Bill Nussey has 30 years of experience running technology and Internet companies. His first company, which he started in high school, provided enhanced graphics for text-based computers. In college, he co-founded Da Vinci Systems. As CEO, he grew this company to become one of the most widely used desktop email tools in the world. When he sold the company to publicly-traded ON Technology in 1994, Da Vinci Systems had more than 3 million users in 45 countries.
Nussey later joined Greylock, a venture capital firm based out of Boston and Silicon Valley. He spent several years investing in early Internet companies and ultimately left to run one of the firm’s largest investments—Internet agency and consulting firm iXL. As CEO of iXL, Nussey helped lead the company through several years of 250 percent annual growth, the acquisition of more than 20 companies, a successful IPO and secondary offering and, ultimately achieving annualized revenues close to $500 million. While at iXL, Nussey was named the most influential consultant in the world by Consulting Magazine.
After iXL, Nussey become CEO of Silverpop, a leading cloud-based marketing automation technology and services company. During its lifetime, Silverpop grew to 500 employees, nearly $100 million in revenue and served 5,000 organizations across 42 countries. In May 2014, IBM acquired Silverpop into its Commerce division to become a core part of IBM’s worldwide offering for marketers. In 2015, Nussey joined IBM’s Corporate Strategy team to help lead the company’s strategic planning efforts. In the summer of 2016, Bill left IBM to pursue his lifelong passion for renewable energy.
Nussey has received several awards including the Lifetime Achievement award from the Technology Association of Georgia and the John Imlay Leadership award.
Nussey has served on the board of numerous private technology start-ups and nonprofits. He is the author of several publications, including The Quiet Revolution in Email Marketing and has received several patents in marketing technology. Nussey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Nussey lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two sons.