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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.
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.