Loading...

Our Business

Pamela Maynard
Pamela Maynard
Chief Executive Officer

CEO Pamela Maynard believes Avanade’s purpose is to make a genuine human impact. She is committed to Avanade’s vision: to be the leading digital innovator, creating great experiences as we realise results for our clients and their customers through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. She says three of the most important things she does are to make sure our clients are successful on their digital journeys, ensure we stay on the pulse of the next wave of technology, and make sure our Avanade team feels inspired, confident and cared for.

Before being named CEO in September 2019, Pamela was President of Product and Innovation, focused on defining and delivering innovative solutions for our clients. Earlier in her Avanade career she was President of our European organisation after serving as General Manager of Avanade UK.

Pamela is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion and is the executive sponsor of our Women’s Employee Resource Group, which inspires women and empowers connections to drive personal and professional growth and innovation. She also is executive sponsor of our Technology for Social Good initiative, through which we bring the power of our cloud and digital technology skills and expertise to non-profit organisations, digitally transforming their work and accelerating their social impact.

Pamela draws inspiration from the varied backgrounds and cultures she encounters as she travels the world. When she is not meeting with clients or inspiring our teams, you will find her enjoying time with family and friends.

Mauro Meanti
Chief Operating Officer

As COO of Avanade, Mauro Meanti is responsible for the company’s operating performance and global business operations worldwide.

Previously Mauro was COO of Avanade Europe after joining Avanade as general manager of Avanade Italy in 2015. Mauro comes to Avanade from a 23-year career at Microsoft during which he served in European leadership positions that culminated in his post as vice president of business strategy for Microsoft International.

Mauro, who began his career as a software developer at Olivetti, holds a degree in mathematics. Father of four, Mauro is keenly interested in understanding and addressing growing inequalities in society, in particular gender-based inequality. He enjoys the theatre, movies, poetry and songwriters’ concerts.

Sonia Webb
Sonia Webb
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Sonia Webb is responsible for Avanade’s global investment strategy and management, as well as its financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax, internal audit, financial planning and treasury.

Sonia joined Avanade in July 2019 as Global Finance Lead bringing 25+ years of experience, including 22 years with Accenture. At Accenture she most recently had served as Finance Director, North America, where she drove strategic financial priorities across the company’s largest market. Previously she was Finance Director for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology business in North America and earlier, a member of the Corporate Development Transaction Services team, where she provided critical financial deal shaping guidance across a variety of industries and offerings.

Sonia holds an MBA in finance and accounting and degree in economics. An avid horseback rider, when she isn’t working, you’ll find her out in nature with her family.

Bob Bruns
Bob Bruns
Chief Information & Security Officer

As Avanade Chief Information & Security Officer, Bob Bruns is responsible for Avanade’s internal enterprise technology and for delivering the technology capabilities that power the company’s people and operations worldwide. In addition, he is responsible for Avanade information security, client data protection, incident management, asset protection, and business continuity programmes. As CI&SO, Bob and his teams work with clients to ensure we meet their information security obligations.

Previously Bob was Vice President of Infrastructure Services and Global Operations, accountable for delivery of Avanade’s enterprise infrastructure services worldwide, including security, end-user enablement, collaboration, hosting and network services. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years with Accenture, serving as Director of Unified Communications & Collaboration Services.

Bob holds a degree in Information Decision Science from the University of Illinois, as well as advanced leadership programme certifications from the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, and the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.

Caroline Fanning
Chief People Officer

Chief People Officer Caroline Fanning is passionate about Avanade’s people and about creating employee experiences that make us all feel inspired, confident and cared for. She leads Avanade’s global human resources organisation and is responsible for our people programs from talent acquisition to employee development and beyond.

Caroline joined Avanade in 2016 as Europe HR lead and in 2018 assumed responsibility for Global Business HR, working with teams around the world on initiatives such as the use of predictive analytics to manage attrition, organisational effectiveness and the development of a consistent employee experience, from onboarding through to our alumni network. She led the HR component of Avanade’s initial pandemic response, including liaising with our team across the globe as they managed self-reporting, flexible working, self-care and more.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Aston University and has completed post-graduate work in executive leadership at Cornell University. Caroline’s favorite way to unwind: a long dog walk with a country pub at the end.

craig-gorsline
Craig Gorsline
Chief Growth Officer
Twitter-Orange Follow me on Twitter

As Chief Growth Officer, Craig Gorsline is responsible for driving the Avanade go-to-market strategy end to end across our business. As part of his portfolio, Craig is responsible for our Solutions and Delivery organisation, Advisory practice, emerging technology, innovation and product incubation.

