William Swartz, Jr. received his undergraduate degree (BSEE) from the University of Pennsylvania. His M.S. was acquired at The University of Texas at Arlington. In 1993 he received his Ph.D from Yale University in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Throughout his career William (Bill) has worked in the semiconductor industry. His main focus has been on analog and digital circuit design. He developed and wrote a complete placement and routing package called TimberWolf. The success of this software has enabled the formation of TimberWolf Systems, Inc. in which William currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board.