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Roger Williams


Agile PMO Leader, Williams-Sonoma Inc

Location: San Francisco, CA



Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Roger Williams is a Senior Program Manager with a track-record of managing large-scale programs, projects and organizations.

  • Drives portfolio prioritization, establishes goals, performance metrics
  • Aligns executives using appropriate governance frameworks
  • Builds program structure, team engagement and collaboration
  • Delivers dependable to-plan results, by enforcing execution rigor
  • Identifies right business questions to focus attention on key issues
  • Always drives calmly but persistently for resolution or decision

Work experience

Yahoo!, Senior Director, Search Program Management
June 2014 - February 2016, Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Provided organization management and executive-level program management to distributed teams in the 1000-person Search organization.

Yahoo!, Global Program Manager
December 2010 - December 2013, Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Global Program Manager for Yahoo!-Microsoft Search Alliance. Drove Yahoo execution on transition of regional search advertising markets to Bing.

Yahoo!, PMO Director, IT
April 2008 - November 2009, Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Responsible to the CIO, ran the PMO managing IT applications for HR/Finance, Marketing, Customer Support, CRM, and M&A.

Yahoo!, PMO Director, Payments
August 2006 - June 2008, Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Lead Agile adoption for Yahoo’s payments platform software development team of 75. Provided direction to scrum-masters and self-managed teams.

Kaiser Permanente, Principal Program Manager
May 2004 - June 2006, Oakland, CA, United States
Led a Program Office of 4 project managers working with an engineering team of 200, deploying sales applications for health insurance.


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