Janice Savin-Williams is Co-Founder and Sr. Principal of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Established in 1994 with 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.
Williams Capital consistently ranks among the top 20 most active underwriters of U.S. investment grade corporate debt. In 2016, the firm served as Lead or Co-Manager on corporate, municipal, agency debt and equity offerings totaling nearly $500 billion.
Janice 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.
Janice’s past board memberships include The Fresh Air Fund, ISI, Inc., Roundabout Theater Company, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, North General Hospital, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Women In Need, NAACP-ACTSO, The Partnership with Children and The Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. In 2010, Janice was appointed Vice Chair of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises by U.S. Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke.
Janice has received many honors for her leadership and activism in New York’s civic and not for profit landscape. She is the recipient of The Council of Urban Professionals’ Leadership Award, the Partnership with Children’s Ann Vanderbilt Award, the African American Heritage Award from The City of New York, and the Business Leadership Award of the New York State Supreme Court.
Currently, Janice serves as Vice-Chair and Secretary of The Harlem School of the Arts and serves as a Trustee of Tufts University.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Janice Savin-Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Tufts University. She currently resides in New York with her husband and two children. She was elected to the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2010.
Revised April 2017