Chris Williams joined Motive Partners in 2022 and is a Managing Director on the Investment Team based out of the New York office. At Motive, Chris focuses on investment thesis development, deal origination and execution, and the monitoring of Motive's portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Motive, Chris was a Principal at Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he focused on investments across financial, business, and consumer services sectors. This role saw Chris manage investments totaling over $1.5 billion in equity. During his 14-year tenure, Chris held leadership roles in relation to the recruitment and career development of Oak Hill’s Investment Team and served on multiple firmwide committees, including the valuation committee. Previously, Chris served on the Board of Directors of IMAGINE, Earth Fare, CommunityOne, SWS, Ability Re,TriPlus Services, and Ariel Re in director or observer capacities.

Prior to Oak Hill, Chris was an Analyst at the Americas Financial Institutions Bank Group within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising for clients across all sectors of financial services.

Chris earned a Business Administration from the College of William & Mary and is a James Monroe Scholar.


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