Mark T. Williams 

Mark T. Williams is an academic, author, columnist and risk management expert. Prior to joining Boston University he worked as a trust banker, senior trading floor executive, and as a Federal Reserve Bank examiner.

Since 2002, he has been on the finance faculty at Boston University specializing in banking, energy, and capital markets related matters. He teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2008 he was awarded the Boston University Beckwith Prize for excellence in teaching.

Williams frequently appears in the national media and has been a guest columnist for the Financial Times, New York Times,,, Business Insider, Boston Globe and Foreign Policy Magazine. In 2010, his book Uncontrolled Risk, detailing the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers and root causes of the financial crisis was published by McGraw Hill. In 2013 he coauthored Longwood Covered Courts and the Rise of American Tennis. This work won a best book award at the New England Book Show.

In 2014 he provided Congressional testimony relating to the risks associated with virtual currencies. In addition to teaching and expert witness work, he services on several boards including Appleton Partners LLC, a Boston-based, wealth-management company and Standard & Poor’s Academic Advisory Council.

Williams holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Delaware and a MBA from Boston University. He is also a founding board member of the Boston Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professional, a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society and International Association of Financial Engineers.

Please click here to read his Congressional testimony on Bitcoin.