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William Cotten

Innovation Leader

When the opportunity to go further is before you, why not take it? William takes that opportunity and enables both RNGD to find and apply innovative solutions that advance the company’s overall mission of “building a better world.” Drawn to RNGD’s unparalleled drive, exemplified by a values-oriented band of team members, William joined in 2018 as a Commercial Operations Intern. Since then, his ingenuity and unique insight have enabled him to rise to the occasion in new positions and deliver on strategic initiatives. As Innovation Leader, he incubates emerging teams, leads technology strategy, and augments the company’s capabilities—implementing new technology and supporting the development of in-house construction analytics and prefabrication capabilities. 

A native of Prairieville, Louisiana, William earned his degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University. His work ethic has revolved around the ethos of “actions not words.” He applies that same mentality as a board member for the Palmisano Foundation. He was also recognized as 2022 BuiltWorlds Leader of Tech Adoption. Aside from spending time with family and friends, William indulges in a love for nature and the human experience. He indulges in content on evolutionary biology, human psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and has a soft spot for New Orleans history. And when he’s not in the office, you’ll likely find him outdoors–on a long walk, golfing, hiking, camping, even gardening and cutting the grass.

Will was named to the 2022 BuiltWorlds Adoption Top 50 List. The people within this list are all leading the way towards innovation for their companies and the industry overall.

RENEGADE PHILOSOPHY: In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.