Meet The Team – Bill Boutwell

Time for another round of Meet the Team! This time we want to introduce you to our COO, Bill Boutwell. He has been with PPR for 16 years!!!!


1. Tell us why you love being a COO? What are the best parts about your job?

I like that I get to work with folks from all areas of the business and that much of what I do is figure out ways to provide them with resources that support them in their jobs.  I love having the opportunity to help employees have a great work experience that affords them not only a nice career, but a good work life balance as well.  Understanding what PPR means to employees is extremely rewarding.


2. What is the worst job you have ever had?

Installing air conditioning duct work in attics during the summer.  Not only was it miserably hot, but being 6’4” tall did not lend itself to working easily in small attic spaces.


3. What is your best dance move?

To stay off of the dance floor


4. Favorite thing to do outside of work?

I love working on my house and playing basketball


5. Favorite TV Show?

Anything NCIS and the Blacklist are neck and neck.  However, new show gaining momentum with me is State of Affairs.


6. What is one interesting fact that no one knows about you?

I was featured in a Ball Park Frank add with Billy Martin and Jim Rice when I was 7 years old.


7. If you could choose one super power what would it be and why?

I wish I could do that turn back time thing that Superman did in order to save Lois Lane.  I would love to be able to do that in order to have one more guys night out to Ruth’s Chris with my Grandfather.


8. Tell us what you like best about working for PPR?

What I like best is “working for PPR”.  I have had other good jobs that I enjoyed with good companies prior to working here.  However, PPR is without a doubt a special place.  It is hard for me to believe I’ve been here for almost 16 years.  I cannot imagine working anyplace else.