American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVCT), a leading cloud communications and IT services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Xavier Williams as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of its board of directors, effective October 1, 2020.
Mr. Williams succeeds Darrell J. Mays, who will continue to serve on the AVCT Board of Directors as Executive Vice Chairman.
Mr. Williams is a veteran in the telecommunications and technology industries and brings a wealth of expertise to this role. He has served in a number of leadership capacities over the past 30 years at AT&T (NYSE:T) across multiple disciplines including finance, strategy, sales, product management, global operations, and human resources. He is a strong leader and experienced strategist with a proven track record of driving results by developing diverse, high-performing teams while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
In his most recent role as President of AT&T’s Public Sector and FirstNet, Mr. Williams had profit & loss and operational responsibility for a global team of 4,000 professionals responsible for delivering solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies, colleges, universities, K-12 schools as well as for FirstNet, the $40+ billion nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders. Prior to this position, he has served as President of AT&T’s National Business focused on small & mid-sized Enterprise customers, President of Wholesale Markets focused on delivering solutions to IXCs, LECs and PTTs, President of AT&T’s Business Operations, where he was responsible for end-to-end operations supporting AT&T’s enterprise customers worldwide as well as Executive Vice President of AT&T’s Global Customer Service business, where he drove the transformation of service delivery to ensure world-class customer care.