As COO, Andrew oversees Avanade’s global business operations. In this role, Andrew drives integration across Avanade’s geographical and functional entities focusing on streamlining operations in support of the company’s total customer focus. Andrew joined Avanade in 2000 as General Manager, Europe. He established Avanade’s business across the continent and, while General Manager, built a strong European business not only in the original countries in which Avanade was established, but also opened businesses in the Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Prior to joining Avanade, Andrew was a Partner at Accenture where he spent 15 years leading enterprise-wide IT projects for customers in a variety of business sectors including government, high-tech, consumer products, and retail. He also worked for Logica in the Netherlands. Andrew graduated with honors from Trinity College, Dublin, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
As EVP of Human Resources, Stephen Kelly is responsible for Avanade’s worldwide human capital and HR strategy.Stephen has more than 20 years of international business and HR experience, having undertaken business and people-related roles in both local and international markets across a number of sectors, including transport, financial services, telecommunications, media and technology. Prior to joining Avanade, Stephen was Chief People Officer for Logica, a major international technology, consulting and outsourcing business, where he had particular responsibility for implementing a new business operating model and driving cultural change programs focused on clients and people. Earlier he was director of BBC People for the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Chief Human Resources and Change Officer for British Telecom’s BT Global Services.Stephen is a keen advocate of the roles a strong brand and high engagement play in driving improved business performance, particularly in people-intensive businesses. In addition, he has been instrumental in understanding the changing demographics, the contrasting pace of change and growth between established and emerging markets, the shifts in the nature of work itself, and what this all means for HR.Stephen holds an MBA from Loughborough University. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
After 11 years running Avanade’s US and Canadian businesses, Howard moved into his current role as the Chief Leadership Officer where he is responsible for setting the vision and guiding principles of Avanade’s leadership development program worldwide. In this capacity, he oversees the programs and tools the company uses to identify, measure, and develop its leaders.
Howard has more than 25 years of experience as a technical and business manager in corporate and professional services industries, and commercial and government software development environments. Prior to Avanade, Howard served as the General Manager of the South Pacific and Americas Region for Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). He also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, ITT's Advanced Technology Center, and Bell Laboratories.Howard holds a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Computer Science from Potsdam and Stevens Institutes respectively. He also earned his Master's in Business Administration from the University of New Haven.
As President, Europe, Africa and Latin America, Pamela Maynard is responsible for directing strategy and operations across 14 geographies. Pamela has more than 15 years of experience in IT consulting, with a strong emphasis on driving customer excellence. Before assuming the role of EALA President, she served as general manager of Avanade UK, driving the development of innovative solutions to help Avanade’s customers realize results.
Pamela joined Avanade UK in 2008 as head of enterprise applications and infrastructure consulting. In that role, she was responsible for development, information management and collaboration, infrastructure consulting, project management and outsourcing.
Pamela came to Avanade from Capgemini, where she spearheaded IT performance improvement for global clients. She has also held IT strategy and program management positions at Ernst & Young and consultancy roles at Oracle.
Florin Rotar is Avanade’s Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), responsible for Avanade’s Innovation & Incubation function worldwide. As CTIO, he is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s technology vision both internally and externally and for supporting all aspects of the company's technology development.Florin has a strong passion for innovation and fundamentally believes that smart solutions focused on innovation and industrialization are key to helping Avanade’s customers compete and realize the best results for their business. He has more than 20 years of experience on the Microsoft platform and a thorough understanding of the full life-cycle of information technology projects, having worked on numerous industry-leading projects around the world, especially in the Retail and Financial Services industries.Prior to joining Avanade at its inception in 2000, Florin worked for Accenture and Procter & Gamble. He holds a Master’s of Science degree from Lund Institute of Technology.
Mick leads the vision and direction of Avanade Global Service Lines. He guides development of the next generation of our business technology solutions and managed services, helping customers realize the best results from the Microsoft platform. Mick also oversees the Avanade Global Delivery Network, directing investments in our delivery capability and development of industrialized standards, methods and tools. Mick joined Avanade at its inception in May 2000 and has served in a number of corporate and operational positions since including Executive Vice President of Global Delivery, General Manager of Strategic Accounts, Vice President of Solutions, General Manager of Corporate Development, and Vice President of Strategy, Alliances, and Marketing. Prior to joining Avanade, Mick spent 10 years at Accenture, where he worked with communications, media, financial services, and healthcare clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. As an Associate Partner in the Strategic Services practice, Mick was responsible for leading teams and working with clients to envision and develop IT strategies and solutions.Mick has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's in Management from Northwestern University.
As President of North America, Aziz is responsible for guiding the sales, delivery and operations of Avanade's largest business. Working closely with the US and Canadian leadership team, Aziz ensures consistent, high-quality results for Avanade's North American customers.A seasoned leader, Aziz came to Avanade following a career of more than 23 years with Accenture. During his time at Accenture, Aziz held a number of operating roles in North America and globally. Aziz was the global managing partner responsible for Accenture’s systems integration and technology consulting practice in Financial Services and Resources operating units. Aziz also played a leadership role in developing the Application Managed Services practice in the Financial Services operating group. Prior to that, Aziz was the client group managing partner for Accenture’s Financial Service practice on the US west coast.In addition to management roles, Aziz consulted with numerous Financial Services clients in North America and Europe. These include Securities and Exchange Commission, SOFFEX, British Petroleum, Dollar General, BF Goodrich, Northwest Water, Commerzbank, E*TRADE, Visa and Charles Schwab. During his career with Accenture, Aziz lived and worked in Europe for almost 10 years. Aziz holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from DePaul University, Chicago.