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Shereta Williams is senior vice president of New Verticals on the Strategy and Corporate Development team of Cox Enterprises, based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Shereta is responsible for all Cox Enterprises owned and controlled businesses outside the core operating divisions of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, primarily in Cleantech and media. The New Verticals team is responsible for scaling new operating divisions for Cox, including all strategic partnerships and investments, as well as leveraging the scale of Cox to accelerate these businesses’ growth.
An electrical engineer graduate from M.I.T., she began her career working in investment banking at Lazard Frères & Co., where she participated in acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, hostile takeovers, and public debt and equity offerings. She joined CEI’s Corporate Venture Group in 1998 and then took increasing responsibilities in a variety of strategy, corporate development and operational roles at Cox Television and Cox Media Group. In between roles at Cox, Shereta was the managing director of the currency division for Maven Funds, a startup hedge fund in Atlanta, where she was responsible for implementation of automated trading systems.
Shereta is a Georgia native raised on a 1,000-acre cattle ranch in Carroll County. She is a nature lover who enjoys hiking, photography, golf and any good excuse to be outside.