis,” said Cohen’s Co-Chair, Jeff Shavitz. “We learn together as we make meaningful professional and personal connections through high-level networking, informative programs with industry experts and philanthropic activities. Together we are redefining business networking, enabling valuable connections among a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs to help build their businesses and our community.”

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The Industry Icon event is generously sponsored by HJ Sims, Hotwire Communications, Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Virgin Printing Corp. The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.


William S. “Bill” Green is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, volunteer business mentor and professor, and philanthropist. During his 40-year career, he gained renown for “bootstrapping a startup” before anyone knew what the word “startup” meant.

Bill is the Founder and CEO of LendingOne, which provides real estate bridge and rental term loans to non-owner occupied real estate investment properties. He is also Managing Director of The Crestar Group of Companies, which is currently comprised of private equity and debt funds.

Among his other endeavors, Bill created the Interline Brands, now owned by The Home Depot. He is the author of the #1 new book for entrepreneurs, ALL IN: 101 Real Life Business Lessons from Aspiring Entrepreneurs. He is also weekly contributing writer to

Green is highly regarded for sharing his valuable tools with straight talk, humor and no holds barred.