Gavriella Schuster is a visionary and mission-focused executive and public company director with broad influence on the leading edge of technology-enabled business innovation. A Microsoft veteran who ran its partner ecosystem, Gavriella is a strategic business leader recognized for changing businesses and business models. She has extensive sales, marketing, and product development expertise helping thousands of client companies transform through technology.
Over 26 years at Microsoft, Gavriella led significant change initiatives while transforming its relationships with partners and customers. As Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, she reimagined the global partner program, growing it into a powerhouse with more than 90,000 cloud services partners and over 12,000 published marketplace solutions. Earlier roles include the US Enterprise and Cloud Business as well as the global Windows Client Business. She is currently a strategic advisor for the Berkshire Partners private equity firm, and a Member of the Board of Open Systems, Nerdio and Chinasoft International.
She is also a fierce advocate for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. She is a founding executive sponsor and board advisor of the Women in Tech Network and Women in Cloud and serves on the boards of the Women Business Collaborative and SHE Community. She delivered a TEDx talk last year BeCOME an Ally: How to achieve gender equity | Gavriella Schuster | TEDxCherryCreekWomen - Bing video and has recently released a new eBook on Becoming an Ally ALLIES - Gavriella Schuster.