William J. Cuthrell (Jay) is an innovative technology executive and sought after servant leader. He is a prolific influencer and author who communicates with ease at C-suite and practitioner levels across traditional and emerging mediums on digital transformation strategy in holistic full-stack engagements. His passion is taking vision from design to reality to become growth engines. Jay’s expertise demonstrated through substantial growth, and change cycles provides a unique perspective into the technology industry’s future.
Jay is Global Vice President, Solutions Engineering at Faction. At Faction, Jay drives planning, implementing, monitoring, and optimizing with the global clientele of Faction’s Cloud Data Services for Multi-Cloud products.
Before joining Faction, Jay was a Managing Director with Dell Technologies. He developed a proven track record for building and leading diverse, globally distributed, and high-performing teams. His leadership spanned pre-sales, sales operations, guerrilla field marketing, software engineering, systems engineering, platform engineering, M&A, corporate development, corporate strategy, and the Office of the CTO. As a player-coach at Dell Technologies, Jay made vision into a reality by shifting the paradigm of how IT is delivered to enable digital transformation, creating multiple growth engines for the business.
Before joining Dell Technologies, Jay was a founding partner of Cuthrell Consulting LLC, a consultancy providing unique consulting and advisory to network service providers, startups, and investment groups. Jay helped his clients navigate, reach, and exceed their goals by leveraging his extensive experiences in leadership roles at high growth ICT companies and global infrastructure consulting roles for Fortune 500 clients to be a trusted advisor on strategic technology.
Jay previously served in advisory board roles with successful exits at Racemi (a DXC company) and Packet Island (BroadSoft, a Cisco company). He also served in advisory board roles for communications SaaS companies such as AwayFind and CommuniGate Systems.
Jay completed the INFOSEC Assessment Training and Rating Program for INFOSEC Assessment Methodology by the National Security Agency in 2003. He has maintained a membership with InfraGard since 2004. Jay is certified for Facilitation of Executive Briefings by the Association of Briefing Program Managers and is a discussion leader experienced with audiences from executive boardrooms to the halls and stages of South by Southwest® (SXSW®).
Jay holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Jay is on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaycuthrell.