Ira L. Williams III, Founder and CEO
A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Ira has worked with firms such as Callaway Golf, Dell Inc., and CBS SportsLine. He has also served as President and CEO of PriceAdvice Inc (formerly known as iTaggit), an Austin, TX-based start-up. He was the Vice President of Golfsmith’s E-commerce and Direct Marketing operations, and he led acquisition efforts at InterZine Productions and at CBS SportsLine, successfully securing strategic elements that drove their respective growth plans.
While attending Harvard, Ira also held business development roles with Internet startups such as Yoyodyne (now a subsidiary of Yahoo) and Avicenna (a health care start-up acquired by a major managed care organization.) Prior to attending Harvard, he excelled in sales and marketing positions with Reuters America and IBM in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Mexico City.
In 2006, Ira published his first book, entitled Speak Softly…What’s Happened to American Humility? In addition to celebrating a misunderstood virtue, all proceeds from the book are donated to charitable organizations.
Ira completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University with an AB in International Relations, and a focus in Latin American Economic Development.