Randy Williams

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Randy Williams
Location Kansas City, MO USA
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Randy Williams is a public relations and corporate communications professional. Most recently he was vice president, global communications BATS Global Markets. [1]


Williams spent 13 years as a journalist, including the first 11 years at Dow Jones News Service. He served as assistant managing editor in charge of the spot news desk from 1999 to 2004.[2]

Before joining BATS, Williams was a vice president with Fleishman-Hillard in Kansas City, where he established the financial practice at the fourth-largest office in the global public relations firm’s 85-office network.

He also worked with New York-based public and investor relations firm Starkman & Associates as senior managing director. The National Stock Exchange is among the firms Williams has counseled.


Williams holds a degree in journalism from Lehigh University and also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He played football as an offensive lineman at both schools.

He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 licenses.


  1. Press Release. BATS Trading Inc..
  2. Management Team. Bats Trading.