Previously Craig was President, co-CEO and Chief Commercial Officer of ThoughtWorks, a global technology firm with a digital engineering focus, where he was accountable for driving revenues of more than $500 million in technology and consulting services. Prior to ThoughtWorks, Craig spent time as a senior executive at JPMorganChase in the Treasury Services Technology Group, as well as with a boutique technology consulting firm in Canada.

Craig holds a degree in criminology and psychology from Simon Fraser University and an MBA in digital technologies from Royal Roads University.

Stella Goulet
Stella Goulet
Chief Marketing Officer
Twitter-Orange Follow me on Twitter

As CMO, Stella Goulet leads Avanade’s marketing strategy and award-winning global marketing team. She is responsible for guiding the company’s image and market development through a period of high growth and significant change in the IT industry as businesses become increasingly digital. She is Avanade’s first CMO and a member of its executive leadership team.

In her career, Stella has covered every marketing aspect of a business-to-business services firm: packaging and promoting solutions, field marketing, content and thought leadership development, branding, advertising, digital marketing, media and analyst relations, and marketing for major acquisitions.

She is a member of Forrester’s CMO Group and has served on the Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA) Advisory Board. Stella speaks and writes on a variety of marketing-related topics that focus on helping grow profitable businesses in the digital world. These include client experience, the CMO-CIO relationship, digital marketing, agile marketing and the role of artificial intelligence in marketing.

A strong proponent of diversity in the IT industry, she is executive sponsor of Avanade’s Prism Employee Resource Group (LGBT + inclusion), and is involved in activities designed to encourage girls and young women to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Stella holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.

Lisa Pettigrew
Chief Sales Officer

As Chief Sales Officer, Lisa Pettigrew leads our global sales organization, with responsibility for Avanade’s global sales vision, strategy and execution to drive success for our clients. Lisa drives an innovative and buyer-centric orientation that helps our teams create great experiences for our clients and their customers.

Over the course of her career, Lisa has led large, diverse global teams across industries and markets, supporting digital transformation with cloud-based solutions. Lisa draws on 25+ years of extensive business and enterprise technology leadership experience in both organic and inorganic growth models at Cognizant, DXC Technology and Accenture.

Originally from Australia, Lisa is based in Washington D.C. and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors Economics) from the University of Sydney. Lisa has served on several boards, including Multiple Sclerosis Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, and is a passionate advocate on matters of inclusion and diversity, particularly supporting people living with disabilities.

florin-rotar
Florin Rotar
Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer Florin Rotar leads the strategic development of a portfolio of solutions and services that position Avanade to be a market maker and category leader, emphasizing our commitment to emerging technology and innovation.

Florin previously led Avanade’s global Modern Workplace business, where we reimagine and redefine the workplace as a creator of sustainable business value, and Accenture's Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) business in the areas of Digital Workplace and Workplace Experience.

Curious by nature and a technologist by trade ever since he wrote his first program on a Commodore 64 as a child, Florin was the company’s first Chief Technology Innovation Officer. He has had key roles leading Avanade’s Digital Market Unit globally, and establishing and growing Avanade’s business in the UK and the Nordic region, both as a senior practitioner and as a leader. His early career was with Accenture, Procter & Gamble and as a start-up entrepreneur.

Florin is a world citizen, having spent most of his adult life working in five European capitals. He and his family now call Seattle home.

Bob Malone
Bob Malone
General Counsel

Avanade General Counsel Bob Malone comes to Avanade from a 20-year career at Accenture, where he has had a broad portfolio of leadership roles, including co-leading the North America Contracting team within the Accenture Legal group.

Before joining Avanade Bob also served as director of legal services for Accenture’s Products Operating Group and as global post-merger integration contracting lead. Bob well understands Avanade’s technology-focused culture. Before moving into law, he began his career as a systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems, developing large-scale systems for government clients.

Bob holds a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, an MBA from St. Louis University John Cook School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Guy Mather
Executive, Global Delivery Lead

As Global Delivery Lead, Guy Mather is responsible for Avanade’s global Delivery organisation, ensuring that Avanade delivers on its promises to clients through its engagements worldwide.

