Preston Williams


Preston Williams III is Founder, Senior Partner & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GBC® Global Services. He is a pioneer & futurist with Big 4, Fortune 500, Global 100 & entrepreneurial experience. His experience includes Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse (PwC), Controller for Lynn-Phill, IT Consultant with McGladrey & Pullen (M&P) & Andersen Consulting (Accenture) as well as Project Executive at IBM® Global Services. Mr. Williams was the first Product Manager for Global Data Collection with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) & the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Langston University. From 2002 to 2004, Preston served as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Partner at GBC®. Incorporated in Delaware, USA; the firm operates in the United States and the Economic Community of West African States with offices in Kenya, Liberia and Uganda. He has successfully implemented sound, reliable, dynamic, scalable & robust IT systems integration and financial management solutions in North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Mr. Williams is former Technology Committee Chairman of the Oklahoma State Council on Information Technology (CoIT) & a former member of the Innovative Technology Advisory Council of Oklahoma (InnoTech). He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Business Network (ABN), EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group, Carolina IT Professionals Group (CITPG) & the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. A Fellow with the African Scientific Institute & member of the International Entrepreneurs Club, Preston is a guest speaker & moderator of the Internet Evolution Executive Clan. Preston is a Certified Implementation Specialist (CIS) for Microsoft Great Plains and an IBM® Signature Selling Methodology (SSM™) certified professional. He is DUNSRight™ certified with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Cuttington University College. He also has a M.Sc. in Regional Planning with a specialization in Resource Allocation & System Dynamics from the University of Liberia. Mr. Williams studied Auditing at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a CPA from the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA). He studied Comprehensive General Management at the Executive Education Program at Harvard University and is a member of The Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. A Blogger with Enterprise Efficiency, Preston is a published author and Contributor to CloudBook, CIO Water Cooler, CIO Review, CIO Energy Insights Magazine & Capital Markets CIO Outlook Magazine among others. A recipient of the IBM® Global Services Leadership Award, Preston Williams III is Chairman of the GBC® Board of Directors, a member of the International Technology Channels Association (ITCA), Gartner CloudAdvice, Tech Republic & the Global CIO Think Tank. Check out my profile on LinkedIn: