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O nosso negócio

Pamela Maynard
Presidente executivo

A CEO, Pamela Maynard, acredita que o objetivo da Avanade é ter um impacto humano genuíno. Está empenhada na visão da Avanade: sermos líderes de inovação digital, ao criar excelentes experiências enquanto alcançamos resultados para os nossos clientes e respetivos clientes, através do poder do pessoal e do ecossistema da Microsoft. Pamela diz que três das coisas mais importantes que faz são: garantir que os nossos clientes são bem-sucedidos nos seus percursos digitais, certificar-se de que nos mantemos atualizados sobre a próxima onda de tecnologia e garantir que a nossa equipa da Avanade se sente inspirada, confiante e cuidada.

Antes de ser nomeada CEO em setembro de 2019, Pamela foi Presidente de produto e inovação, concentrando-se na definição e no fornecimento de soluções inovadoras aos nossos clientes. No início da sua carreira na Avanade, foi Presidente da nossa organização europeia, após desempenhar funções como Diretora geral da Avanade no Reino Unido.

Pamela é uma apoiante apaixonada da diversidade e da inclusão, e é a patrocinadora executiva do nosso Grupo de colaboradoras de sexo feminino, que inspira as mulheres e possibilita ligações para impulsionar o crescimento e a inovação pessoais e profissionais. Também é a patrocinadora executiva da nossa iniciativa Technology for Social Good, através da qual trazemos o poder da nossa experiência e competências tecnológicas digitais e da cloud para organizações sem fins lucrativos, transformando digitalmente o seu trabalho e acelerando o seu impacto social.

Pamela inspira-se nos vários contextos e culturas que encontra enquanto viaja pelo mundo. Quando não se está a reunir com clientes ou a inspirar as nossas equipas, irá encontrá-la a divertir-se com a sua família e amigos.

Ken Guthrie
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Ken Guthrie holds dual roles at Avanade: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. As CFO, Ken is responsible for all of Avanade’s investment strategy and management, as well as its financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax, internal audit, financial planning and treasury. As COO, he is responsible for the company’s operating performance and global business operations.

Ken joined Avanade in 2012 after a 19-year career at Accenture, where he was a senior executive focusing on client financial management, program management, business operations and negotiation/commercial disciplines. For the last 5 years at Accenture, he was the Director of Operations and Finance for Accenture’s $2 billion Resources North America operating group.

Ken is a graduate of Arizona State University.

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.

Dave Gartenberg
Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Dave Gartenberg is responsible for the strategic direction of all aspects of Avanade’s people management, including training and development, performance management and succession planning. He also plays a key role in helping to enhance the employee experience and advance Avanade as a digital workplace.

Dave comes to Avanade from Slalom, where he was the CHRO for the past four years during a period of high growth. Dave began his career as an economic analyst, before shifting direction to organisational effectiveness. Earlier in his career, he spent 13 years at Microsoft in a variety of roles, including HR general manager of the company’s Customer Services and Support organisation.

Dave holds an MBA with a concentration in organisational behaviour.

Craig Gorsline
Diretor de desenvolvimento
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Enquanto Diretor de desenvolvimento, Craig Gorsline é responsável por levar a estratégia completa da Avanade a todos os nossos negócios. Como parte do seu portefólio, Craig lidera o desenvolvimento e a execução de estratégias, as vendas globais, os nossos programas industriais e de desenvolvimento de ecossistema, a inovação e a incubação de produtos, bem como a tecnologia emergente e a experiência do cliente. Parte integrante desse trabalho é a sua responsabilidade de liderança global pela Avanade Advisory e o seu trabalho com a Accenture e a Microsoft para alinhar o foco da Avanade com a inovação e as tecnologias emergentes em todo o mundo.

Anteriormente, Craig era o Presidente, o Co-CEO e o Diretor comercial da ThoughtWorks, uma empresa de tecnologia global com foco na engenharia digital, onde era responsável por gerar receitas superiores a 500 milhões de dólares em serviços de consultoria e tecnologia. Antes da ThoughtWorks, Craig passou algum tempo como diretor executivo sénior na JPMorganChase no Grupo de tecnologia dos serviços de tesouraria, bem como com uma empresa de consultoria de tecnologia no Canadá.

Craig obteve uma licenciatura em criminologia e psicologia na Universidade Simon Fraser e um MBA em tecnologias digitais na Universidade Royal Roads.

Stella Goulet
Chief Marketing Officer
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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.

Bob Malone
Conselheiro geral

Bob Malone, conselheiro geral da Avanade, junta-se à Avanade após uma carreira de 20 anos na Accenture, onde construiu um vasto portefólio em funções de liderança, incluindo a coliderança da equipa de contratantes da América do Norte no Grupo Legal da Accenture.

Antes de se juntar à Avanade, Bob também desempenhou funções como diretor de serviços jurídicos do Grupo de operações de produtos da Accenture e como responsável contratante de integração pós-fusão global. Bob compreende bem a cultura focada na tecnologia da Avanade. Antes de passar para Direito, iniciou a sua carreira como engenheiro de sistemas na Electronic Data Systems, desenvolvendo sistemas de grande escala para clientes governamentais.

Bob possui uma licenciatura em direito da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de St. Louis, um MBA da John Cook School of Business da Universidade de St. Louis, e uma licenciatura em administração de empresas da Universidade de St. Mary, em San Antonio, no Texas.

