We have recently added the role of Chief Strategy Officer to our leadership team and are excited to welcome John Williams to Hawkins Point! Several of our current team members including CEO – Heather Morris Kyer, Chief Talent Officer – John Cornwall, Vice President Business Development – Joe Robichaud and Managing Director Data|Analytics – Dan Sandler have had a previous working relationship with John.
Through this past relationship, the team formed great respect for Williams’ character and his skill set, which led them to pursue him for this exact role. John’s transition to our team has been incredibly natural. Read about his responsibilities as Chief Strategy Officer below.
Introducing Our New Chief Strategy Officer, John Williams
As Chief Strategy Officer, John will help refine our services, strategy, messaging, and offering set. His previous work experience has equipped him for this work as he served as Chief Strategy Officer of a professional services consulting firm where he worked for 15 years. He has a passion for helping craft the company’s market message, develop the overall company services strategy, and determine what’s needed to deliver successfully.
John’s interest in the field began in high school, leading to a degree in Computer Science as well as Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He was a programmer in his first job and it was there where he fell in love with data. His ability to be both creative and pragmatic has brought him success in many areas including his previous role as Director of Technology to dabbling in real estate investing.
The leadership team is thrilled to benefit from not only John Williams’ experience but also his vision. “Whatever we aspire to be for our clients, behind it we need the capabilities to deliver the goods,” Williams said.
Additionally, when asked about the most exciting part of his new job, he said, “I love the idea of where the company is and where it can go. There’s just a ton of potential here at Hawkins Point. They have tremendous people and a great reputation in the marketplace. They want to evolve into the next generation of where Hawkins Point can be. For me, that’s the ideal place to step in.”
John and his wife Kristen have two children. Their son is a senior in college and their daughter is a recent graduate who works as a Data Analyst for a pharmaceutical company. We are confident that his focus on family, his love of living in Massachusetts, and his passion for leading others in the technology space confirms his perfect fit for the company.