Leadership Lessons from a CMO: Chris Williams of Capgemini
Chris Williams is vice president and Chief Marketing Officer of Capgemini's North American business, responsible for leading the strategic positioning of the company, driving marketing execution and innovation into the North American marketplace. Prior to his current position, Williams held CMO roles for technology solutions and consulting companies including Expand Networks and Fujitsu Consulting. He was also a cofounder of Netigy, a professional services firm focused on eBusiness Infrastructure Consulting in Silicon Valley. Williams sits on the Board of Advisors for the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA), Connotate Technologies and ePostmarks, and has been a contributing author on topics such as sales force automation and consulting services trends to publications including CRM Magazine and ebizChronicle.com. Williams, who grew up in Europe, attended Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., where he earned a Master's of Business Administration in International Business and Finance as well as a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing.
Chris Williams describes the characteristics of successful leaders in business: they are visionaries, they are inspirational, and they are team players.