Xavier Williams Appointed As CEO Of American Virtual Cloud Technologies

by Duke Magazine

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (AVCT) has announced the appointment of Xavier Williams as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of its board of directors. This appointment is set to take effect on October 1, 2020.

Williams will be succeeding Darrell J. Mays who will remain on the AVCT Board of Directors as Executive Vice Chairman.

As a guru in the telecommunications and technology industries, Williams brings a wealth of expertise to this role having served in a number of leadership capacities over the past 30 years at AT&T (NYSE: T).

Per AVCT, in his most recent role as President of AT&T’s Public Sector and FirstNet, Williams had a profit & loss and operational responsibility for a global team of professionals who were responsible for delivering solutions to local, state, and federal government agencies, colleges, universities, and K-12 schools.

“I am delighted to join the AVCT team,” said Williams. “I look forward to working with the team to build on the strong foundation that has been laid, continuing to deliver exceptional white-glove service to our enterprise customers, and to capture the tremendous market opportunity before us. Together we plan to drive sustainable, industry-leading growth that benefits employees, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.”

Throughout his career, Williams has received several awards including an Honorary Doctorate from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, the Eagle Award for outstanding leadership from the National Eagle Leadership Institute, the AT&T Chairman’s Diversity Award, and more.

“I have known and admired Xavier for over 20 years and have seen first-hand the significant value that he has brought to AT&T and its customers,” said Mays. “I am excited that he has agreed to join AVCT as CEO, which is another major achievement in our strategic growth plan. AVCT has the resources, infrastructure, team and culture needed to capture significant market share. I look forward to seeing the Company evolve and grow under Xavier’s leadership.”

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