William F. Floyd

WILLIAM F. FLOYD, PhD, CPA, is an Expert Advisor to Floyd Advisory. Dr. Floyd is the President and Founder of Floyd Analytics, a firm specializing in quantitative analyses of accounting issues.

Dr. Floyd is an expert in financial reporting and disclosures, research design and econometrics, and the use of alternative data in economic analyses.

Prior to founding Floyd Analytics, Dr. Floyd worked at the intersection of accounting, data science, and quantitative finance. He was on the founding team of Pluribus Labs, a quantitative equity manager with a focus on machine learning and investment insights systematically drawn from text data. Pluribus Labs was acquired by Golden Gate Capital in 2017 and again by Exos Financial in 2022. Before pursuing his PhD, Dr. Floyd was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York.

Dr. Floyd holds a PhD in Accounting from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in Economics, both summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and has earned the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential granted by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, an entity under the control of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.

Education & Certifications

  • PhD in Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York (CPA)
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board