Prior to his current role, Guy led Avanade’s Europe Delivery team, creating a center of excellence to support improved performance across European engagements. Over the course of his career, which began as a systems engineer at IBM, Guy served as partner in a variety of leadership roles at Accenture, led platform deployment services as a vice president at Capgemini and spent several years as an independent advisory consultant.

Guy holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bristol. He is passionate about combining walking with his love of history and riding his Peloton bike, not necessarily in that order.

Gord Mawhinney
Executive, Global Industry Lead, Business Applications Global Lead

As Global Industry Lead, Gord Mawhinney drives the overall strategy for Avanade’s industry practices and ensures that our industry capabilities within our Advisory practice, sales organisation and geographies coalesce around one unified strategy. In addition, Gord leads Avanade’s global Business Applications organisation, which includes responsibility for the clients, strategy and teams focused on the company’s finance and operations (ERP), customer engagement (CRM) and digital marketing offerings.

Gord has nearly three decades of leadership experience, from early-career technical, consulting, sales, delivery and management positions with companies such as IBM to an entrepreneurial career building award-winning business application software and professional services companies. Before joining Avanade, he most recently served as CEO of Long View Systems, a hybrid IT company. Gord has also served on several nonprofit boards, including the Entrepreneurs Organisation and the Young Presidents Organisation and is engaged with technology-focused venture capital work as well.

Gord is a focused lifelong learner, most recently completing a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University and his ICD-D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jillian Moore
Executive, Global Advisory

Jillian Moore leads Avanade’s Global Advisory organisation, with responsibility for creating and executing Avanade’s advisory strategy, developing and leading our global advisory offerings and capabilities, and managing our strategic engagements with Avanade advisory clients.

Jillian comes to Avanade from Atos, where she led the company’s Global Digital Transformation practice. Prior to that she was a client services partner and Customer Engagement practice lead at Slalom Consulting in the U.K.

She holds a master’s degree with honors in advanced computing from Imperial College, London, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in computer science from the University of York. Passionate about mental health and the role physical activity plays, Jillian is chair of the board of trustees of London Sport, a social service non-profit whose mission is to encourage the people of London to be more active. She sets a good example. Jillian is an avid scuba diver and instructor, with a particular interest in underwater photography.

Sean Peterson
Executive, Applications and Infrastructure

Sean Peterson leads global strategy and delivery for Avanade’s applications and infrastructure business, which works with organisations to unlock business value from the cloud, embrace modern software engineering approaches and reimagine application development and modernisation.

Sean comes to Avanade from Accenture, where he began 24 years ago as a Unix programmer. Sean is passionate about using technology to help clients, and over the course of his career, he has helped clients design, build, engineer and deliver a wide range of projects across multiple industries. Along the way he has held a range of technology and business leadership roles in global architecture, cloud, intelligent engineering services and the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, of which Avanade is a central pillar.

When Sean was growing up, he wanted to be a physicist, and who wouldn’t? He may hold a degree in physics from Texas A&M University, but today he is practicing a different type of alchemy, helping Avanade clients along their digital journeys and mentoring the next generation of technologists.

Veit Siegenheim Global Modern Workplace AMBG Executive
Veit Siegenheim
Executive, Global Modern Workplace and AMBG

Veit Siegenheim leads the strategy and execution of Avanade’s global Modern Workplace business, where we reimagine and redefine the workplace as a creator of sustainable business value, and Accenture's Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) in the areas of Digital Workplace and Workplace Experience.

Veit joined Avanade in 2017, initially heading Avanade's Advisory practice in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, then for the whole of Europe. A computer scientist, Veit has spent more than 25 years of his career in management consulting in various positions, including Executive Partner/Managing Director at Accenture, Vice President at Capgemini Consulting and as an Executive Partner at IBM Global Business Services.

Veit holds a master's degree in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He enjoys spending his free time with his family near and on the water. As time permits, this passionate hobby sailor explores the Mediterranean on a sailing yacht.

Simon Thomas
Executive, Data and Applied Intelligence

Simon Thomas leads Avanade’s global data and applied intelligence (AI) business, which harnesses the combined power of AI, analytics and intelligent automation to help our clients apply data-driven intelligence into everything they do. Avanade’s data and AI group encompasses data platform modernisation, intelligent industry solutions and intelligent automation.

