Cloud communications giant American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc. (AVCT) announced that it has appointed Xavier Williams as its new CEO and member of its board of directors starting next month. After working as an executive for AT&T for over 30 years, Williams brings a history of leadership roles under multiple disciplines to help guide him on this new journey.
“I am delighted to join the AVCT team,” said Williams in a press statement. “Thanks to the efforts of Darrell and the entire team, AVCT is extremely well-positioned to win in the fast-growing cloud communications and IT services industry. 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.”
AVCT works in creating IT solutions for cybersecurity and other technologies with other 900 enterprise customers. Williams will be succeeding Darrell J. Mays as CEO but he will continue to serve on the AVCT board of directors as executive vice chairman. “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 in a statement.
“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.”
“Xavier’s experience and capabilities will be extremely helpful in taking AVCT to the next level,” said Larry Mock, AVCT’s chairman of the Board in a statement. “Xavier’s extensive leadership experience in telecommunications and technology combined with his proven track record of performance should help AVCT solidify our service delivery and strengthen our strategic alliances, particularly our relationship with AT&T.”