Founder and CEO of ACE Portal
Peter Williams is responsible for providing strategic direction and overseeing the growth of the business.
Peter was named to the 2013 Investment News Power 20 – the 20 individuals around the globe expected to have the greatest impact on the financial advisor community in the coming year. Peter has been a guest speaker on private capital markets and entrepreneurship at numerous events, and is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle.
In 2011 Peter, as Principal, formed Legumex Walker Inc.,a growth-oriented processor and merchandiser of special crops, pulses and canola products, through the merger of three agriculture processing companies. The company is one of the largest processors of special crops and pulses in Canada and completed a $70 million IPO on the TSX (Ticker: LWP) in July of 2011. Peter remains a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Peter started ACE Portal after a successful career in investment banking with CIBC World Markets, Oppenheimer and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Credit Suisse First Boston. In his banking career, Peter successfully raised over $13 billion in capital for a diverse group of companies, across multiple industries, through high yield and investment grade debt and equity issues. In addition, he has acted as an advisor on numerous M&A transactions with an aggregate value of over $3 billion.
Peter has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
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