Chief Executive Officer

William Hill

William Hill has been with Copyright Essentials LLC since 2011. With over 20 years of extensive experience in Information technology and Program Management William’s prior experience includes U.S. Copyright Office, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Lucent Technologies and SAIC.

William brings to Copyright Essentials LLC a proven ability to manage high profile projects, supporting company objectives, translating business needs into technology requirements, and delivering significant cost savings. This kind of thought leadership enhances the Copyright Essential, LLC’s best value brand of professional, quality service to National and International customers to help form strong business relationships worldwide.

William earned his MBA Degree from Johns Hopkins University and an Industrial Engineering Degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He also holds certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library ( ITIL v3 ), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Building Rapports in Customer Relationships,  as well as Confrontation and Conflict and Information Security.


Vice President of Operations

Stephen Allen

Stephen Allen is formerly a Lead Specialist for the US Copyright Office with 4 years of expertise in assisting and completing Copyright applications. Stephen  graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. He has a Information Technology background and attained an A+ and Network + Certification from CompTIA. As a former lead in the U.S. Copyright Office Stephen mastered the application process and assisted the team with over 500 copyright applicants a day. These numbers have increased the number of satisfied customers at the U.S. Copyright Office enhancing the copyright office customer experience.


Chief Financial Officer

Lee Rideout

CFO Lee Ridout is a 15 year accountant who has worked in various sectors such as banking, healthcare, public accounting, manufacturing, government accounting and pharmaceuticals. Within the current role of Plant Cost Accountant for FMC BioPolymer, some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to comprising variance reports, overseeing and maintaining a capital spending budget of $4MM, developing and reporting the monthly forecast and balancing the yearly budget of $30+MM.  Lee is native of Philadelphia, graduated from Cheyney University of Cheyney, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Administration in Business Degree with a concentration in Accounting. Some of Lee’s prior companies include well known Commerce Bank (now known as TD Bank), SCA Incontinence Care and DuPont. Lee’s attention to detail, determination, drive and passion for numbers is what sets him apart from other accountants.