Cecyl Hobbs

CEO Advisor & Coach

Russell Reynolds Associates

Cecyl Hobbs works with enterprises to accelerate the creation of a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive economic future. He finds it especially rewarding to serve diverse, founder-led leadership teams and investors who are using technology to transform industries. Cecyl focuses on Board and CEO assignments within Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Technology Sector. Based in San Francisco, Cecyl co-leads the firm’s Sustainability in Technology efforts and is a senior member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team.A former operating executive, Cecyl brings extensive leadership and advisory experience to his work at Russell Reynolds. He began his career with IBM, leading global solutions strategy for an emerging business unit. He advised large and mid-sized clients on strategy as a member of Deloitte Consulting’s technology, media and telecommunications group. Most recently, he held senior and strategy roles at high-growth analytics and technology companies, including Insurance Quotes, Activate Networks and SHYFT.Cecyl received his BS, with high honors, in accounting from Florida A&M University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, he served on the Boards of Directors for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (NYC) and Cristo Rey Boston.