Byron Nutley

Board of Directors, Discovery Institute

Byron Nutley is currently the CFO of NewAlchemy, a Seattle-based company that works in blockchain technology. Prior to NewAlchemy, he was the Executive Vice President & CFO of ClipCard Inc., a Seattle-based software company. The ClipCard personal search app helps users find, understand, and act on information from across their cloud accounts and apps in a single starting place.

Prior to ClipCard, Nutley was vice president of Zyvex Technologies, a spinoff from the world’s first molecular nano-technology company. Nutley previously did two tours of duty covering 11 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he was most recently the acting chief of staff for STMS, Server & Tools Division. Before that, he was director of business operations for the $1.5 billion Asia-Pacific Region, headquartered in Singapore. Previously at Microsoft, Nutley served as a member of the initial Excel for Windows development team and later as an international manager for the Africa, India, and Middle East region.

Nutley has been an active entrepreneur, playing significant roles with many early-stage companies. He has served as managing partner at Garrison Finish LLC, a boutique strategic consulting firm, and at Groundswell LLC, an integrated Web Analytics platform company. Prior to his second stint at Microsoft, Nutley was Chairman and CEO of iSolute, a provider of website templates for small and medium businesses. Before iSolute, he was the CFO and co-founder of FreeRein Software, a wireless platform company partnered with Microsoft, AT&T and Exodus Communications, for which he helped raise $15 million in venture funding. Before FreeRein, Nutley was Chairman and CEO of nSET (Nutley Systems Enterprise Technologies), an Internet consulting and development firm he founded. nSET was publicly acquired by USWeb in 1998. After the acquisition, Nutley became managing partner of the USWeb/CKS Pacific Northwest practice, growing a highly profitable business and managing 110 employees.

Nutley is a past Chairman of the Discovery Institute board, which he joined in 1999. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Seattle Pacific University and an MSIA (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University.