Will is an accomplished technology executive dedicated to helping banks and credit unions escape digital mediocrity, transform their business, and excel in today’s ultra-competitive business environment. Will is the Chief Strategy Officer at Q2 – a leader in digital transformation solutions for banks and credit unions – where he spends his time interpreting the voice of every Q2 customer, immersing himself in the newest technologies, and determining the build, buy, or partner strategies for the organization. Through consistently empowering his team and his creative, collaborative approach to strategy, Will leads prolific initiatives that transform today’s banking conversations. Since arriving at Q2, he is most proud that the company has been ranked among Austin’s Best Places to Work ten years in a row.
Will joined Q2 to run the marketing function and played a key role in its successful IPO in March 2014. Additionally, he served as the senior vice president of Q2’s product group and was instrumental in introducing and calcifying the role of design as a key differentiator of Q2 products and marketing.
Will is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, where he shares his insights on market trends and digital strategy and transformation with leadership teams across the country.
Prior to Q2, he ran one of Austin’s fastest-growing boutique ad agencies, where he led account strategy and creative.
In his past life, he played quarterback at Virginia Tech and in the NFL, playing for six seasons. He was inducted in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame and has served on the Distinguished Alumni Board for English and the Virginia Tech Alumni Board of Directors. Will has been married to his college sweetheart for 25 years. The two have three amazing children and a couple of dogs. He enjoys reading, swimming, and the occasional Ironman competition – and is always on the sidelines cheering on his kids for whatever venture they choose. When he can, he escapes to the mountains to fly fish, mountain bike, or ski.
In his spare time, Will is passionate about raising awareness and resources to end youth homelessness. He also mentors former athletes as they make the transition from field to office.