Christopher J. Williams

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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 at Lehman Brothers in 1984 and subsequently 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, he 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, The Clorox Company, Ameriprise Financial and, privately held, Cox Enterprises. 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.

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.