As Chairman and co-founder, Jane Williams advances the business development goals and advises on the strategic direction of Sand Hill Global Advisors. She sits on the Executive Committee and is responsible for oversight of Sand Hill's compliance function. Jane participates in industry panels and organizations dealing with topics of best business practices; she is a member of the Fidelity Investment Advisors’ Council, and is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Investment Adviser Association (IAA).
With over 38 years of experience in the investment field, Jane is recognized as an expert for the work she has done with individuals – particularly women – and couples in financial transition. Serving the family court as a qualified expert in several San Francisco Bay Area counties, she testifies on topics ranging from prudent investment strategies, rate of return, and related financial topics.
Jane has been active in a variety of non-profit efforts during her career. She served for seven years as a Board member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and its predecessor, Peninsula Community Foundation, chairing the Investment Committee for most of her tenure. She served as a Trustee for the University of California-Santa Barbara Foundation, and was a member of the Investment, Finance, and Executive Committees. Currently, Jane serves on the Advisory Board for Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, and is a member of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Philanthropy Advisors Council. Jane has been a frequent speaker in a variety of settings, including the Stanford Charitable Giving Conference.
Jane holds a BS in Economics from Boston University where she was a member of the Economics Honor Society.