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Les Williams

Guest Speaker

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Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Risk Cooperative

Full Biography

Les Williams is the Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Risk Cooperative, where he leads business development and sales initiatives. He works with clients to help develop risk mitigation strategies and provides insurance portfolio management. He has built a career leading business development at blue chip firms such as Ford Motor Company, IBM, and JLL. Mr. Williams is a dual-licensed insurance broker, a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and was recognized as a 2020 Power Broker in Risk & Insurance magazine. He is a member of the Cybersecurity Strategic Council for the Private Directors Association (PDA). He is an alumnus of the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he served as Co-President of the student body. He serves as a trustee for the UVA Engineering School Foundation and is a member of the UVA Alumni Association Board of Managers.