W. Cecyl Hobbs: Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Activate Networks

W. Cecyl Hobbs, a senior executive at Activate Networks, has a track record of success in companies within industries undergoing technology-triggered transformation. At Activate, he is responsible for establishing the company’s position as a market leader in social network analytics by forming strategic partnerships and guiding the company’s marketing efforts. As interim CFO, he was also instrumental in Activate’s successful fundraising efforts during 2012. Cecyl has led and managed teams at Deloitte Consulting, IBM Life Sciences, and an early-stage consumer venture, among other roles. He holds a BS from Florida A&M University and an MBA from Harvard University. On a more personal note, Cecyl is an avid CrossFitter and percussionist.