Barry Williams, Senior Vice President, Finance
Mr. Williams is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia and has attained the Canadian Securities Course certificate, and also completed the Canadian Broker Dealer Course. Mr. Williams has over 17 years experience in the fields of accounting and finance. He joined Cable Bahamas in February 2001 as Director of Finance, was appointed Vice President of Finance in 2005 and Senior Vice President of Finance in 2010. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Williams spent seven years with the accounting firm Deloitte and Touche. During his tenure at Deloitte, Mr. Williams managed audit engagements, specializing in financial services institutions and retail organization, in both the Bahamas and Toronto offices. He performed business-valuations and special assignments, including managing the closure of one of the largest hotels in Freeport Grand Bahama, developing the processes and procedure for the internal audit department for one of the largest local Bahamian Banks, providing Year 2000 consulting and testing to a major local retail bank and was involved in a forensic audit engagement in Mosko. Mr. Williams was also an integral part of training new recruits and participated and conducted numerous training sessions in the Bahamas and internationally. Mr. Williams is directly responsible for all the financial reporting and cash flow management for Cable Bahamas and for both the Finance and Customer Care Department of the company. Mr. Williams has been instrumental in building Caribbean Crossing’s operations from its inception to what it is today; particularly assisting in the negotiations and contracting of some of Caribbean’s largest customers. He was directly involved in the Caribbean Crossings’ initial $25 million preference share offering which closed within three days of opening in July 2001. Mr. Williams has been instrumental in growing the company’s revenue from $31 Million in 2001 to over $88 Million in 2010 and Operating Income from $14.7 Million to over $41.9 in 2010. Mr. Williams has also organized and facilitated, since 2005, all of the company’s major financing arrangements including secured senior credit facilities and preferred shares offerings, totaling in excess of over $180 million in the aggregate.