Avanade appoints Eric Miquelon as North America President
Seattle/Chicago, January 20, 2021 – Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem and the recently announced 2020 Global Alliance Microsoft SI Partner of the Year for the 15th year, announced today that it has appointed Eric Miquelon, as the new Area President for North America.
Miquelon will be responsible for Avanade’s largest business, driving growth in the U.S. and Canada, managing strategy and operations implementation, and leading a team of more than 2900 professionals across 20 locations, seven Avanade Innovation Studios and four Avanade Innovation Centers. He will continue to report directly to Avanade CEO, Pam Maynard.
Miquelon joined Avanade from Accenture in 2003 and has held numerous roles that span client-facing, partner management and business leadership. Most recently, Miquelon served as the Global Solutions and Delivery Lead while also running Avanade’s Applications and Infrastructure business. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Avanade Europe. Earlier in his career, Eric served on the North America leadership team where he was responsible for business activities in the Midwest region.
“Eric has played a key role in both growing and leading our business over the last 15 years. In today’s uncertain environments, more than ever before, our clients are relying on our advice and partnership to help them build organizational resilience and plan for the future. Eric’s deep knowledge and experience of technology and its critical role in helping companies transform and differentiate themselves makes him the perfect candidate to lead our North American business. His work will help make a genuine human impact for our clients and their customers as they continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, and beyond,” says Pam Maynard, Avanade CEO.
“I’m excited to be taking up the role of North American President at such a critical time,” says Miquelon. “We have a great team of people with unrivalled skills on the Microsoft platform, and a passion for delivering innovative solutions for our clients. Helping companies accelerate through their current challenges on their journeys to the cloud and finding new ways to deliver great experiences to their employees and customers is what gets me out of bed in the morning.”
Miquelon holds a degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 39,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.