Gord Mawhinney
Executive, Business Applications Global Lead

Gord Mawhinney 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.

Eric Miquelon
Executive, Applications and Infrastructure

Eric Miquelon has global responsibility for the growth, market leadership and delivery of offerings in Avanade’s Applications & Infrastructure business. Eric and his teams work with organisations to transform their businesses, using the latest modern software engineering approaches and cloud architectures. At the heart of this business is Modern Application Transformation, which delivers reimagined application development, application modernisation and managed services.

Eric joined Avanade from Accenture more than 15 years ago. He has had an extensive Avanade career that spans client-facing, business leadership and partner management roles. Prior to his current role, Eric served as Chief Operating Officer of Avanade Europe. He started his Avanade career by leading client deliveries, focused on developing and integrating complex business systems.

Florin Rotar
Executive, Modern Workplace Global Lead

Florin Rotar leads Avanade’s global Modern Workplace business, where we reimagine and redefine the workplace as a creator of sustainable business value.

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.

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
CEO emérito
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O CEO emérito da Avanade, Adam Warby, foi nomeado para a função após desempenhar funções como CEO de 2008 a 2019.

Adam juntou-se à Avanade como membro fundador da equipa em 2000. Tornou-se no segundo CEO da Avanade em setembro de 2008, sucedendo a Mitch Hill, e tem sido fundamental na aceleração da rotação da empresa para se concentrar no digital, na cloud e no rápido crescimento dos negócios diretos da empresa. Sob a sua liderança, as receitas da Avanade quase triplicaram, de 0,9 mil milhões de dólares no ano fiscal de 2008 para 2,5 mil milhões de dólares no ano fiscal de 2018. A empresa aumentou o número de profissionais para 36 000 e, com a Accenture, constitui o maior grupo de profissionais especializados em Microsoft do mundo.

Um verdadeiro cidadão global, durante a sua permanência no cargo, Adam ajudou a expandir a presença da empresa, adicionando sete novos países resultando num total de 26 países em todo o mundo, e concluiu sete aquisições para ajudar a impulsionar o crescimento da empresa.

Adam é um apoiante ativo da inclusão e da diversidade, e foi uma força impulsionadora na criação da missão de cidadania corporativa da Avanade para permitir que os jovens e as respetivas comunidades alcançassem mais através do poder da inovação digital.

É presidente da Junior Achievement Europe, presidente do conselho da Heidrick & Struggles e membro do conselho da SimCorp. Se estiver a trabalhar, é muito provável que o encontre num aeroporto. Caso contrário, procure-o num campo de ténis ou numa pista de esqui.

As nossas localizações geográficas

Anna Di Silverio
President, Growth Markets

Anna Di Silverio, president of Growth Markets, is responsible for Avanade’s accelerated growth and business operations in Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.

Previously Anna served as Growth Markets’ chief operating officer, responsible for executing Avanade’s strategy and operational excellence across all Growth Markets regions. Earlier in her Avanade career, she was general manager of Avanade Italy. Under her leadership, the Italy region consistently delivered year-on-year double-digit growth, driven by Anna’s commitment to building a high-performing team and diverse workforce; a strong collaborative partnership with Accenture and Microsoft; and a relentless focus on helping Avanade clients realise results, attributes she brings to all subsequent roles.

Anna has 15 years of Microsoft experience, holding different roles and responsibilities in the areas of services and sales, most recently as Microsoft Services Director and as Public Sector Director. She began her career as a networking architecture researcher in the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Pisa. Earlier in her career, she was a software architect.

Anna holds a degree in computer sciences from the University of Pisa.

Dave Seybold
President, North America

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

Dave joined Avanade as global Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and, as part of his role, was the executive sponsor for Microsoft Dynamics, one of the fastest growing segments in the Microsoft portfolio. Dave has a deep understanding of the business and market opportunities we have in the market. Prior to Avanade, Dave spent more than 25 years with IBM as a systems engineer, consultant, partner and leader in Global Business Services.

He holds a BS in Quantitative Analysis and a BA in Economics from Penn State University, an MS in Operations Research and an MBA from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business.

A nossa inovação e ecossistema

Raghavan Iyer
Avanade Advanced Technology Centers Lead
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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 25,000 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

Tiago Minchin
Tiago Minchin
Country Manager

Tiago Minchin is Avanade Portugal’s Country Manager with 23 years of experience working across financial services clients in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Africa.

Leading Technology for Financial Services in Portugal since 2015, Minchin has been responsible for client portfolio management, including sales strategy, origination and execution and project delivery for System Integration and Application Outsourcing services across banking and insurance clients.

He was Managing Director in Financial Services Brazil, based in São Paulo office, between 2008-2011, with client account leading responsibilities in banking clients.

Relevant experience in IT transformation initiatives in financial services institutions, including:

  • Digital transformation in banking industry: front end renewals, IT architectures, core banking decoupling, BI, paperless operations, front and back office automation.
  • IT strategy definition, planning and execution.
  • Functional and technical architecture design and implementation for different business domains.
  • Banking multichannel platform and branch front-end design, implementation and operation.
  • Core banking, payments and credit cards platforms design and implementation.
  • Post-Merger IT integration planning, definition and management.
  • Business solutions design, implementation and testing for different banking and payment institutions.
  • Business and technical operating model definition.
  • Application Outsourcing setup, transition and service management.

Minchin has an Economics degree in 1995 in ISEG - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. PADE - Advanced Management Program from AESE/IESE in 2015/16.

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