Simon joins Avanade from IBM where he held regional and global leadership roles in the areas of CRM, business analytics, Digital, IoT and AI, driving sales, strategic growth and delivery excellence. In his most recent role, he was responsible for growing its AI and Cognitive Consulting practice. Prior to his AI work, Simon led business analytics for IBM’s growth regions and built the company’s digital consulting practice in Asia Pacific.

Simon began his career as a consultant and retains a passion for building and nurturing strong consulting practices that earn client trust and deliver value. Simon holds a degree in music, music production and engineering from Berklee College and a master of science in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.

Adam Warby
Adam Warby
CEO Emeritus
Twitter-Orange Follow me on Twitter

Avanade CEO Emeritus Adam Warby was named to the role after serving as CEO from 2008 to 2019.

Adam joined Avanade as a founding member of the team in 2000. He became Avanade’s second CEO in September 2008, succeeding Mitch Hill, and has been instrumental in accelerating the rotation of the company to focus on digital, cloud and the rapid growth of the company’s direct business. Under his leadership, Avanade revenues have nearly tripled, from $0.9 billion in fiscal 2008 to $2.5 billion in fiscal 2018. The company has grown to 36,000 professionals and, with Accenture, comprises the largest group of Microsoft-skilled professionals in the world.

A true global citizen, during his tenure Adam helped expand the company’s footprint, adding seven new countries, for a total of 26 countries around the globe, and closing seven acquisitions to help fuel the company’s growth.

Adam is a vocal supporter of inclusion and diversity and was a driving force behind the creation of Avanade’s corporate citizenship mission to enable young people and their communities to achieve more through the power of digital innovation.

He is chairman of Junior Achievement Europe, chairman of the board of Heidrick & Struggles, and a member of the board of SimCorp. When he is working, you will most likely find him in an airport. If he isn’t, look for a tennis court or a ski slope.

Our Geographies

anna
Anna Di Silverio
President, Europe

Anna Di Silverio, president of Europe, is responsible for guiding strategy, business operations, talent development, sales and delivery across Europe. Anna has a deep commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, supporting our collaborative partnership with Accenture and Microsoft, and providing our clients with innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences within the Microsoft ecosystem.

Prior to her current role, Anna served as president of Growth Markets, where she was responsible for business operations in Australia, Brazil, Greater China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Under her leadership, Growth Markets experienced consistent double-digit sales, revenue, and headcount growth, and regions in Growth Markets were recognised for gender equality and progressive workplace practices. Earlier she was Growth Markets’ chief operating officer, responsible for executing Avanade’s strategy and operational excellence across its regions in Asia Pacific and Brazil.

Anna joined Avanade in 2010 as general manager of Avanade Italy. She began her career as a networking architecture researcher and holds a degree in computer sciences from the University of Pisa. When she is not working, she enjoys horticulture, tennis and books on technology and gender gap issues.

Eric Miquelon
Eric Miquelon
President, North America

As President, North America, Eric Miquelon is responsible for guiding the sales, delivery and operations of Avanade's largest business. Working closely with the United States and Canada leadership team, Eric ensures delivery of consistent, high-quality results for Avanade's North American clients.

Previously, Eric led Avanade’s global solutions and delivery teams, as well as our applications and infrastructure business. As part of that portfolio, he led Avanade’s network of digital innovation studios and managed our partner ecosystem.

Eric joined Avanade from Accenture more than 18 years ago, holding a number client-facing, business leadership and partner management roles, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of Avanade Europe.

While he was born and raised in Chicago, you'll find Eric with a mug of Yorkshire tea in the afternoon, a habit he picked up when he lived in the UK a few years ago.

Rodrigo Caserta
President, Growth Markets

Rodrigo Caserta, president of Growth Markets, is responsible for Avanade’s business operations in Australia, Brazil, Greater China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.

Previously Rodrigo was general manager of Avanade Brazil, where he delivered consistent year-on-year double-digit growth, expanded Avanade’s presence in the Brazil market and developed a solid partnership with both Microsoft and Accenture, building a strong collaboration model across the three companies that led to years of significant business success.

Rodrigo joined Avanade in 2015 following a career in technology that included 10 years with Accenture. Passionate about leading people and celebrating their development and success, Rodrigo serves as a mentor and coach at Endeavor, a global non-profit organisation that encourages entrepreneurship and supports start-up businesses.

Rodrigo holds a degree in production engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University.

