American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has hired a new chief financial officer. Bill Williams will report directly to CEO Stuart Schuette.
“Bill brings a breadth of financial expertise from a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive, and technology,” says Schuette. “His leadership, transparency and candor are a welcome fit for the leadership team and for the company.”
Williams has served as ATD's interim financial executive advisor since September 2016. For the past 10 years Williams has served as chief financial officer engagement partner at Tatum, a human resource and executive services consulting firm.
He has worked as a senior executive and strategic partner in finance, management consulting and operations at Fortune 500 companies. His leadership experience spans global manufacturing, shared services, and distribution across various industries including pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive and technology.
Williams also has served in financial executive and advisory roles at companies including IBM, Martin Brower LLC, AlliedSignal, Steelcase, Kraft Foods, and Stern Stewart & Co., a financial and shareholder value consultant firm.
He earned his MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth Graduate School Of Business, a bachelor's degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University, and earned a juris doctor degree from DePaul University.