Avanti Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Octo’s GSA Business Unit, is responsible for Octo’s growing General Services Administration (GSA) portfolio. In this capacity, she builds critical partnerships to drive growth and operational performance. Avanti is an accomplished executive leader with more than 20 years of IT management and consulting experience with a track record for delivering exceptional business results for Federal and State Government and Fortune 500 organizations. Previously a Senior Vice President for CGI’s Federal and Public Sector, Avanti was responsible for operational performance and business growth, account strategy development, and IP implementation. Passionate about leadership and culture, Avanti is a speaker for industry organizations such as Women in Technology. She holds an MBA with a concentration in sales and marketing from the G.H. Patel Institute of Management, a B.S. in Business Accounting from University of Baroda, India, and PMP® certification.