D.V. Williams

D.V. Williams, Chief People Officer

D.V. Williams is Chief People Officer at Cars.com, where he leads all aspects of Human Resources. Passionate about people and career development, Williams focuses on attracting, retaining and developing the best talent by further expanding and innovating the use of HR technology across CARS. He also helps foster an environment and culture that keeps diversity and inclusion at the center of everything CARS does.

Prior to his role at CARS, Williams led Human Resources, Strategy and Enabling Functions at Tyson Foods, Inc., where he was instrumental in creating the first enterprise-wide business partner shared service organization supporting 5,000 employees. Williams also worked in HR for Whirlpool Corporation, leading global diversity.

A native of Chicago, Williams received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame with a focus in Strategy. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics and received master’s degrees in Education and in Labor and Employee Relations.

Williams has served on the board of the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program, a junior board member of the Heartland Alliance organization, a volunteer for the Chicago Scholars Foundation and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. In his spare time, he has personally mentored over 30 high school and college students. He is also a lover of street/graffiti art and documentaries.