Janice Savin Williams is Co-Founder and Sr. Principal of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Established in 1994 by Mrs. 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 consistently ranked among the top 20 most active underwriters of U.S. investment grade corporate debt. In 2011, Williams Capital served as lead or co-manager on over 150 public debt and equity offerings with a total face amount of over $200 billion.
Mrs. Savin Williams began her 30+ 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. As Sr. Principal at Williams Capital, she is responsible for developing and servicing the firm’s institutional fixed income relationships and evaluating strategic new business initiatives.
Mrs. Savin Williams has served on the boards of community and professional associations as well as not-for profit organizations including The Fresh Air Fund, ISI, Inc., Roundabout Theater Company, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and North General Hospital.
Currently, Mrs. Savin Williams serves as Vice-Chair and Secretary of the newly-formed board of The Harlem School of the Arts. She also sits on the board of directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Women In Need and NAACP-ACTSO; the advisory board of the Partnership With Children and The Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. Additionally, she serves as a Trustee of Tufts University. In 2010, she was appointed Vice Chair of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises by U.S. Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke. Extremely active in the New York City civic and not-for-profit landscape, Mrs. 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, Mrs. Savin Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Tufts University. She currently resides in New York with her husband and two children.
Last updated: June 2013