Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

John Lane

Vice President
Avanade

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Company Description

Avanade provides enterprise business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results.

Job Description

Lead customer executive with responsibility to sell and deliver a broad suite of technology solutions across a range of customers. Manage a team of sales personnel and delivery executives. Commercial Account Lead with responsibility to manage operations team that supports sales personnel, delivery managers and account leadership.

Employment History

John Lane is an IT consulting industry veteran with over 20 years of experience building teams to sell and deliver innovate solutions for enterprise customers. His experience covers all aspects of IT Consulting including IT Strategy, Business Analysis, Program Management, Multi-Site Delivery, Outsourcing and Quality Assurance. After beginning his career as a process analyst for Accenture, John built a career delivering large-scale enterprise solutions across a variety of industries including Financial Services, Automotive Products and Telecommunications. John then joined Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, to help launch the company in 2000. Since then, John has held roles in program management, account management, delivery management oversight and account group leadership.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My mentoring objective is to help students looking to enter the consulting industry or further build their consulting skills. I have experience across all aspects of consulting. I want to share my experience with students who plan to make their careers in the consulting industry. I will discuss the various aspects of working in consulting to help students determine their interests and prepare them for a successful career in consulting.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Late afternoon meeting time; Seattle U is a meeting option.