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Preston W. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 1, 2013

Preston W.

Business Advisory/Information Technology Executive
   United States
  |   Columbia, MD
  |  1:43 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $219

Preston Williams III is Founder, Senior Partner & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GBC® Global Services. He is a pioneer & futurist with 20+ years of Big 4, Fortune 500, Global 100 and entrepreneurial experience. That experience includes Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Controller for Lynn-Phill, IT Consultant with McGladrey & Pullen and Andersen Consulting (Accenture) as well as Project Executive at IBM Global Services. Mr. Williams also worked as the first Product Manager for Global Data Collection with Dun...

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"New D&B Service Offers Deeper Corporate Linkage Data."

Skills (10)

Financial Management
Integrated Systems
Higher Education Management
Global Management
Infrastructure Projects
Network Topology
Telecommunications Consulting

Service Description

GBC® solutions are designed to meet the needs of a wide-ranging variety of clients in various industries. We deliver profitable, pragmatic solutions in a matrix environment. We offer pre-packaged and custom technology solutions that deal with digital systems planning, enterprise architecture and system integration.

Our competencies include:
• IT Asset Management
• Engineering
• IT Consulting
• Networking
• Outsourcing
• Social Services
• Web Design

We utilize innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers insight into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical executable plans for simplifying IT infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs while freeing up resources for new business initiatives.

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Harvard Business Review
Member of Advisory Council
2012 - Present
The HBR Advisory Council is operated by Harvard Business Review (HBR). It is an online community of members who have an interest in a wide range of topics that impact businesses and organizations.
GBC® Global Services
Chairman - Board of Directors
2002 - Present
The GBC® Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Bylaws. Technical decision-making authority regarding the content and...
GBC® Global Services
Senior Partner & CIO
2002 - Present
Provide thought leadership & articulate IT vision & strategy. Manage Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES). Formulate, evaluate and implement technology initiatives, policies, and...
Langston University
Chief Information Officer - CIO
2006 - 2007
Served as Langston University’s first CIO. Provided leadership as head of Information Technology Services (ITS). Advised the President on technology and created IT component of university's Ten...
D&B - Dun & Bradstreet
Product Manager- Global Data Collection
2004 - 2005
Served as first Product Manager for Global Data Collection with DNB Sales & Marketing Solutions. Used key global data variables to develop new products for North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin...
GBC® Global Services
CEO & Managing Partner
2002 - 2004
Entrepreneur: Founded GBC® to provide cost-effective IT services to select clients. Served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Partner. Created company mission & roadmap. Established Lines...
IBM® Global Services
Project Executive
1997 - 2001
Successfully managed high-impact IT, EDP, MIS & mission-critical projects. Executed end-to-end systems integration solutions from Value Statement Creation, Business Case Development, Statement of...
Andersen Consulting
Consultant - Information Technology
1997 - 1997
Key Achievement(s): Successfully led team of 65 engineers & technicians on enterprise-wide system assessment project for 04 Hospitals and 5 Medical Practices. Project yielded $3M+ in savings...
McGladrey & Pullen
Consultant - Information Technology Group
1995 - 1997
Key Achievement(s): Managed several Value Added Reseller (VAR) relationships including Great Plains Dynamics, Platinum and SOLOMON to penetrate and increase firm’s market share. Installed...
First Trust
Debt Management Analyst
1992 - 1994
Performed Debt Service on Single Family Mortgage Loans, Escrowed Accounts and Guaranteed Investment Contracts (GICs). Handled derivatives & mixed investment portfolios. Key Achievement(s):...
HID - Health Information Designs, Inc.
Computer Operations Specialist
1991 - 1992
Key Achievement(s): Processed Drug Utilization Review (DUR) reports to enable efficient clinical, biomedical and pharmaceutical network information exchange for rational prescribing & formulary...
Controller & Corporate Secretary
1990 - 1991
Managed Accounting Department & turned company around using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Key Achievement(s): Streamlined SOLOMON Financial System and reduced operations cost...
Price Waterhouse
Senior Auditor
1985 - 1989
Key Achievement(s): Managed audit engagements: automotive, banking, consumer products, insurance (life & property), gas & oil, maritime, mining, computer operations, road construction, utilities...


Harvard University
Comprehensive General Management
2004 - 2004
Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant - CPA
1987 - 1989
University of Liberia
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
1983 - 1985
Cuttington University College
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
1979 - 1982
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Managing Partner
Information Technology
Systems Integration.
My Snapshot
Sales & Marketing
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Member Since
December 2012
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