Areas of Focus
Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Strategic Planning, Manager of Managers
Ms. Williams has more than 20 years of investment management experience prior to joining NexTier. In addition, Ms. Williams most recently served as a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC (Guggenheim), where she was Head of Global Real Assets and Equity Research for Guggenheim Investment Advisors, an affiliate of Guggenheim. At Guggenheim, she developed the real asset and equity investment research processes and led a research team that analyzed quantitative and qualitative data to identify traditional, private equity and hedge fund strategies.
Prior to joining Guggenheim, Ms. Williams was employed at EARNEST Partners, LLC, where she held a product management position. In addition, Ms. Williams was Regional Vice President at Calvert Distributors, Inc. In 1993, Ms. Williams began her investment management career at Brinson Partners (a predecessor company to UBS Global Asset Management, an affiliate of UBS AG), where she was an Associate Director and U.S. Equity Research Analyst.
Ms. Williams earned a BA degree in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.
Ms. Williams is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.