CEO Interview – David Williams

David Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Fishbowl, the #1 provider of manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks and asset tracking solution for large enterprises. Under his leadership, Fishbowl has achieved numerous awards for extraordinary growth and is poised to continue to be one of Utah’s most prominent businesses. Fishbowl is one of the few companies in Utah that is employee owned and has made a commitment to pursue excellence for their employees and to support humanitarian efforts through the Courage Above Mountains (CAM) Foundation, named for his son Cameron. CAM provides business incubation space and digital learning programs for small businesses in the Utah community, as well as providing learning, health and enrichment services to underserved individuals in the U.S. and abroad.

David empowers employees and encourages them to take risks and try new things. It is this unique leadership skill that transformed a small, struggling software company into the industry leader Fishbowl has become. Fishbowl has won dozens of awards for its impressive growth year after year from the Inc. 500/5000, Deloitte, Red Herring, Smart 25, Utah Business, MWCN and more. David was honored as one of v Spring Capital’s Top 100 Venture Capital Entrepreneurs in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was also awarded the Excellence in Leadership award at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business convocation ceremony in 2014. The award honors a national leader who is recognized within his or her chosen profession, and whose body of professional work represents an appropriate mentor and example for students in the Woodbury School of Business.

David serves as the President of the Woodbury School of Business National Advisory Council at Utah Valley University. In this role, he mentors business students, offers career advice, and prepares young entrepreneurs to succeed in the business world. He also serves on the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors and recently became a Trustee for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Prior to joining Fishbowl, David held several other executive positions and has served on a number of companies’ boards of directors. David served as CEO of Franklin Quest Canada, and later Managing Director of First Things First, a division of Covey Leadership. David and his leadership team share their unique vision on Forbes, Harvard Business Review and several other leadership publications regularly and he is the author of the highly acclaimed business book, “The 7 Non-Negotiables for Winning”. David has one of the largest Twitter followings globally with over 2.5million followers and growing. For additional information, please visit www.fishbowlinventory.com/vip or connect with David on twitter (@davidkwilliams).

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