Christopher J. Williams
Chairman, Board of Directors
Christopher Williams is Chairman of the Board of Directors and equity owner of Shank Williams Cisneros & Co., LLC and Principal of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS).
Prior to the forming of SWS in 2019, Mr. Williams was 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 over the course of his tenure, assumed senior management responsibilities in debt capital markets, derivatives, and fixed income trading. Mr. Williams then formed a derivatives division of Jefferies & Company, which later became The Williams Capital Group, L. P. in 1994. For nearly two decades prior to its merging into SWS, The Williams Capital Group consistently ranked among the most active underwriters of equity and investment grade debt offerings.
Mr. Williams has been recognized by Crain’s New York Business, Fortune magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for his leadership in the financial services industry. Mr. Williams serves on the board of directors of Ameriprise Financial, Inc., The Clorox Company and Cox Enterprises, Inc. Previously, Mr. Williams also served a 16-year term on the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation and a ten-year term on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is the former 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.