JANICE SAVIN WILLIAMS
Janice Savin Williams is a Co-Founder and Senior Principal of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Established in 1994 by Ms. Savin Williams and husband Christopher, Williams Capital is a full service investment banking firm that serves institutional investors and corporations worldwide in the fixed income and equity capital markets. Over the past 10 years, Williams Capital has ranked among the top 20 most active underwriters of U.S. investment grade corporate debt and has served as lead or co-manager on over 600 public debt and equity offerings with a total face amount of over $800 billion.
Ms. Savin Williams began her 30 plus year career on Wall Street with Shearson Lehman Brothers. She then became Vice President, taxable fixed income sales at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. before joining The Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd. In her capacity as Senior Principal at Williams Capital, she is responsible for developing and servicing the firm’s institutional fixed income relationships and evaluating strategic new business initiatives.
Ms. Savin Williams has served on the Boards of both community and professional associations, including Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, North General Hospital and ISI, Inc., as well as not-for profit organizations such at The Fresh Air Fund. Additionally, Ms. Savin Williams was a Corporate Club member of the Roundabout Theater Company. Currently, Ms. Savin Williams serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is Vice-Chair and Secretary of the newly-formed Board of The Harlem School of the Arts. In 2010, she was appointed Vice Chair of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises by then-U.S. Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke. Furthermore, Ms. Savin Williams is a trustee of Tufts University and also sits on the Board of Directors of several other not-for-profit organizations, including Women In Need and NAACP-ACTSO. Additionally, she is on the Advisory Board of Partnership with Children and The Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. Extremely active in the New York City civic and not-for-profit landscape, Ms. Savin Williams received The 2010 CUP Leadership Award, The African American Heritage Award from The City of New York, the Partnership With Children’s 2004 Ann Vanderbilt Award and the 2004 Business Leadership Award of the New York State Supreme Court.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ms. Savin Williams is a graduate of Tufts University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children, Christopher and Jillian.