Outsell Inc. William Jan

William Jan

VP & Lead Analyst


As VP & Lead Analyst, Will Jan covers Outsell’s research program in the credit, financial, governance, risk & compliance (GRC), and tax & accounting segments. His research includes competitive analysis, innovations (fintech, insurtech, regtech, and risktech), and disruptions in these areas to aid in opportunity-discovery. Will also leads Outsell’s coverage in blockchain, where he collaborates with the analyst team to uncover segment-specific opportunities. He provides guidance to vendors, and their investors and users, by bridging the supply-and-demand gap: How best to enhance information, data, and technology adoption. Will’s objective is to assist clients in developing strategies, maximizing return on investment (ROI), and accelerating revenue growth.


  • Primary and secondary research and analysis
  • Financial management
  • Governance, risk, and compliance management
  • Enterprise performance management
  • Information lifecycle management
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Disruptive innovation
  • ROI assessment
  • Business process and technology consulting
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Company valuation and assessment
  • Demand generation
  • Sales enablement


Will received his MBA from Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He also holds an SB degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Aberdeen Group
  • Gerson Lehrman Group


Linkedin: William Jan

Phone: +1 (415) 689-6880

More About Will

Movies I Like

Anything that makes good use of special effects and sound systems. Yes, I own the Star Wars Hexology.

Best Trip I've Taken

Family vacation to New Zealand when I was an adolescent

First Car

A 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which only ran half the time

First Job

A porter at a Mercedes dealership, where I learned about cars that ran all the time

Favorite Books

Those that have turned into blockbuster movies, and then I go back and actually read them

Power Meal

Chinese buffets — You see what you’re getting, there’s no wait, and you’re back in the office in less than 45 minutes