Dave Seybold, Avanade

Chief Operating Officer

Dave Seybold Biography

As COO, Dave Seybold is responsible for the company’s operating performance and global business operations.

Dave joined Avanade after 25 years at IBM, where most recently he was GBS Global Leader for IBM Software and Cloud Business Solutions. In that capacity, he was responsible for IBM’s cross-brand business model, Cloud Business Solutions. Earlier, Dave held a number of IBM leadership roles, including managing partner for the GBS general business; vice president, Consulting Services Europe; and general manager, Global Delivery India.

Throughout his career Dave has maintained a keen interest in using technology to drive innovation, revenue growth and cost reduction. He has worked with a diverse set of clients in multiple industries and has been published in numerous leading journals.

Dave 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.