Sherri Williams is a Managing Director at The Raine Group, where she is Head of Private Placements, Investor Relations and Fundraising. Previously, she was a Principal at Montgomery & Co., a West Coast digital media and technology investment bank, where she was a senior member of the Private Placements team in the firm’s New York office. Prior to Montgomery, Sherri was an Executive Director at JPMorgan and a senior member of the New York equity private placements team. From 2001 to 2006, Sherri was a Vice President at Rothschild in the private placement group, working on a variety of debt, mezzanine and equity private placements for both domestic and European companies. Sherri also worked with the M&A group on financial sponsor coverage and helped Rothschild develop a mezzanine co-investment fund. Prior to Rothschild, Sherri was an Associate and Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston in the private finance and consumer products groups.
Sherri has a B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. While at Georgetown, Sherri was on the Division I women’s tennis team and captain of the team her senior year. She has her M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Sherri lives in Manhattan with her husband Lee Sossen and two children. Since June 2017, Sherri has served as a trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. The entire family is regularly on Randall’s Island, with their daughter on a travel soccer team, their son hitting balls and taking lessons at the golf center, and both Sherri and Lee running on the Randall’s paths.