Mr. Williams has more than 40 years of experience in the accounting and finance sector, including 36 years in the public accounting industry and over four years serving on the board of various public and private companies. His public accounting experience includes 18 years as a partner with Ernst & Young and seven years as a partner with Grant Thornton. With a primary industry focus in the life sciences/healthcare and technology sectors, he served companies involved in the extended care market, acute care market, and roll-up transactions involving physicians, dentists and ambulatory surgery centers while at Ernst & Young. During his time at Grant Thornton, he served as national leader of the life sciences industry sector and managing partner of the San Diego Office. From 2001 to 2014, Mr. Williams served on the board of directors of the San Diego Venture Group, during which time he also served as the group’s president and chairman. He was also a founding member of the Young VCs of Southern California.
Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of Adhera Therapeutics, Akari Therapeutics, Alphatec Spine, and ImpediMed. He received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Southern Illinois University and completed the director education and certification program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business.