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Board of Advisors


William D. Elliott

William D. Elliott

Bill Elliott serves as legal counsel for BellTower Technologies LLC. Elliott is past chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, past chair of the Finance Committee and past member of the Executive Committee. He is past chairman, Section of Taxation, State Bar of Texas, and past president of the SMU Law School Alumni Association. A native of Sherman, TX, Elliott holds law degrees from Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1973) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation 1974).



Clay Cipione

Clay Cipione

Claymon A. Cipione brings a lifetime of development and operational experience to the board of BellTower Technologies. Most recently, Cipione was Corporate VP and CIO of AMD, a global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. Prior to that, Cipione co-founded Newisys, a server and storage company based in Austin, TX (later acquired by Sanmina-SCI in 2003). He was also senior vice president of software development at America Online (AOL), where he led the company’s world-class team of 800 software developers whose work supports the communication needs of its 35+ million users. He spent 25 years at IBM where his last assignment was the creation of AIX and the RS6000.



James S. Dyer

Jim Dyer

Jim Dyer holds the Fondren Centennial Chair in Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a professor since September 1978. Dr. Dyer served as the Chair of the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business from 1988 to 1997. Dr. Dyer’s research and teaching interests include risk management and capital budgeting. He has published three books and more than sixty articles on risk analysis and investment science.

Dr. Dyer has consulted with a number of companies regarding the application of decision and risk analysis tools to a variety of practical problems, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the RAND Corporation, AEP, IBM, PEMEX and the Department of Energy. He received a BA degree in physics in 1965 and a PhD degree in business administration in 1969, both from The University of Texas at Austin.