Bill McMullin is a 56-year-old serial entrepreneur who has been the founder and CEO of multiple companies in the last 35 years.
In 1989, while in university, he started a retail wireless company in Cape Breton which he successfully grew and sold to a competitor in 1993.
In 1994 he founded InfoInterActive Inc. (IIA), a telecommunications software and enhanced services company. In the capacity of CEO, he led the company from its inception to its acquisition by America Online for $43.3 million in July of 2001.
From July 2001 through December 2004, he worked as a vice-president at America Online.
From January 2005 through July 2006, he spent time providing consulting and mentoring services to a number of local organizations.
In August 2006 he returned to his entrepreneurial roots with TrueCheck, an online service which enabled consumers and corporations to order background checks. The TrueCheck platform was acquired under exclusive license by Canada's largest background screening firm in June 2009.
In 2008, McMullin and TrueCheck partner Mike Cairns, began to plan the launch of ViewPoint.ca, a powerful and comprehensive real estate portal.
By late 2012, less than three years after its introduction, ViewPoint.ca overtakes realtor.ca (formerly mls.ca), surpassing the once monopoly in all web metrics. ViewPoint.ca serves more than 10 million pages of property and listing information monthly to Nova Scotia real estate consumers.
The following is a list of activities, transactions and accomplishments that highlight Mr. McMullin's experience:
In addition to the above business activities, McMullin regularly supports a variety of not-for-profit organizations. In 2001 and 2002 he was the Chairman of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the IWK Hospital Capital Campaign. McMullin was also a member of the Premier's Advisor Council on Innovation and has held numerous volunteer Board and committee roles.