Anthony Williams

2024Texas, US


Anthony has served in a dual capacity of Managing Director of equity2 (Impact investment fund) and Market President of AltCap Texas (regional CDFI). During this span of time, he’s raised $5M+ in loan capital, closed $2M+ in community-focused loans and invested $2M+ in minority-led companies and LMI community real estate projects. As a strategic advisor and implementor, he has extensive experience in providing interim leadership and raising capital for companies in various cities throughout the Midwest, Southeast, and Texas to the tune of $115M+ in capital raised and $40M+ in debt restructures. Additionally, Williams has experience in providing both tactical and strategic guidance to global corporations and small businesses. Prior to starting The Black Diamond Group, Anthony was the former President/CEO of a regional National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC). In this role, he served as a catalyst for minority business development, corporate supplier diversity partnership, and community collaboration to spur economic development. During his tenure leading the council possessed 80+ corporate members and certified over 400 MBEs annually throughout the Missouri and Kansas region that employed 34,000+ employees and generated over $10B in annual revenue. As a community leader and public speaker for over a decade, he has demonstrated a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and economic development, particularly in urban communities through several engagements and events for Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), National Black & Latino Summit, and several college/universities. Williams has also served as Board President of KIPP Endeavor Academy and a committed board member of organizations such as 100 Black Men of America, American Red Cross, Phoenix Family Housing Corporation, and earlystART KC.