Christopher 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).

Williams began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984, advancing to senior management responsibilities in debt capital markets, derivatives, and fixed income trading. He later formed a derivatives division of Jefferies & Company, before founding The Williams Capital Group, L. P. in 1994.

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Since 2000, Thomson Reuters consistently ranked Williams Capital among the most active underwriters of publicly traded equity and investment grade corporate debt offerings. Williams Capital’s clients included more than 65 of the nation’s 200 largest companies and the firm participated in over approximately 1000 corporate debt and equity offerings between 2013 and 2019.


Mr. Williams is a member of the board of directors of several public companies including Ameriprise Financial, the Clorox Company and Union Pacific Corporation. He is also a director of privately held Cox Enterprises, Inc. He also previously served for ten years on the Wal Mart Stores, Inc., board of directors. Mr. Williams also served as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College from 2013 until June 2019, and The 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.