Former Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Commercial Partner Gavriella Schuster joins Nerdio board of directors

Arif Bacchus

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Nerdio, a company that provides solutions for organizations looking to deploy virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure, has a new but familiar face on its board of directors. Just announced is the addition of Gavriella Schuster to their board.

Schuster had worked at Microsoft for 25 years, and originally left the company back in 2021. She was last in the role as Microsoft CVP of Commercial Partner, where she was responsible for global recruitment, enablement, and engagement of Microsoft partners. In her new role at Nerdio, she will take on similar roles of “strengthen Nerdio’s continued investments in its growing customer base and community,” per a press release.

In her own words on the matter:

Nerdio is truly in a class of its own when it comes to enabling any company to benefit from Microsoft’s virtual desktop offerings regardless of their current environment, IT staff or technical expertise in Azure. I have long admired the company for its leadership in both the channel community and Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, and relish working with this team in my new capacity as a board member.

She will also join Nerdio board members Bret Maxwell, MK Capital; Harry Zoberman, Zoberman Advisory Group; and Andy Lees, another former top Microsoft executive with extensive product and enterprise go-to-market (GTM) expertise. Note that Schuster also sits on the board of directors for Open Systems, Chinasoft International, Women in Cloud, and SHE. This is in addition to holding advisory board positions with many organizations including the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP). Schuster is even a fierce advocate for diversity. 

Nerdio empowers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprises to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Some of their products include Nerdio Manager for Enterprise, which is is a packaged Azure application that runs in users’ own tenant without compromising security and compliance by allowing third-party vendors access into the IT environment.