Jay Brodsky
Jay Brodsky
CIO | CTO | Operating Executive | Board Member | Digital Transformer | Cybersecurity Strategist
Washington D.C. Metro Area

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

Awards earned:





Level: LEVEL 02

12 month points: 122 ptsView details

Total points: 294 pts

Digital Strategy
Executive Management
Digital Media
IT Strategy
Content Management
Project Management
Strategic Partnerships
Product Development
Team Building
Software Development
Product Management
Mobile Devices
Social Networking
Email Marketing
IT Operations
Business Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Marketing Automation
Customer relationship management (CRM)
Web Hosting
Cross-functional Team Facilitation
Social Media
Strategic Planning


I'm that tech guy who gets business. Or maybe I'm that business guy who gets tech. From my seat as CIO, CTO, consultant or board member, I've seen too many companies struggle to develop strategy, drive innovation, execute on opportunities, and change culture. I want better, so I help companies achieve smart growth and manage risk.


Managing Principal

Align Digital

December 2013 - Present

Solutions-oriented counsel to mid-market businesses facing acute technology challenges. Bring experience in public, private-equity-backed and non-profit enterprises to client needs ranging from digital transformation to process improvement, web software development to technology strategy. Practical technology solutions from a practical technology executive.

Selected projects include:

• Agile process change, budgeting and vendor management as interim CTO of a major B2B multi-channel publisher
• Technology architecture planning and execution as interim CTO of an e-book startup
• Implementation of a digital marketing analytics program at a PE-backed B2B education company
• Strategic and futures planning exercise for a microelectronics standards organization
• Assessment of operations at a non-profit research organization, an angel-backed personal information management company, a leading digital-first publisher, a major scientific association and more

Member of the Board of Directors

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

December 2014 - Present

Surgent is a rapidly growing business services organization providing continuing education, CPA review training, and related business services to professionals in the accounting industry.

Member of the Board of Advisors


September 2014 - Present

Serve as advisor to angel-backed e-book publisher pursuing a subscription-based model built on original work.

Board Member

Rutgers Cybersecurity Advisory Board

April 2018 - Present

Advising and shaping a new cybersecurity certificate program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Courses focus on real-world problems, providing best practices and solutions to the challenges of cyber security and resilience.

  • May 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Global Disruptions Facing Board Members"

    Global Board Director
    board member
    Independent Board Director
    Board of Directors
    Disruptive Technologies
  • 18 Oct 2017

    Asked a question on OpenForum: "Prevention vs Resilience"