Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, because one can hardly look beyond the profits and numbers. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with William Lerner. The world knows Mr. Learner as the owner, president and CEO of iPark – a family-owned parking garage service in New York Area, which has more than 100 facilities throughout the metropolitan region. However, the other world knows him as the philanthropist, who doesn’t mind pushing for the causes he believes in.
An honest start
Billy, as he is fondly known to many, found real passion for business early in life. He started working in the parking garages owned by his father, and soon after, he took over the business with an intention of changing the overall graph. Before that, he graduated from University of Colorado in business, just to get more idea of the work and the complicated management aspects. Soon after, William redeveloped and revamped all operational functions, adding technology to the mix. His efforts converted Imperial Parking to iPark- a brand that stands on his own.
Charity and causes
Billy Lerner has spent more than two decades in charity work, donating and working closely with many organizations. Not a long time ago, he founded Billy4Kids, an organization that promises to distribute and donate shoes to underprivileged children. Billy had seen the kind of parasitic diseases that children deal with, simply because they miss a pair of footwear, and he pledged to change the same. Apart from donating shoes to children in need, the organization also works with other charities in varied parts of the globe, so as to maximize the reach and effort.
When Billy isn’t working, he is often kite surfing or spending time with his kids. Probably you thought multitasking would be hard, but this man can inspire others for a better world.