Cecyl is a senior member of the firm’s Technology Officers Practice and leads Diversity & Inclusion efforts within the firm’s global Technology Practice. Based in San Francisco, he leads searches for board members and transformational technology executives of publicly held and privately backed companies as well as advising clients on diversity, equity and inclusion topics.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Cecyl gained extensive leadership and advisory experience across several functions in the technology sector. He began his career with IBM, leading global solutions strategy and commercialization for an emerging business unit. Subsequently, he advised large and mid-sized clients on strategy and operations issues as a member of Deloitte Consulting’s technology, media and telecommunications practice. Cecyl also delivered corporate innovation services and helped launch an India-based analytics and consulting team. Most recently, Cecyl held senior and strategy roles at high-growth analytics and technology companies including Insurance Quotes (acquired by a Genstar portfolio company), Activate Networks (acquired by Decision Resources Group) and SHYFT Analytics (acquired by Medidata Solutions).
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Cecyl received his BS, with high honors, in accounting from Florida A&M University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Technology, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion