Before joining BATS, Williams was a vice president with Fleishman-Hillard in Kansas City, where he established the financial practice at the fourth-largest office in the global public relations firm’s 85-office network.
He also worked with New York-based public and investor relations firm Starkman & Associates as senior managing director. The National Stock Exchange is among the firms Williams has counseled.
Williams holds a degree in journalism from Lehigh University and also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He played football as an offensive lineman at both schools.
He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 licenses.
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