Executive Circle

Jay Atkinson
AIS Network

Jay Atkinson is a visionary entrepreneur and the CEO of AIS Network (AISN), the premier provider of fully compliant, secure cloud hosting to the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as numerous corporations throughout North America. For 22 years, AISN has supported vital infrastructure and highly sensitive data for the government and commercial sectors. Highly regulated enterprise customers in the health care, financial, pharmaceutical and government sectors look to AISN to develop innovative cloud hosting solutions that strengthen compliance, assess complex security threats and risks, and defend highly sensitive digital and physical infrastructures from cyber threats.

A former banker, Atkinson's passion is driving growth and innovation. He spent his earlier career in financial and operational leadership roles across various industries. Later, as managing partner of a strategic management consulting firm, he advised commercial sector companies on numerous growth and operational issues, including physical and cyber security, risk assessment and crisis management. An expert in strategic repositioning, Atkinson has also led the successful turnaround of numerous distressed companies. Atkinson was a finalist for Virginia Business CFO of the Year in 2007. He holds an MBA from Virginia Tech is a CPA. Atkinson writes and speaks regularly about cloud hosting and cybersecurity issues. Atkinson resides in Richmond with his wife and sons.