Eric Williams

Eric Williams | Equity Methods

Eric Williams

Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business
MBA Financial Markets & Management

University of California, Irvine
BA Political Science

Growing up in California, Eric held his share of quintessential student jobs—at a car wash, In-N-Out Burger, and the Newport Beach Mercedes-Benz dealership among them—but turned to finance while pursuing his MBA at Arizona State. Eric is a soccer junkie, enjoys cooking and reading, and inherited from his Berlin-born mother a love of cheeses and wursts.

What’s your hometown?

Hacienda Heights, California.

If someone visited your hometown, where would you take them?

I’d take those visiting Hacienda Heights to tour Hsi Lai Temple, one of the premier Buddhist temples in the West. Hsi Lai Temple is a fantastic place to appreciate and learn about Buddhism and Chinese culture, and an impressive display of Ming and Ching dynasty architecture.

How would you describe Equity Methods to someone who doesn’t know us?

We tackle problems that are too difficult to handle for some of the most sophisticated companies in the world. Not simply because we can, but because we enjoy solving seemingly impossible tasks.

How would you describe your Equity Methods colleagues?

I’m proud to say that those who fill this office wouldn’t fit in with the culture of other premier consulting firms. Each of us is a unique nerd whose ability, personality, and intellectual curiosity require the precise atmosphere Equity Methods has created to maximize development and accomplishment, both individually and holistically.

Why do you think Equity Methods has been a Top Company to Work for in Arizona four years in a row?

Equity Methods is a truly invigorating company that offers employees a unique and balanced combination of challenges, rewards, and fun.

Do you like to cook?

Yes, my specialties include chicken pesto penne, baby-back ribs, and omelets.

Have you ever jumped out of a plane?

No.

What did you do during your last vacation?

I spent two weeks traveling in Europe with former classmates, reconnecting with distant relatives, immersing myself in the local culture, and consuming as much delicious food and drink as possible.

What do you like to do when away from work?

I like soccer, skiing, wine-tasting, pub trivia, traveling, cooking, video games, reading, and lifting heavy things repeatedly.

Which historical figure do you wish you could have met?

General Robert E. Lee.

What is the character trait you admire most in people?

Perseverance. Universally, people react to success in similar ways. The way one reacts to failure speaks volumes about a person’s character.

What’s your greatest extravagance?

I’m somewhat addicted to shopping at Costco, often stocking up on many years’ worth of shampoo or batteries.

Which talent would you like most to have?

The ability to function without sleep.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Having a wife and family that love me the way my dog loves pizza.