Executive Board Director • DEI Advocate • Former Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
2021 Speaker • 2022 Speaker

Redmond, Washington

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. Gavriella also champions DE&I, as a TEDx Speaker launched #BeCOME and #ALLIES platforms.

Over 25 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 also focused on DE&I as a founding executive sponsor and board advisor of the Women in Tech Network and Women in Cloud. She continues to serve on the boards of both organizations as well as the Women Business Collaborative and SHE Community.

Strategic advisor for the Berkshire Partners private equity firm, Gavriella is a Member of the Board of Chinasoft International and several leading industry boards.