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DBT40 Honoree: Eric Williams of Cover & Rossiter, P.A.

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AGE: 35
TITLE: Principal
COMPANY: Cover & Rossiter, P.A.
CITY: Wilmington

What the nominator said: “In his 13 years with the firm, Eric Williams has earned promotion after promotion, quickly earning him the title of principal, responsible for 15 percent of the firm’s revenue. His hard work, dedication to his craft, and extensive knowledge of accounting, nonprofits and Captive Insurance have landed him in this leadership role.”

Your biggest break: Being hired by C&R a week before my graduation from University of Delaware.

Best career advice you ever got: Don’t be afraid to ask and receive a “no” because someone is looking to give a “yes.”

Two words that best describe you: Passionate and honest.

Work /life balance technique you recommend: I’d recommend turning off or not checking business e-mail after getting home unless there is a deadline or need already communicated. Any unexpected urgent e-mails will be evident the next day and you’ll have the resources and team to be able to respond more effectively.

If you were in charge of Delaware: Reduce taxes.

In one sentence, define “success.” Success is the achievement of a continuous and evolving set of personal and professional goals, through persistence and constant learning.

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