Bill Rock

President, MLR Holdings

Bill Rock is a third-generation family member and President of MLR Holdings.  MLR Holdings owns media and B2B information businesses including The 451 Group, the parent company of Uptime Institute and 451 Research, and magazines and media properties under the brands Directors & Boards, Private Company Director, and Family Business
Uptime Institute, the Global Data Center Authority, is focused on improving the performance, reliability and efficiency of business critical infrastructure through industry leading standards and certifications, research, and consulting. Uptime Institute is best known for its creation and global administration of the Tier Standards for Data Center Design, Constructed Facility, and Operational Sustainability, along with its Management and Operations (M&O) reviews and FORCSS methodology. To date, Uptime Institute has awarded over 1,000 certifications to data centers in over 80 countries.
451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, 451 Research provides essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 120 analysts deliver that business value via syndicated research and proprietary data, advisory services, and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations.
Through print and digital publications, handbooks and live conferences, MLR Holdings’ three media properties, Directors & Boards, Private Company Director, and Family Business, provide guidance and insight to public and private company directors, family-owned companies, family offices and advisors on governance, succession, and wealth issues.
Bill received his B.A from Harvard University, his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.   Bill is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization.