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Brian Williams

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Managing Director, Williams Consulting Inc and Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army Reserve. University of Washington.

Managing Director, Williams Consulting Inc and Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army Reserve. University of Washington.

10 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Managing Director Williams Consulting Inc April 2013 - present
Military Intelligence Officer U.S. Army Reserve June 2000 - present
Regional Sales Manager Union Bank April 2011 - April 2013
National Sales Manager Symetra Investment Services April 2010 - April 2011
Investment Sales Manager Bank of America September 2007 - April 2010
Regional Vice-President, Wholesaler John Hancock Financial Services September 2005 - September 2007
Regional Vice-President, Wholesaler Jackson May 2001 - September 2005
Financial Consultant Thrivent Financial March 2000 - May 2001
Military Intelligence Officer U.S. Army July 1996 - March 2000
Ranger U.S. Army November 1991 - January 1996


Command and General Staff College 2011 - 2012
University of Washington 2000 - 2003
University of South Carolina-Columbia Economics 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

M&a • Analytics • Business Strategy • Management consulting • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

My professional focal points include strategy, marketing, and sales. After leaving college, I served on active-duty in the US Army Rangers and earned a commission as a Military Intelligence Officer. After leaving active-duty service I started a career in financial services that forms the backbone of what today is GXCi Consulting. I have worked with many companies during the past 15 years including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, John Hancock, and Jackson National Life. I continue to serve in the US Army Reserve.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

My professional passion is getting to know what makes an entrepreneur and their product or service unique and generating a marketing strategy that will ignite the growth of their company.

I utilize a proprietary process called OPTIMA that guides clients to initially understand the most unique aspects of their product, “Who they Are” as a company and ultimately what they do best. Using OPTIMA we create a program that helps clients direct that message to their team and best prospects, this culminates in the realization of meaningful revenue and a high-energy culture focused on company growth.

Our process of increasing sales has both short, intermediate and long term paths for client success. In the immediate term GXCI expands the marketing and sales team for startup or small-firms by augmenting or becoming the sales team. We have an extensive business network of leaders and entrepreneurs with whom to market. As we lead clients to clearly articulate their value propositions, we develop a pool of ideal clients to whom we will develop and implement a direct marketing plan of approach. Over the long term, a multi-media campaign phase called "Expand the Brand" keeps GXCI's client firm in the forefront of people's minds.

As an Advisor

I believe that my most important role is that of trusted advisor. All of the work that I do is based upon establishing a strong relationship with my clients leadership team and working toward a common goal. That is what makes OPTIMA critical. It is a common language that we can speak covering Objectives/Outcomes, Priorities, Timeline, Implementation, Metrics, and Adjustments. We can hold one another accountable for achieving real results. Over time this accountability reinforces the trust in our relationship.

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Robert Ramsey
They're my school  •  PMP, Boeing and PMP, Boeing. University of Washington grad.
Brian focuses on the details and lets no data pass uninspected. Brian's grasp of todays markets and finance management was on par with our p ... rofessors and provided a unique insight and perspective.
Erin Murray
They're my school  •  Business Support Team, PwC and Philanthropy Advisor, Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity. University of Washington grad.
Brian is excellent at understanding underlying issues and guiding you to the right solution. He has the ability to connect insights from a r ... ange of professional experiences, current events, and business issues.
Chris Klimecky
They're my school  •  Senior Producer, Harebrained Schemes. Co-Founder/CEO Songwriters in Seattle (non-profit). University of Washington MBA Student (2016).
Brian has a great mind for strategy, finance, and problem solving in a variety of areas with the experience to back it up.
Scott Pearson
They're my friends  •  Chief of Staff - WWSMSG Finance, Microsoft. Previously Board of Directors, SAMBICA.
Brian is a thoughtful and creative business leader and advisor who draws from his vast experience to deliver positive results for his partne ... rs and clients.
Dan Foley
We worked together  •  Baba - christened by my grand daughter, Retired and enjoying time with family and Sr. Financial Advisor, Union Bank.
Brian has the uncommon ability to see the "big picture" and has the skill to readily communicate his vision to others. His high level integr ... ity is a core value. He has proven leadership skills, demonstrated listening skills and is a man who clearly has the courage of his convictions.
Keith Stilwell
We worked together  •  Analyst, US Pacific Command. Previously Worker of Awesome, Awesomenss.
Ability to ascertain predictive analysis and keen sense to identify niche services/markets
Jerry Mladenik
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Licensed Banker Program Manager, Union Bank. Previously SVP Investments, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Michael Stehn
We worked together  •  Specialist Master (Manager), Deloitte. Previously Sr Policy Advisor, Director, Astrella Corporation.
Brian has a proven track record and has succeeded at big companies, small companies, and as a army officer. I cannot think of a better combi ... nation of proven talent.
Tom Reyes
We worked together  •  Senior Business Development & Operations Manager, Microsoft. Previously Senior Product Marketing Manager, Boeing.
Brian creates opportunity where there seems to be none. His combination of persuasive sales skills, rapid recognition of business opportuni ... ties, and management talent makes him the idea entrepreneur to not only be a fantastic individual contributor but to be a leader who can communicate and execute the vision.
Scott Winston
We worked together  •  Chief Operating Officer (COO), Business Impact Newtworks and Advisory Board Member, Expressive Business Strategies.
Brain is a strategic thinker who sees trends before they happen. He builds new product offerings and new markets - helping clients rethink t ... heir business and transform to what markets will be. Brian brings value and creative thinking to structuring and executing projects.

Chris Klimecky
We worked together  •  Senior Producer, Harebrained Schemes. Co-Founder/CEO Songwriters in Seattle (non-profit). University of Washington MBA Student (2016).
Chris is a great problem solver with a passion for creating new ideas and bringing them to fruition.