HD Smith Appoints Bill Williams as CFO
HD Smith, a large US pharmaceutical wholesaler, has appointed Bill Williams as company-wide chief financial officer (CFO). Williams, who served recently as interim CFO, will report to chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Dale Smith.
Williams comes from Tatum, a US firm specialising in interim executive staffing. In this capacity, he served as a partner in the Tatum Chicago office. During his career, Williams has served in financial oversight roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies including Kraft Foods, Allied Signal and Martin Brower Company (the largest McDonald’s Corporation distributor in the Americas).
Williams has served in varied executive positions including senior vice president (SVP), CFO, chief operating officer (COO) and management consultant in chemicals, distribution, automotive, consumer products and technology companies. His combination of operations, manufacturing and financial management experiences provide unique understanding to the health products wholesale and distribution industry.
Williams received his JD from DePaul University (where he is completing his LLM in International Law). He earned his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a specialisation in Finance; and his undergraduate degree is in business and certified public accountant (CPA) from Northern Illinois University.