Cecyl Hobbs leads searches for board members and transformational technology executives of publicly held and privately backed companies. Based in San Francisco, Cecyl is a senior member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Technology Officers Practice. He also leads diversity and inclusion efforts within the firm’s global Technology Sector. 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.