Mr. Williams received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Tampa. After graduating, he spent 10 years with Ciba (today known as Novartis) and two years at GSK. During this formative time, he pioneered the earliest direct-to-consumer ad and patient engagement campaigns in the industry.
Mr. Williams’s experience spans pharmaceutical, healthcare IT, drug development, business-to-consumer web-based services, and physician practice management. He’s worked for start-ups and scale-ups in clinical, corporate, and consumer target markets. He also co-founded a few companies, including NextAudio, a business-to-consumer media company, Advanced Veterinary Imaging Centers, a mobile MRI service for the veterinary market, and HealthMatics, one of the first software providers for electronic medical records.
Mr. Williams also spent 14 years as co-founder and CEO of Clinipace Worldwide, a contract research organization that focuses on developing innovative technologies for conducting clinical trials. During his tenure, the company made INC Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America for four consecutive years beginning in 2011. In mid-2018, he served as CEO of MindPath Care Centers, an outpatient behavioral health company.
He was one of PharmaVoice’s 100 most Inspiring People in 2007 and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast Finalist in 2015. He served as an Executive Committee Member of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development in Research Triangle Park from 2015 to 2018. He has served on several corporate Boards in addition to CRC and has served on the Board of Directors for Cathedral Corporation since 1998.
Mr. Williams is an avid mountain biker, fisherman, and boater. When not on the trails or water, he spends time with his wife and twin daughters.