Bill Earnshaw is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) practice focusing on R&D transformation in the fields of technology and semiconductors. He is an expert in the areas of technology strategy development, go-to-market capabilities, and R&D value creation. He joined the firm in January 2019.

Bill works with his clients on strategic product and market planning, technology roadmap management, operations/materials management, M&A, and international design center management. He has experience as well in digital, analog, and mixed signal development, and software and firmware development.

Prior to joining BCG, Bill spent eight years at Qualcomm as SVP of Engineering and most recently as Technology Leader of IP Strategy. Prior to Qualcomm, Bill was VP of Engineering at Atheros Communications developing multiple industry-leading hardware and software platforms.


  • MBA, Old Dominion University
  • BS, summa cum laude, electric engineering, Old Dominion University


  • 20 US Patents awarded in advanced computing and communications technologies