Our Innovation and Ecosystem

Sailaja Bhagavatula
Global lead, Advanced Technology Centers

As head of Avanade’s global Advanced Technology Center network, Sailaja Bhagavatula is responsible for all the Microsoft work we do across our global ATC delivery centers and centers of excellence, including studios that specialise in experience design and digital, cloud and agile technologies. The global ATC team includes 30,000+ technology experts, a backbone of Avanade’s delivery capability.

Sailaja is a member of the Accenture Advanced Technology Centers in India (ATCI) leadership team and the Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG) Executive Committee. She also serves as the Inclusion and Diversity program sponsor for Accenture in India. She is passionate about the I&D agenda and has a deep commitment to creating inclusive and diverse workforces.

Before assuming her current role, Sailaja led the Intelligent Platform Services group at ATCI, with responsibility for driving growth, innovation, sales enablement and solution support, as well as overseeing project delivery and helping clients achieve enterprise-wide transformation. She has 23+ years of deep technology experience in the IT services industry, including leadership roles across sales, solution architecture, delivery, practice development and asset/IP building across multiple platforms and technologies.

Sailaja has multicultural work experience across India, Japan and the United Kingdom. A fitness and travel enthusiast, she enjoys swimming and playing badminton with her family, as well as music, singing and playing the guitar.

Regional leadership

mac-ghani-leadership
Mac Ghani
Executive General Manager, Australia

As Executive General Manager Australia, Mac Ghani and his team are responsible for accelerating the growth of Avanade’s business in Australia and leading a team of more than 500+ professionals based in five offices: Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Before the appointment, Mac served as General Manager for Avanade’s business in Central Canada. In addition to his proven capability in building business momentum, Mac brings with him an expansive portfolio accumulated from his experience working with clients in the public sector, financial services and oil and gas industries.

Mac first joined Avanade in 2004 as a Capability Lead at the Canberra office, before moving to Avanade’s Melbourne office where he focused on clients which included some of Australia’s largest banks. In his role as Avanade Australia’s Chief Technology Officer, Mac focused on the application of innovative solutions and services on the Microsoft ecosystem, combined with bold, fresh thinking, to help Avanade’s clients realise business results. Mac subsequently took on the position of Malaysia Country Manager, where he demonstrated his capabilities in adapting quickly to the diversity of cultures and embracing an entrepreneurial mindset to drive the growth of Avanade’s business and its team in the country.

He has a graduate Masters in Business and Technology from the University of South Wales.

Andrew Moroney
Director, Digital Innovation Studio Australia
Andrew’s 10+ years’ experience in the delivery of large-scale transformation initiatives has equipped him with the ability to align the need for immediate impact with the strategic direction of an organisation. Andrew maintains visibility and ownership of all experience transformation projects within Avanade Digital Innovation Studio. Andrew brings a fanatical energy around exploring ways in which organisations can deliver simpler, richer or quicker digital experience for their people and their customers.
Bernadette Harkin
Chief Operating Officer

As the COO for Avanade Australia, Bernadette has the opportunity to bring experience across most elements of the business to support the success of Avanade clients and Avanade people.

Bernadette has had the opportunity to work with a diverse client base over her career both as a leader of large and diverse clients to leading teams with a portfolio of industries. This leadership has covered, Advisory, Sales and Delivery. This broad experience provides Bernadette to support our clients and teams in driving business outcomes and successful change. Bernadette is also the Executive Sponsor for the STEM community and the programs conducted in partnerships with Schools, Universities and industry bodies.

Working across Australia, Asia and Europe has provided the opportunity to work with organisations all over the world in Advisory and transformational engagements based on design-based thinking to drive strategic outcomes.

As a personal interest, Bernadette follows the impact of technology and how it shapes our future from a personal and environmental perspective.

Bernadette lives in Sydney with her family and enjoys time in nature outside of the office.

Carol Gobby
Senior Sales Executive for Products Operating Group

Carol Gobby is the Senior Sales Executive for Avanade Products Operating Group who works with consumer-related industries and some of Australia’s icon brands to help them grow and innovate.

Carol has more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology and services industry and returned to Avanade in January 2018. She is highly skilled in Business Development, Account Leadership, Partner Management, Enterprise Software, Customer Experience and Digital Transformation.

Carol is an Idea’s person, who believes that we can always improve and stretch our thinking to innovate and see ahead of the curve, both inside and outside our organisation. Enabling rapid change to shifting market landscapes, emerging technology and digital disruption.

