THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

DUNCAN F. WILLIAMS

DUNCAN-WILLIAMS, INC.
PRESIDENT

Duncan F. Williams is the President of Duncan-Williams, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Williams has been with the firm since 1993, has served as President since 2000, and has presided over the company’s growth into a full-service broker/dealer.

Mr. Williams has proven to be a leader in the securities’ community, serving on the FINRA District 5 Business Conduct Committee from January 1999 until December 2002 (served as Chairman of the Committee in 2002). He also served on the FINRA District 5 Nominating Committee from 2002 to 2004 (Chairman in 2003). He was a member of the Small Firms Advisory Board from 2005-2008, and is a past member of the FINRA Small Firm Impact Task Force and the NASD Small Firm Hand-Off Program Working Group. Mr. Williams was elected to the FINRA Board of Governors for a three-year term in 2007. He just completed a three-year term on the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) for FINRA that began in 2011.

He is a member of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Memphis Economic Club, and Vice Chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Board of Directors. Mr. Williams was past Chairman of The Leadership Academy in Memphis (2009-2010) and is still a Board Member. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of SunTrust Bank and as an Advisory Council Member of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mr. Williams is a past recipient of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award and has served on the Board of Presbyterian Day School since 2008. In 2013, Mr. Williams was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Alabama in 1990 and is a member of its President’s Cabinet, Commerce Executive Society, and Board of Visitors.

Under the leadership of Mr. Williams, Duncan-Williams, Inc. continues to enjoy a reputation for integrity and growth in the investment banking community and the private wealth management sector. His guidance has also shaped the company’s community involvement in locations where DWI currently has offices.

Description of Business:

Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a family and employee owned firm headquartered in Memphis, TN. We are a nationally recognized, full-service financial services provider serving clients in all 50 states with offices in Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS; Chicago, IL; Cuero, TX; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Gainesville, FL; Akron, OH; Dallas, TX; Brewton, AL; Richmond, VA and Birmingham, AL.

With a capitalization of approximately $30 million, Duncan-Williams, Inc. now ranks among the nation’s largest ‘female-owned’ private investment firms. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certifies Duncan-Williams, Inc. as a s Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

Over the last 40 years, Duncan-Williams, Inc.’s growth has allowed the firm to move beyond the Southeast and has helped establish the company as a major player on the national investment services scene.

By keeping a client focus, we have managed to expand our footprint while still offering each client dedicated account coverage in tune to the their unique needs through our Debt Capital Markets and Corporate/Public Finance platforms.

Year Business Founded:

1969

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“An entrepreneur has the ability to listen, question, get advice and help with subjects in which they are interested. An entrepreneur then takes that advice and creates opportunity. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It is for the person who won’t take no for an answer; is confident, stubborn and not afraid of failing. Most importantly it is for a person who truly BELIEVES they can make a difference. Entrepreneurs help shape our country. We can’t rely on government; the private sector must make a difference in our society!”

For More Information: http://www.duncanwilliams.com