Software is an “innovate or die” business. It’s the kind of business that attracts restless, positive people like Gladstone Grant. As Director of Solution Sales at Microsoft Canada, Gladstone has the enviable job of helping customers and partners create Canada’s next wave of innovation using Microsoft products, technologies, cloud services and solutions.
After 18 years in the technology industry and a number of leadership roles with Microsoft, Gladstone’s passion for technology, for learning, for new challenges and for competition are stronger than ever. He is currently responsible for driving Innovation and our Canadian customers digital transformation, leveraging the National Microsoft Technology Centres (MTC) state-of-the-art collaborative environment that provides our customers access to innovative technologies, world-class expertise, enabling them to envision, immerse, design, and prove out solutions that meets their business needs.
Gladstone has also led the national Enterprise Specialist Sales Team at Microsoft Canada, providing value through a portfolio of solution that spans the range of Microsoft Enterprise products and technologies. He has a deep understanding of customer pains and opportunities and ways in which different technologies can overcome these challenges and impact their respective businesses.
Prior to this role, Gladstone was the Vice-President of the Microsoft Canada Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) Group, and a member of the Canadian Leadership Team at Microsoft. His mandate here was to help Canadian Developers, IT professionals, Indepent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Students create the next wave of innovation using the Microsoft platform
Gladstone has also had Practice Manager in the Microsoft Services organization, responsible for the business leadership and sales of Consulting and Support solutions.
Before Microsoft he had a number of roles at Price Waterhouse, Bank of Bermuda and IBM.Outside of work, Gladstone enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, playing a number of sports, travelling and ‘geeking out’