In 2009, Wills left bright prospects at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking to pursue more personal passions and founded DarkHorse Investors. The project was born out of a need that was sensed during his own collegiate years; to provide a platform to truly enrich the educational experience at a time when students’ minds and ambitions are most alive.
In this vein, Wills’ life has consistently been defined by a deep human interest. In college, he was a visible member of the community, spearheading a number of programs to enhance campus life, and frequently collaborating with friends on small start-up initiatives.
He has also devoted much of his time to service,and his efforts have been duly noticed; receiving the President’s Student Service Award from both Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Wills attended Phillips Academy Andover and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colgate University, with a BA in Chinese Language and in Latin American Studies. He spent a year living in China and studying Chinese at the Beijing Capital University of Economics. He speaks fluent Spanish, broken-Chinese, and conversational “Startup”. Wills is most inspired when working with young entrepreneurs on their ideas.