Carter Williams has spent the last 15 years working with large companies and startups on Open Innovation. He specializes on the interactions between large and small companies to drive market disruption. He is an investor, advisor and executive. Through his career he has directly managed investments of more than $600M in early stage ventures and corporate research, resulting in several billion of new product revenues. He has worked with 100’s of startups in all phases of their development, growth and ultimate exits. Most recently he has worked with a range of energy companies focused on demand side management solutions, solar, nanowire, specialty materials, and building optimization. He is the co-founder and president of the MIT Corporate Venturing Consortium (CVC) and Co-founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Society.
Carter serves on the boards of several early stage companies. He has an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Management. Prior Positions: Carter was President of Gridlogix & Director & Founder of Boeing Ventures. He led several successful engineering and manufacturing activities at McDonnell Douglas involving design for manufacturing, process development, and product development. He was part of the original effort of the US Air Force’s Lean Aircraft Initiative, as well as several 6 sigma and lean manufacturing efforts within McDonnell Douglas.