Entrepreneurship Founders

Gary P. Williams

Membership Information:

Member Status: Platinum
Member Since: 1999

Employment:

Job Title: Teaching Professor
Company: Brigham Young University
Location: Utah, United States

Expertise:

  • Computer Software, Investment Banking, Venture Capitalist

Biography:

Gary Williams is Teaching Professor in the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He currently teaches courses in Entrepreneurial Strategy and Venture Capital/Private Equity and is the Advisor/Founder of Cougar Capital - an student run investment fund that focuses on seed, venture and buy out transactions.

Gary Williams is also involved in investing in new ventures.  He serves on the Advisory Boards of several corporations and the National Advisory Council for the Marriott School of Management.

Gary is the past President and CEO of Sterling Wentworth Corporation/SunGard Expert Solutions (NYSE: SDS), a market leader in the design, development and marketing of Smart Technology Solutions for the Financial Services Industry. The company marketed technology solutions throughout North America, Asia and in England.

Gary and his wife Deborah have four children and fourteen grandchildren. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid road cyclist and mountain climber.

Business Profile:

Currently teaches MBA courses in entrepreneurial strategy and venture capital/private equity at the Marriott School. He is also the Adviser/Founder of Cougar Capital, a student run private equity fund. His expertise is in technology and investment.