Leadership

Strategic Solutions of Virginia (Strategic) is led by a team of client-focused, technical executives with a passion for helping clients successfully leverage technology to grow their businesses.

 

William J. Strickland, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

As co-founder and CEO of Strategic, Jay Strickland has been focused on leveraging his deep leadership, healthcare and technology skills to assist Strategic’s clients with realizing the full business value of their technology investments.

 

Jay’s career spans 25 years of consistent, demonstrated leadership in building teams to structure, implement and manage the operations of information systems in the business and healthcare settings.  His former clients and employers include Capital One, Philip Morris, the Virginia Department of Health, and numerous other healthcare organizations.

Jay is a former chairman of the board of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad and a commander with the Metro 11 Disaster Task Force for the Virginia Department of Health. He is a member of the Richmond and Virginia MGMA groups and the Greater Richmond Technology Council.

 

Jay completed the extensive requirements for the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) designation from Cisco Systems. He attended the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

F. William Lopez
Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder

As a co-founder of Strategic, Bill Lopez is responsible for helping businesses and healthcare practices evaluate, plan, develop, and improve business processes and systems to ensure they appropriately support business goals and improve productivity.

 

Bill is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of demonstrated performance in planning and implementing business systems in a wide range of industries including professional services manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, and healthcare. His expertise includes comprehensive development experience with multiple software and hardware platforms. He is also experienced in project management, project performance enhancement and issue

resolution, business process improvement, compressed voice, video, and data collaboration, ROI analysis of projects and systems and information security.

 

Prior to co-founding Strategic Solutions in 2001, Bill held various systems engineering, systems analysis and technical positions with several departments within the Commonwealth of Virginia , as well as national and international companies including Philip Morris, Capital One, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

 

He is a member of the Richmond Medical Group Managers Association, the Society of Cable Television Engineers, and the Greater Richmond Technology Council. He is a former member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Bill has attained numerous professional designations and certifications to include: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) PMG Network Architect Certification, and PMG Cross-Technology Certification from Pine Mountain Group. He attended the University of Richmond, where he excelled in E-Commerce and Information Technology Systems.