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Craig Gorsline

Chief Growth OfficerAvanade

Nashville, TN

Member Since February 2023


Executive Leadership
Growth Strategy and Execution
Innovation & Growth


Craig Gorsline is Chief Growth Officer at Avanade. A dynamic CXO with over two decades of experience in leading teams to drive exceptional value for clients and sustainable growth for organizations. Craig’s experience covers the gamut, including managing and leading digital businesses, brand building, operations, and demand generation across multiple global technology and product industries. A collaborative and results-driven technology veteran, Gorsline is passionate about building high-performing, diverse, globally distributed teams that can help bring an organization’s vision to life and lead clients through continuous change. In his capacity as CGO, Gorsline is responsible for advancing Avanade’s enterprise growth strategies, working closely with teams that monitor the market and assemble trends and using these data to drive executive decision-making on new solutions and services. With a dual focus on client strategy and solutions, Gorsline has helped to spearhead many important initiatives in his five years at Avanade, including the company’s five-year growth plan. During his tenure at Avanade, Gorsline has helped both Avanade and its clients navigate through the challenges of the pandemic, all while launching a new, evolved operating model. By nature a “builder” who is passionate about bringing together the best teams to help realize business value for clients, Gorsline is excited about the current state of technological innovation and helping clients leverage these advances to transform their personal and professional lives.

Published content

From hype to reality: The journey of responsible AI implementation


Fast Company Executive Board member Craig Gorsline shares how to responsibly integrate AI into your workflow.

Knowing your ‘why’: The importance of an AI strategy for sustainable, long-term growth


Fast Company Executive Board member Craig Gorsline, of Avanade, says that simply adopting new technology isn’t sufficient for growth. A robust strategy is crucial to digital maturity.

Shift change: Three priorities as we reimagine the future of work


Where is the future of work headed? Here are three priorities on which smart organizations are focusing.

Welcoming disruption: How an innovative technology partnership helps clients meet change head-on


According to Fast Company Executive Board member Craig Gorsline, specialization is what distinguishes digital, cloud, and advisory services provider Avanade from its industry peers.

17 ways to improve your company's growth strategy in tough times

expert panel

Consider these areas you may have overlooked. Your business, like many other companies, may be struggling to get ahead in an uncertain economy, but there is hope. You don't have to stay stuck. Pivoting from a negative mindset about what's to come in the future for your business is the first step. Now, you must put a practical plan into place that will help you strengthen your trust with loyal customers and promote brand re-engagement at the same time.  Here, 17 Fast Company Executive Board members propose their best practices to help turn the situation around in no time, even during a slow economy.

How are emerging leaders navigating change? They’re reinventing themselves in three ways


Emerging leaders look at their technology investments—and the role that technology plays in the enterprise—in three ways that are vastly different than their peers.

Company details


Company bio

At Avanade, our vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft. Established over 20 years ago by Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade is uniquely positioned as a global technology services leader across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day our 60,000 people bring industry insights, unrivaled expertise and breadth of services to do what matters for our clients and their customers. Do What Matters - Define What Matters - Make What Matters - Power What Matters



Area of focus

Information Technology
Cloud Computing

Company size

10,001 plus