Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Director of Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Michael Williams has over 23 years of experience as a financial and operations executive in small, mid-sized and large companies. He has experience in accounting, finance, treasury, sales operations, budgeting and strategic planning. He has direct experience in managing small and mid-sized companies through expansive growth. Mr. Williams is well versed in start-up businesses' challenges and their specific needs. He also has experience starting and running his own consulting business that helped small to mid-sized companies raise capital for growth. He is currently the Director of Entrepreneurship Activities and the Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward

MBA Student Consultant

Ryan brings seven years of experience in marketing and product management supporting B2C and B2B initiatives. His time has been primarily spent marketplace businesses such as Restaurant.com, and EZLinks Golf where he led key roles across marketing and product management for the launch of TeeOff.com. Most recently, Ryan completed an internship with Intuit working in product management. Ryan is earning his MBA specializing in Brand and Product Management while seeking a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration from Concordia University Chicago.

Matt Louison

Matt Louison

MBA Student Consultant

Matt is currently enrolled in both the JD and MBA programs at the University of Wisconsin. His law coursework has focused on business law while his MBA specialization is in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. He has also offered entrepreneurs legal guidance as a Student Associate at the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic and has provided startups with strategic and sales advice as an Associate at gener8tor. Prior to attending UW, Matt worked for nearly five years as a Financial Adviser at MetLife in Wausau, WI where he advised individual and business clients on various financial considerations including investment and retirement planning. Matt also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he double-majored in Business Administration and Economics.