Christopher J. Williams is Chairman, CEO and founder of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Williams Capital Management, LLC.
Mr. Williams began his career in 1984, and over the course of his tenure with the firm, assumed senior management responsibilities in debt capital markets, over the counter derivatives, and taxable fixed income trading. After departing Lehman Brothers to form a derivatives division of Jefferies & Company, Chris established The Williams Capital Group, L. P. in 1994. Mr. Williams has leveraged his extensive experience in the fixed income, equity, and derivatives markets to direct the firm’s strategic efforts in investment banking and asset management.
Since 2000, Thomson Financial has consistently ranked Williams Capital, among the most active underwriters of publicly traded equity and investment grade corporate debt offerings. Both “Fortune” magazine and “Crain’s New York Business” have recognized Chris Williams for his leadership in the financial services industry.
Mr. Williams serves on the board of directors for Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Cox Enterprises, Inc. and The Clorox Company. Mr. Williams previously served, for 10 years, on the Board of Directors for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Williams also served, for 6 years, on the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Christopher J. Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.