Jay Williams to lead Parsons’ Cyber Infrastructure Protection Sector
Parsons announced on March 30 that James “Jay” Williams, Vice President, will manage the newly created Cyber Infrastructure Protection Sector within its Federal business unit. Federal, a primary business unit of Pasadena, CA-based Parsons Corporation, delivers, protects, and sustains critical U.S. government assets across the defense, security, intelligence, environmental, and infrastructure markets worldwide. In his new role, Williams will lead the expansion of Parsons’ cyber and physical security business—across all five of the corporation’s business units—to customers in state and local government and global commercial markets.
Williams has 24 years of experience as an executive, sales manager, and engineer focused on technology. Since joining Parsons in 2015 as Director of Business Development for ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity, he has been instrumental in developing business with key accounts as well as establishing Parsons’ strategic partnership with FireEye. Previously, he was National Business Development Manager for a leading provider of industrial solutions, with responsibility for the growth of the firm’s industrial cybersecurity business and oversight of more than 40 accounts, including federal agencies and Fortune 100 companies. Williams also served in a sales executive/management role at Marquardt Switches, Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, and Cognex Corporation, delivering business growth for technological products ranging from industrial control systems to barcode scanners and imaging systems.
“I am very excited to have Jay at the head our new Cyber Infrastructure Protection Sector,” stated Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons Group President. “Parsons, with its strength in infrastructure development and ICS/SCADA cybersecurity, is uniquely qualified to protect critical infrastructure, and Jay, with his background developing cybersecurity programs for both federal and commercial customers, is uniquely qualified to lead our growth in this area.”
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.