Chris Stradling
Chris Stradling
Modern Workplace Market Unit Lead

Chris is the Modern Workplace Market Unit Lead for Avanade Australia. Where he and his team work as trusted advisors to help organisations modernise and move beyond the status quo of routine IT. By understanding the unique roadblocks they’re facing in their modern workplace journey, they work collaboratively to develop a new roadmap for achieving their objectives.

With nearly two decades in the IT industry, Chris is a passionate leader and focused around building successful teams. Chris prides himself on his ability to deliver results for clients by setting an agenda and keeping a project moving. As a thought leader and strategist in the Modern Workplace, he leverages his expertise to help organisations realise the full potential of their workplace and employee experience.

Corinna Reeves
OG Lead Resources Sector

As our National OG Lead for Resources Sector, Corinna has returned to Avanade and leads the Resources Services team to continue building and expanding the Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade strategic alliance and help drive growth and customer advocacy for Australia’s leading mining and resources customers. Corinna believes in the lifetime value of customers and engaging with them as partners and brings over 20 years in Strategic Sales, Project Management and Operations Management roles within the Management Consulting and Technology, HR and Professional Services firms within Australia. Her client engagements and projects have been within Public and Health Sector, Financial Services, Retail and brings over 10+ years in resources and energy industry supporting customers such as BG Group, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Arrow Energy, Origin, Energy Queensland and Powerlink.

Corinna’s background is developing and delivering business advisory services, digital technology solutions, ERP and large enterprise outsourcing solutions and enjoys helping customers navigate and embrace the next wave of digital disruption to customers globally, Australia and Asia. “Over a third of businesses don’t feel they are able to disrupt themselves in the face of digital change, I enjoy educating and helping customers navigate, plan to prepare their business practices and policies that will adapt to digital disruption without getting caught up in the hype”.

At home, Corinna enjoys spending time with her partner and teenage daughter, working on her 40 acre equine property, continuously learning the art of Classical Dressage and through Animal Rescue Queensland, fosters, rehabilitates and re-homes large bred dogs.

Deirdre McIntosh
Deirdre McIntosh
Australia Regional Capability Lead
Deirdre leads the Australian Talent communities and is responsible for a team of over 200 people who deliver innovative solutions to our clients leveraging the Microsoft ecosystem. She joined Avanade in July 2015 and has played numerous leadership roles across the different Talent Communities before becoming the Regional Capability Lead. With over 15 years consulting experience she is passionate about designing and delivering innovative solutions that provide tangible practical outcomes. Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College Dublin; lives in Brisbane and loves to run and spend time with her family and friends during her spare time.
Eugene Belilovsky
Eugene Belilovsky
Vice President, Advisory Services

Eugene joined Avanade Australia in May 2016 as Vice President, Advisory Services. In this role, he is responsible for a diverse and talented group of digital strategists, creatives and technologists who are passionate about helping our clients succeed in the digital age. Prior to Avanade, Eugene worked with a global management consultancy with a focus on strategy, innovation and customer centric transformation programs. Eugene studied at the University of Melbourne with degrees in Commerce and Information Systems. Outside of work, Eugene’s kept busy with his two sons, a passion for travelling and keeping fit.

Marx Talangbayan
Marx Talangbayan
Finance Director

Marx joined Avanade in March 2021 as Finance Director for Australia and was previously working in Accenture , where he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles including Commercial Director, Area Portfolio Finance Lead for Products AAPAC, and Asia Pacific CFM Lead. Marx brings a great deal of experience in financial performance and planning, profitability management, business advisory and working on complex commercial deal structures. As Avanade Australia’s Finance lead Marx is responsible for the regions’ investment strategy and financial management, as well as its financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax, project accounting, and financial planning.

Marx was born in the Philippines and moved to Sydney, Australia with his family as a young child. He studied at the University of Technology, Sydney and is CPA qualified. In his spare time, Marx enjoys listening to music, dancing, consuming pop culture and spending time with family and friends. He loves living in inner city of Sydney with his husband and is looking forward to travelling again as soon as its possible!

Rebel Berenyi
Human Resources Director

Rebel joined Avanade in 2015 and is our Regional HR Lead for Australia. As a strong advocate for employee experience and wellbeing, Rebel will support our continued evolution towards Ambition2025, and further develop our talent.

Prior to joining Avanade, Rebel spent nearly 17 years IBM in various roles including Business HR Partner, Benefits Program lead, Resource Management Lead. She has extensive experience across all HR disciplines and employee relations.

