Bill Battillo joined Vanguard Associates in August 2002. Prior to joining the Vanguard team, Mr. Battillo was in the commercial banking industry for 12 years. He began his banking career as a management associate with SunTrust Bank in Ormond Beach, Florida. Here he gained valuable training in commercial lending. After 6 years with SunTrust, Mr. Battillo joined Colonial Bank as Vice President in commercial lending. With Colonial Bank, he specialized in commercial real estate lending and progressed to the position of Lake County President. His banking experience also includes the founding of Reunion Bank of Florida.
Bill’s role with Vanguard Associates centers on securing funding for new and existing projects. In addition to the financing side of the business, Mr. Battillo is involved in property management, specifically of a large segment of Vanguard’s Florida portfolio, and the identification of new acquisitions. Mr. Battillo is a graduate of The University of Florida (BS '89). He and his wife live in Orlando, Florida with their two children and they enjoy boating, fishing and spending time with their family.