Victor Williams is a member of Axum’s advisory board. Mr. Williams brings extensive mergers and acquisition and investing experience to Axum’s board. Mr. Williams is currently the head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Standard Bank Group. Previously, Mr. Williams was a Managing Director and co-head of Wells Fargo’s Technology, Media & Telecom M&A practice, and is a member of the firm’s Fairness Opinions Committee. During his 11-year career in investment banking, he has completed over $30 billion (in enterprise value) of domestic and cross-border financial advisory assignments including mergers, corporate sales and divestitures, acquisitions, joint ventures, public shareholder buyouts, hostile defense assignments and fairness opinions.
Mr. Williams joined Wells Fargo Securities (then known as Wachovia Securities) in 2003. Previously, he served as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, and as an associate in Goldman’s Mergers and Acquisitions department. Mr. Williams received undergraduate degrees in Applied Math and Economics (honors) from Brown University, where he was a National Scholar and was elected to Sigma Xi, a national scientific research honor society. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.