Welcome to the online home of William Gerke

Talent Professional

William “Bill” Gerke is a Boston-based Talent professional with extensive Human Resources experience as a generalist, business partner, and leader. He has experience with employee relations, performance, compensation, payroll, benefits, and recruiting. Most recently, Bill has built and led teams responsible for talent-focused operations, technology, and analytics. Bill has worked at organizations ranging from small not-for-profits to global, multinational companies and led teams ranging from two to seventy people. Bill’s greatest strength is leading, managing and developing complex, multi-faceted and diverse teams that support both people and technology. Bill is especially skilled at driving efficiency, effectiveness, and employee experience through people, process, and technology improvements to create organizations that scale as they grow. Read more about Bill’s professional background on his LinkedIn profile.


Bill also writes fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels and short stories under his full name, William Gerke. He has published three novels, one of them co-written with Meredith Watts, and has had several short stories published in various venues. Click on the covers below to learn more about his novels and see his full bibliography.

Human Being

Bill is a voracious reader whose interests include management, leadership, Zen Buddhism and philosophy, psychology, history, the environment, sustainability, and the intersection of all of these as he works to be a better leader, manager, and human being. He also, obviously, reads fantasy and science fiction for fun. In addition to reading and writing, Bill enjoys exploring the wilderness and towns of New England with his family and building Legos, playing video games, and watching superhero movies with his kids. To learn more about Bill’s interests, follow him on Goodreads.