William Croutch

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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William Croutch has more than 20 years of global legal and leadership experience. In his current role as executive vice president and general counsel for Optiv, he is responsible for legal, risk and compliance. He oversees mergers and acquisitions, litigation and claims, compliance, risk, contracts, real estate and patents and trademarks. Croutch also leads the procurement and facilities functions. In addition, Croutch serves as secretary of Optiv’s board of directors.


Previously, Croutch was vice president, general counsel and secretary for FishNet Security, where he was responsible for all day-to-day activities of the legal department. During his tenure, he designed and implemented a refined, efficient contract review process, and managed the company’s entire risk and insurance portfolio.


Prior to FishNet Security, Croutch served as senior counsel at Euronet Worldwide, a provider of electronic payment services, where he resolved all employment-related matters and assisted with SOX compliance. Before joining Euronet, Croutch held roles of increasing responsibility at Seaboard Corporation and its subsidiary Seaboard Marine, including vice president and general counsel. During his 10 years with the companies, his duties included coordinating and resolving business, risk and legal matters abroad, and overseeing international deals in Europe, South America and Africa. Croutch began his career with Hillix, Brewer, Hoffhaus, Whittaker & Wright, a Kansas City, Mo.-based legal firm representing large organizations and financial institutions.

Croutch received his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from Drake University Law School and was a member of the Order of Coif. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University. He serves on the board of directors for KCnext, the technology council for Greater Kansas City.