Christian Williams is the regional director for the South, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He joined Raymond James in 2007 as a vice president and business development consultant for the firm’s independent broker/dealer, where he successfully recruited numerous high-quality advisors to the Independent Contractors Division, the Financial Institutions Division and the Investment Advisors Division.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Christian was with UBS, where he was a director of retail offices in North Carolina. Following three years touring as a professional golfer, Christian began his wealth management career as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. While there, he built a successful business with more than $200 million in client assets before pursuing a career in management, starting in Merrill’s Washington, D.C., office. During his tenure at both Merrill Lynch and UBS, he received numerous awards for his achievements as a top advisor and director.
Christian earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and political science from Florida State University. During his time there, he was a two-time All-American and captain of the school’s golf team.