David E. Williams

Champion Consulting Group | Owner / Principal Consultant

Work Experience

Champion Consulting Group
Owner / Principal Consultant
June, 2016 - Present
  • Provide sustainable HR and Talent Management solutions to clients in all areas of expertise as noted in summary above. Client base has spanned several industries including, oil/gas, seismic, energy, high tech manufacturing, finance/banking, construction, legal and administrative/business services.

Pacific Drilling
, Director, Training and Development
September, 2016 - February, 2019
  • - Spearheaded the leadership competency and development program for offshore leadership team and corporate staff.
    - Developed and implemented leadership competency assessment tool for corporate staff
    - Provided oversight to the technical competency and development program for offshore personnel - Responded to tender request on talent management capabilities, requirements and commitments
    - Developed a talent management strategy that addresses global and regional opportunities based on market conditions and overall business strategy
    - Streamlined processes to ensure offshore training matrix remains in compliance to local, regional, governmental regulations and client requirements.
    - Developed a high potential and succession planning process to critical offshore and corporate leadership positions
    - Refined and streamlined the performance appraisal / review process that encompasses both the technical and leadership competency models
    - Saved over $1MM in training costs through the deployment of onboard/rig-based training strategies and deployment of 20+ internally developed leadership, HSE, & anti-harassment instructor led and e-learning courses
    - Participating Advisory Board Member, 2017 Workforce Next Energy Advisory Board

Quanta Services
, Director, Talent Management
June, 2014 - June, 2016
  • - Directed all corporate coaching and served as the in-house knowledge expert. Provided appropriate tools and guidance as a trusted and valued partner, brought forward best practices and served as a facilitator for group planning sessions and off-site meetings.
    - Directed interactions with leaders across the organization in the continual measurement, analysis and process improvement of their organizations as they identified gaps in achieving future state organizational structures.
    - Developed customized leadership success profiles that defined specific competencies targeted at the executive, middle and front line managers.
    - Designed and facilitated executive action learning programs focused on building critical leadership competencies that drove participants to generate innovative solutions to key strategic business challenges.
    - Designed and implemented companys strategic roadmap and individualized leadership development for top leaders and top management.
    - Developed a comprehensive coaching framework that included core-coaching capabilities to top leaders and provided regular presentations and updates to CEO, BOD and Head of HR.

FMC Technologies
, Director, Global Talent Acquisition
June, 2011 - June, 2014
  • - Deployed new employer branding, development and deployment of a global applicant tracking system and a new career center portal.
    - Led company in identifying assessment and selection tools, including web-based pre-screening processes for internal and external candidates at all levels.
    - Partnered with HR, FMC University, Organizational Development & Training and other key business partners to create promotion criteria in career paths. Brand strategy was completed and integrated into talent attraction initiatives and employer value proposition.
    - Championed the effort to strengthen behavioral-based interviewing programs, improving quality of interview process.
    - Developed solutions and processes which enabled global consistency and cost optimization.
    - Drove the process that identified and implemented key metrics which determined the overall effectiveness of talent management initiatives supporting the company's strategic goals.

FMC Technologies
, Director, Corporate Organizational Development & Training
December, 2005 - June, 2011
  • - Developed and deployed consistent methodology and online talent management database for executive and senior management succession planning.
    - Designed and deployed a Learning Management System (LMS) and processes for all North American based Surface and Subsea employees resulting in an effective and efficient training tracking program.
    - Spearheaded the development, design and deployment of global leadership, sales and project management, engineering, HR/OD competency programs resulting in consistent identification, assessment and development of high potentials.
    - Managed the development and implementation of a comprehensive SAP training strategy and program.
    - Led the implementation of Diversity Awareness programs and collaborated in the development and implementation of the Corporate Core Values.
    - Developed and facilitated numerous strategic planning sessions across business units.


Rice University - Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Global Human Resource Development

University of Oklahoma, Training and Development


  • Employee Relations
  • Strategic Thinking & Execution
  • Business Acumen
  • Reduction in Force
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Global Perspective
  • Employee Investigations
  • Project Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Union Exposure
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Talent Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • HRIS/LMS System Implementation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Executive & Board Level Interaction
  • Change Management
  • SAP/Success Factors
  • Cornerstone on Demand
  • Executive Recruiting
  • Kahuna Competency Management System
  • Expert Facilitator
  • MS Office Expert
  • Diversity & Inclusion