Chad Williams is a co-founder and partner of align5 and is responsible for leading the company’s business development, as well as content development and delivery.
Prior to founding align5, Chad practiced law for nearly 15 years, with a specialization in business law and mergers and acquisitions. Chad was a partner with Saul Ewing LLP, an AMLaw 200 law firm based in Philadelphia, PA, where he was a leader in the Business and Finance Department, chairman of both the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group and the Family Enterprise Practice Group, and served as the partner in charge of new attorney recruiting and development, among other management responsibilities.
In addition to his legal practice, Chad was also part of the founding team of CorVant, a software development firm that develops industry specific cloud-based software solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Chad also has business interests in, and serves as an advisor to, several high-growth technology companies.
Chad received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, his J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where he was a Widener Scholar and Editor-In-Chief of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and completed course work in the graduate tax program at the Villanova University School of Law. Chad lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his wife Cara and their four children. In his free time, Chad indulges his passion for coaching football and lacrosse and enjoys outdoor adventure (hiking, climbing and sailing) with his family.