William “Bill” F. Farley
CEO, Liam Ventures
Former CEO of Fruit of the Loom
William F. Farley, also known as Bill, founded Livingston Capital and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 2003. He also served as Principal of Livingston Capital Limited. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard (formerly Kinnard Investments, Inc.) from May 1997 to 2000 and also as Chairman for its subsidiary, John G. Kinnard and Company Inc (“JGK”) since April 1997. He was also a Director of JGK and Miller John Steichen Kinnard since 1997.
His past employments include Science Inc. in which he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Since June 5, 2008, he served as Chairman of Prevu, Inc. (formerly Wilsons The Leather Experts, Inc.) and before that, its Lead Director until 2007. He served as Vice Chairman of First Bank Systems (now U.S. Bancorp), Director of Star Tribune Media Company LLC, and Director of Harte Hanks, Inc. (also known as Trillium Software Inc.). Farley also serves as a Trustee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Inc. and serves as a Director of Abbott Northwestern Hospital Inc.
He is the Founder of Zrii LLC, a global all-natural health and wellness company, and has been its Chief Executive Officer for over 10 years. Zrii is the culmination of a life-long dream to help people discover the joy of great health. Zrii helps people realize their inner potential through amazing all-natural health products and incredible business opportunities. Their business is based on sharing great health and great success with other people. Starting with its record-setting launch – 4,700 Independent Executives on board from day one – Zrii has lived up to its promise, becoming one of the fastest-growing companies in the history of network marketing.
Farley also founded and serves as the Sole Owner of Farley Industries, a private holdings company in the Sears Tower in Chicago, which includes manufacturing of miscellaneous fabricated products for over 41 years. He executed his first leveraged buyout for $1.9 million.
About Zrii LLC
Zrii LLC was founded in 2007. The company’s line of business includes the manufacturing, fabricating, or processing of drugs in pharmaceutical preparations for human or veterinary use.
Zrii health products are the only ones that originate and use 100% all-natural ingredients specifically chosen and formulated to capitalize on the 5,000-year-old wisdom of Ayurveda.
Their products also hold the most prestigious endorsement in the industry—an endorsement from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing™.
Zrii experienced notable success from 2012 to 2015. Zrii monthly sales have skyrocketed from $1.5 million to over $10 million in three years. Because leadership is one of their core values, and they lead by example, they chose 10,000 independent executives who will qualify for their Leadership Academy by 2020. Zrii is helping people around the world reach their dreams through personal growth, financial opportunity, and world-class products that fuel an active lifestyle. Zrii’s success will continue to grow along with their expansion to 18 countries with many more planned for the coming years.
About Farley Industries
William Farley founded Farley Industries in 1976 while working as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. His first acquisition was Anaheim Citrus Products Co. in 1976. Shortly thereafter, in 1977, he purchased a struggling manufacturing company, Baumfolder Corporation. After realizing that Baumfolder’s struggling management and manufacturing divisions needed some serious reworking, he quit his job at Lehman Brothers and moved to Ohio, where Baumfolder was located, to oversee the turnaround of the company. In 1982, he purchased NL Metals for $118 million – the first in a line of significantly larger acquisitions that he would make throughout the next decade.
In the mid-1980s, Farley Industries grew to encompass numerous companies within the manufacturing, mining, and apparel industries, the largest acquisition of which was Northwest Industries in July 1985 for $1.4 billion. This acquisition brought Farley Industries national attention for its size and boldness. Though he eventually sold most businesses within Northwest Industries, he kept two of the most promising subsidiaries – Acme Boot Company and Fruit of the Loom Inc., which grew to be its largest and most successful subsidiary. In March of 1987, he completed a successful $565 million public offering of Fruit of the Loom shares and served as president and CEO of Fruit of the Loom from 1985 to 2000. During that time, Fruit of the Loom’s revenue grew dramatically, from $500 million to almost $2.5 billion.