Profile Summary

Mark T. Williams is a risk management practitioner and academic with two decades of experience. Since 2002, he has been on the Finance & Economics Faculty at Boston University and currently holds the academic rank of Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer. Prior to teaching, he worked as a senior trading floor executive, a bank trust officer and as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank. He is particularly experienced relating to risk management in the energy trading, banking industry and derivative matters involving the capital markets. In addition to his teaching duties at the graduate as well as undergraduate level, his expertise is called on frequently by national media. He has also been a guest columnist for, and the Boston Globe. In 2010 he published Uncontrolled Risk (McGraw Hill), a book examining the root causes of the financial crisis and the rise and fall of investment banking giant Lehman Brothers. Outside of academics, he conducts risk management seminars, has provided consulting for various Fortune 500 companies, and is a senior advisor at the Brattle Group. On several occasions, he has also been an expert witness in various corporate cases involving risk management matters.

  • Education Open or Close

    MBA, Boston University School of Business, Finance, 1993.

    BS, University of Delaware, Finance, 1985.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Other Publications:

      Williams, M. T., Beware of Bitcoin.: WBUR Cognoscenti .

      Williams, M. T., Bitcoin Will Crash to $10 by Mid-2014.: Business Insider.

      Williams, M. T., Cost of Doing Bad Business: Jamie Dimon JP Morgan.:

      Williams, M. T., Reduce Taxpayer Risk: Roll Back FDIC Limits.: American Banker Magazine.

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Williams, M., (Author Only), Association of Corporate Counsel, Risk Management For Lawyers, Association of Corporate Counsel, Florida/California. (May 21, 2012).

      Williams, M., (Author Only), Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Lessons Not Yet Learned from the Fall of Lehman Brothers, FED/PRMIA, Boston. (April 6, 2012).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      Local, School of Management, Finance  Department, Course Coordinator, SMG FE 442 all sections . (January 2013 - December 2013).
      FE 442 Course Coordinator

    Service to the Profession:

      Professional, Board of Advisors of a Company, Appleton Partners LLC . (January 2013 - December 2013).
      Board of Advisors focus on Risk Management issues

  • Conference ActivitiesOpen or Close

      CFO Magazine, Risk Management, Committee Chair. (January 29, 2013 - January 29, 2013).

  • ConsultingOpen or Close

    Litigation, Allstate Insurance , Boston . (January 1, 2013 - December ).

    Academic, DC Gardner Inc, NYC. (June 2, 2013 - September 2013).

    Litigation, GAM, Boston. (February 2, 2013 - June 19, 2013).

    Academic, MISYS , NYC. (May 12, 2013 - June 6, 2013).

    Academic, Learning Prep School , Boston. (January 2, 2013 - June 2013).

    Litigation, Brattle Group, Boston . (June 1, 2013 - July 29, 2013).

  • BroadcastsOpen or Close


      Financial Crisis, 11/01/2008, Reuters.
      Financial and Energy Related - Amaranth Advisors LLC., TXU etc, 09/01/2007, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NECN.


      Financial Crisis- Bailout, 10/01/08, KCBS.
      Numerous Broadcasts, 01/01/07, Bloomberg Radio.
      Amaranth Advisors LLC., trading debacle, energy price volatility, 09/01/06, Bloomberg News.
      Energy and Banking Related - Various Broadcasts, 09/01/06.