Brian Williams co-founded Crown Asset Management, LLC in 2004. He began his financial career in 1997 by obtaining his National Association of Securities Dealers licenses and becoming a registered representative with Merrill Lynch. He later left Merrill Lynch and began working for First Union National Bank/First Union Securities in Atlanta. At First Union, he continued to expand his focus in financial services to include investment advisory, consumer, commercial lending and many other banking and investment services. For four years, Williams served as a consultant to another debt management company, where he advised on various strategic and operational issues, and oversaw the company’s capital raising efforts for purchasing receivables. He was also responsible for establishing, managing and cultivating client and vendor relationships. Since 2002, Williams has been directly involved in the purchase and sale of more than $5 billion of face value in receivables.