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Charles M. Williams, Jr.
Mr. Williams is a member of Axum’s advisory board. Mr. Williams is currently a Managing Partner and co-founder of Integrated Capital Strategies, an asset management and advisory services firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also a co-founder of Blue Ridge Holdings, a bank holding company and the parent company of CertusBank. Previously, he served from 2001 to 2008 as Managing Director and Principal Administrative Officer of Global Markets and Global Investment Banking at Bank of America.
Mr. Williams joined Bank of America in 1996 as Managing Director and Senior Vice President responsible for worldwide regulatory compliance risk management in the global finance division. He was named principal compliance officer of NationsBank and was responsible for overseeing regulatory and compliance risk management across the corporation in 1996. He continued in this position following the merger of NationsBank and Bank of America in 1998 and was named corporate risk evaluation executive in 1999, responsible for global audit, compliance, credit review and regulatory relations.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Charles worked as a trader and senior regulatory risk management executive at several top-tier Wall Street investment banks. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Marquette University. He formerly served on the boards of the United Way Legacy Foundation, Junior Achievement, and Charlotte Latin School. He is a member of the Marquette University President’s Council.