Gavin McMurdo – about me

June 21st, 2016

I am an experienced executive with 25 plus years of organizational and people leadership experience in various high-tech execution-focused roles across multiple continents and cultures.  The intent of this blog is to help others learn from my experiences thereby improving the life of the people we lead.  After all it always seems to be our people who pay the price of our mistakes.

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Brief Biography

Gavin McMurdo is the VP Cloud Service Engineering for CenturyLink, based in Bellevue, WA.  Previously, he led the teams responsible for Xbox network and sever infrastructure, server OS down to the DC.  Before moving to Xbox he led an organization responsible for the operations and support of the shared tools and line-of-business applications that used to run the majority of the Microsoft’s customer facing global data centers.  He was recruited to Microsoft after spending a number of years with startups in various leadership positions leading both technical and business teams.

Prior to adopting the startup lifestyle, Gavin was a member of Novell’s elite Advanced Development Group where he was able to leverage his international business experience by playing a pivotal role in developing new technologies.  He was transferred him to the US after he helped start the Novell Africa office in Johannesburg South Africa.  In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cycling and sports cars.

All of the opinion expressed on this blog those of Gavin McMurdo and do not reflect those of his employer in any way.

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