Corey Williams joined SmartCover© as President and CEO in 2021. He is the leading force behind our team of professionals, which implements a suite of technology solutions that serve collection systems across North America. Along with his leadership abilities, he brings a strategic sense for industry innovation and investment due to a unique combination of civil engineering, software acumen, and sales experience with water and wastewater utilities from around the globe.
Prior to joining SmartCover©, Corey was President and CEO at Optimatics, a software company backed by SUEZ Group, the French multinational corporation. During his tenure, the company recognized significant accelerated growth, saw the globalization of SAAS sales, and received two rounds of venture funding. As part of the senior management team at Inflection Point Solutions, he was instrumental in several acquisitions and maintains a role with the IPS portfolio of companies. He also spent over a decade with Black & Veatch, where he led the IT consulting practice and earned numerous performance awards.
In addition to his role at SmartCover©, he is the Co-Founder and moderator of the Water and Wastewater CIO and CFO Forums, with membership representing the top IT/OT and financial professionals from the largest U.S. water and wastewater utilities. He has authored more than 75 professional papers and articles in industry publications. Corey earned his B.S. in Engineering and Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. He resides in Kansas City, MO with his family.