On a personal level, Rebel is based in Melbourne with her husband, Zoltan, and their two daughters. Rebel loves to run and is proud to call herself a Marathoner. In her downtime, she loves escaping with great book.

Lourens Swanepoel
Lourens Swanepoel
Market Unit Lead, Digital

Lourens moved across from Accenture Technology Consulting to Avanade as one of the Avanade South Africa founding team 5 years ago where Lourens performed various roles including leading the Infrastructure, CRM and Collaboration Service Lines, CTIO and currently Market Unite lead for both Digital and Cloud.

Lourens started his career in technology with an open source start-up, building custom open-source solutions for the financial services and automotive industry backed with global Venture Capital funding, then moved on to work with various global technology companies before joining Accenture and Avanade.

He holds a bachelor of commerce majoring in Management and Economics, as well as various industry qualifications.

Lourens is passionate about building successful teams and harnessing the potential of technology to change things for the better.

He spends his spare time on very “un-digital” pursuits such as furthering his studies, and spending quality time in the outdoors with his wife and two boys.

Rachel Edwards
Rachel Edwards
Market Unit Lead, Apps and Infrastructure

Rachel is a deeply experienced IT executive currently leading Avanade's Applications and Infrastructure business in Australia. With 20+ years in consulting her experience stretches from strategy, implementation and service-based solutions, sourcing strategies and strategic partnerships.

A member of the Avanade Australia Leadership Team, her current role focuses on bringing businesses to the cloud and enabling digital experiences, through application transformation or Hybrid Cloud programs powered with rapid deployment leveraging DevOps & Agile. With a degree in Psychology Rachel also has natural strengths in team building and leadership. She is passionate in supporting the careers and progression of women in IT and bringing gender balance to the sector. A keen cyclist and self-proclaimed thrill seeker, she holds the title of first woman to ever cross the North Simpson via the Madigan line on a bike.

Rod Hooper
Director, Legal

Rod returned to Avanade in 2017 to take up the role of Legal Counsel responsible for managing the legal services for the Australian operations. Rod is an experienced lawyer specialising in providing comprehensive in-house legal services and has experience across multiple jurisdictions including Australia/New Zealand, South East Asia, the UK and the US.

Despite being Brisbane based Rod is a keen snow-boarder but also enjoys hiking and strength training.

Rod has always had a passion for technology and subsequently returned to QUT to complete a Bachelor of Information Technology. Since then Rod has specialised in providing in-house legal services to ICT companies including previously working for Avanade (2005 to 2009).

Rod holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Queensland University of Technology and spent the early years of his career as a Crown Prosecutor and later as a lawyer with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Saurabh Verma
Financial Services OG Lead

Saurabh leads the Financial Services team in Australia with responsibility for driving sales and how we go to market in the Financial Services sector.
He re-joined Avanade Australian in 2009 and has since played roles spanning Practice Lead, CTO team, and then moving in to sales. His background is in Distributed Agile delivery, Software Engineering, and Solution Architecture across the UK and Australia in the Banking and Insurance sectors.
Saurabh has a passion for technology and helps clients understand and rotate to the new, whether it be Customer Experiences, Intelligent Automation, Cloud Capability, or Employee centric delivery.

avanade leadership
Lucia Gamarra
Market Unit Lead, Business Applications

Lucia Gamarra is the Executive for the Business Applications Market Unit for Avanade Australia which includes Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (ERP), Customer Engagement (CRM), Power Platforms and Digital Marketing offerings. Responsible for the leadership, planning, coordination and management of the Business, with cumulative sales and revenue accountability.

Lucia brings extensive experience working with Microsoft technologies, joining the Dynamics partner channel in the late 1990’s representing local and global partners in Australia, New Zealand and Asia and prides herself on being intrinsic to the growth of successful businesses by building and developing high performing teams.

As an Executive sponsor of large transformational projects, she leads and enables teams that define and innovate strategies by differentiating on value and agility that result in the accomplishment of overall business objectives and satisfaction of Clients.

Lucia has been actively involved in; Women in Leadership Mentoring & Development Programs | Corporate Citizenship initiatives | Participated in several Community Reach Programs

Spending most of her life in eastern and northern suburbs of Sydney, Lucia has recently moved to small acreage in a coastal town with a dream to one day establish a hobby farm.

Next steps

Find out more about the people leading the way for Avanade and our clients.

Share this page