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Adam works closely with the Avanade Board of Directors and his leadership team to realise our mission of making a genuine impact on our clients and their customers through solutions based on the Microsoft platform.
Adam joined Avanade at its inception in April, 2000, and as one of the founding members, was instrumental in building the company and shaping its culture. A senior leader, Adam has significant experience managing and growing Avanade’s business operations, having served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the company’s North American and European operations during his tenure. As Executive Vice President, he has also led Avanade’s worldwide sales and marketing teams, and set the vision and direction for Avanade solutions.
A true global citizen, Adam has lived in both Europe and North America, and has frequently traveled the globe visiting Avanade clients and regional offices.
Adam came to Avanade from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the Midwest District, responsible for sales and support of Microsoft software throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Prior to this position, he was General Manager of Microsoft's Enterprise Services, responsible for implementing the strategy and plans for Microsoft's direct and partner services organisations focused on enterprise customers.
Adam is a member of the Heidrick & Struggles board of directors, where he is helping to bring insights into new and emerging technologies. Adam holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.
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Chief Growth Officer Ashish Kumar is responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives to accelerate Avanade’s growth. As part of that portfolio, he oversees the global departments for sales, alliances, innovation, industry and strategy.
From 2008 to 2013, Ashish was President, Europe, Africa and Latin America. He joined Avanade at its inception as Chief Technology Officer and served in this role from 2000 to 2008. During his tenure, he established Avanade’s global delivery capability in India and the Philippines.
Prior to Avanade, Ashish was general manager of Microsoft’s Industry Solutions Group, a consulting unit that delivered the first generation of Microsoft-based enterprise-scale solutions across vertical markets. Ashish started his career in database product engineering at Digital Equipment Corporation.
A recognized leader in IT, Ashish has been named one of the 25 Most Influential CTOs by InfoWorld magazine and one of ComputerWorld magazine’s Top 100 IT Professionals.
Ashish holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London, and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Florida.
Chris Miller leads Avanade’s global security practice, with responsibilities for establishing the strategy and roadmap for its security offerings, and working directly with Avanade's global client base to deliver innovative security solutions.
He previously served as the company’s Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), where he was responsible for Avanade’s technology innovation and incubation function worldwide. As CTIO, he was responsible for leading Avanade’s client-centric innovation agenda, developing and communicating the company’s technology vision both internally and externally, and for supporting all aspects of the company's technology development. From 2010-2015, Chris was Avanade’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibilities for the leadership, management and implementation of the technology capabilities that powered the company’s people and operations across more than 20 countries. During his time as Avanade CIO, he was recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader.
Earlier in his career, Chris spent more than 16 years with Accenture, serving in multiple leadership roles spanning a wide range of technology and consulting functions, culminating with his position as Managing Director.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, with minors in mathematics and history, from Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Konnexe, a technology company that builds specialized social platforms; a Founding Board Member at the University of Washington Information School; and a Board Member at 501 Commons, a Seattle-based group that provides a full range of services to non-profit organizations.
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.
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Raghavan Iyer has more than 22 years of experience in the IT sector and has held leadership positions in companies such as Honeywell, Syntel and Accenture prior to joining Avanade in 2010.
Raghavan currently leads Avanade Advanced Technology Centers, overseeing more than 24,390 professionals across the world.
During his tenure at Accenture, Raghavan played a key role in setting up and establishing Accenture’s outsourcing practice in India, as well as setting up the Life Sciences practice under the Products operating group and eventually leading outsourcing delivery for both the Products and Health and Public Service operating groups. He has a strong process orientation and expertise in program management, package implementation, rollout and support, and managing large portfolios, while working both onshore and offshore.
Raghavan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, as well as additional certifications, including Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Greenbelt and Design For Six Sigma