William B. Wigton

Founding Partner


Bill is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Merrion Financial Group. He began his career as a Government Bond salesman at Morgan Guaranty Trust in 1970, was a member of the Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Department, and later became Senior Vice President of the Government Bond Department at Dillon Reed. Prior to forming Merrion in 1989, Bill was a General Partner of Lazard Frères & Co.
Bill received his B.A. in Economics from Lynchburg College, and has twice served as Trustee of the College. Bill has also served as Trustee of the American Diabetes Association, Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Berkshire School, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and he is currently a Trustee of the Hillside Cemetery Association. Additionally, Bill was a former Dirtector of Maxcor International, Munn Bernhard Investment Management Co., and College Savings Bank.