Avanade’s CEO is stepping down, but the tech consulting and services company born out of a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, didn’t have to look far for a replacement.
The company said Thursday that Adam Warby, who has been CEO since 2008, will step down in August. Taking the CEO job will be Pam Maynard, an 11-year veteran of the company who most recently served as president of strategic solutions and innovation, making sure clients are well-served by all of the products and services available in the Microsoft ecosystem.
“I am proud and delighted to serve as Avanade’s next chief executive officer,” Maynard said. “This is an exciting time in the marketplace. Our clients are looking to drive innovation and growth in the digital era, and we are ideally positioned to help them tap into the enterprise-wide potential of Microsoft technology.”
During her career at Avanade, Maynard also led the company’s U.K. division and later ran the entire European branch. Avanade says it has 36,000 professionals in its network in 26 countries. The company makes business technology solutions and is a managed services provider for Microsoft technologies.
During Warby’s time at the helm, Avanade’s revenue nearly tripled from $900 million in 2008 to $2.5 billion in 2018. In that time period, the company made seven acquisitions.
Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft and a director on the Avanade board, praised the CEO transition in the statement.
“Adam helped create a unique culture within Avanade that has empowered the team to innovate with passion and purpose every day. This winning formula helped Avanade become one of the most successful joint ventures in the industry. As the company continues to grow, Pam will bring continued leadership to the team with a deep focus in helping customers from all sectors succeed by marrying their business goals with Microsoft’s technology. She has the full support of the board.”