Wali Bacdayan Joins Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees
Wali Bacdayan, who graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 1992 with a B.A. in economics and mathematics, was sworn in as a trustee of his alma mater on Feb. 8, in Lexington, Virginia.
Bacdayan earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in June 1997. He is a former founding partner of Incline Equity Partners, where he was responsible for all aspects of investment management including fundraising, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, sourcing and executing new investments, and managing existing portfolio company performance.=
Prior to co-founding Incline, Bacdayan was a partner at PNC Equity Partners and a financial analyst in the Acquisition and Private Finance Group of Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., where he focused on private debt equity financing for middle market companies. He currently serves as an investor and a board director of several private companies and nonprofit organizations.
Active in alumni engagement, Bacdayan served as co-chairman of his fifth and 25th class reunion committees and as associate class agent from 1992-1997. He has served as the president of the Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter, chair of the chapter’s Alumni Admission Program, and a business competition judge in W&L’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. In May 2017, he was a recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
As a student, Bacdayan was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and served as a dorm counselor and co-chairman of the Student Recruitment Committee. He played football and track and field, and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Bacdayan and his wife, Dr. Wendy (Neel) Bacdayan ’94, have three sons, Ben, William and Charlie.