Gavin McMurdo – about me
I am an experienced manager with 20 plus years of organizational leadership and people management experience with various high-tech companies 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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Gavin McMurdo is the VP Operations for Tier 3, an independent PaaS company based in Bellevue, WA. Previously, we led the teams responsible for Xbox 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 Director-level positions leading Program Management and Business Development 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 are mine and do not reflect those of my employer in any way.