Get to Know William C. Stone

Bill Stone was born and raised in Evansville and is the son of the late Patricia Browning and the late Norbert Stone. Stone started SS&C in 1986 working in the basement of his home in Connecticut and funded by the $20,000 he saved from his days as a KPMG executive.  In 2001, Stone refocused and added services such as data centers, then took the company private in 2005.  In 2011, a resurgent SS&C went public again growing to $1.5 billion in revenue, 8,000 employees worldwide, and 73 offices around the world.  Currently, SS&C is traded on Nasdaq (SSNC) with 20,000 employees, including 200 in Evansville.  In 2006, he funded the NJ Stone Baseball Field, named after his father, for Memorial High School, his alma mater.  Most recently Stone, along with his wife Mary, donated $15 million in support of the mission and collaboration between UE, USI, & IU along with hospital partners in the construction of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, an impetus to economic growth for our city and region.


Bill Stone will be honored at the induction ceremony at Old National Events Plaza on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.  The 2019 event will honor our new Laureates and showcase a vignette highlighting their accomplishments while benefiting students as we provide financial literacy, career exploration, employability and life skills, and entrepreneurship programs to the youth of our community. 


We invite you to join Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, Courier & Press, and others in our community for the 14th Annual Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame.  If you have any questions about tickets or sponsorships, please contact Marcia Forston at (812) 425-8152 or