Executive Team

Steve Vandivier – President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Vandivier is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avanco International, Inc. He has over thirty years of IT industry related experience managing large projects and contracts with the U.S. Army, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Education , Department of Commerce, State and Local Governments, and various commercial clients in the Insurance, Telecommunications, Trade Association, and Healthcare industries. His experience includes complex studies on information management related issues, functional business analysis and Business Process Reengineering, as well as hardware and software requirements analysis. His responsibilities have required him to organize, direct, and coordinate the planning and production of all of contract activities with clients and Avanco field office personnel.

He is the current President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Oracle Professionals. He is a sought after speaker, presenting at numerous federal and commercial technical conferences including the DoD Colloquium, Oracle Open World, the International Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Developers Tools Users Group, and the East Coast Oracle Users Group. He is a charter member of the Oracle Business Intelligence and Portal Customer Advisory Boards. He is the coauthor of the Oracle Press book 'The Oracle 9i Application Server Portal Handbook' (Osborne-McGraw Hill). He is also a past president and at-large member of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and an active member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics.

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Steve James – Director, Northeast Region Operations

Steve James is the Director of Avanco operations for the Northeast Region based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has over twenty-four years of IT industry experience focused on data systems management, data assimilation, database and systems design and corporate reporting. Steve has successfully designed and developed production data warehouses for insurance, health care, human services, and financial applications in the commercial and government sectors.

In addition to his time with Avanco, Steve has held IT leadership positions for several financial corporations in Central Pennsylvania. In his last position as Director of Decision Support Systems, he delivered a corporate insurance data warehouse system comprising actuarial, financial, claims, underwriting and executive functionality.

Steve and his staff focus on delivering efficient web-enabled solutions for their clients. As a member of Oracle's Business Intelligence Advisory Board, Steve helps Avanco clients to maximize the benefits of their investment in Oracle technology. Steve is an active member of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce and Central PA Technology Council.

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