is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Aerotech.
Under his leadership, Reliance Aerotech has leveraged its corporate
finance, strategy, operations, marketing and communications expertise
to create value in key segments of the aerospace industry. Williams’s
entrepreneurial drive has resulted in Reliance successfully completing
transactions with several of the world’s leading aerospace
Williams is also a sought after advisor and an advisory board member
to a major private equity fund, representing the interests of one
of Canada’s largest pension funds.
Prior to establishing Reliance, Williams was a founder and managing
director of Newcrest Capital Inc. He contributed his expertise to
more than 20 of Newcrest’s financings, mergers and acquisitions,
and takeovers, including major transactions for several recognized
leaders within the aerospace industry.
Williams’s distinguished financial career has included prominent
roles as an executive, research director and top-ranked securities
analyst with several leading investment firms. In 1997 he contributed
to the first edition of the Handbook of Canadian
responsible for the transportation sector.
Before joining the financial sector, Williams was a partner in a
consulting engineering firm, a general manager of a high technology
company, and portfolio manager in a venture capital firm.
Williams holds three degrees from the University of Toronto – a
Master of Business Administration, a Master of Applied Science in
Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering
Science. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng), Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) and a private pilot.
Williams is an active volunteer and philanthropist with many charitable
organizations. He founded the BayStock Foundation in 1998 to support
youth charities and serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory
Board for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and a member
of Group of 175 at the University of Toronto. In recognition of his
outstanding voluntary service to UofT, Williams was inducted into
the University’s Arbor Society in 2000.