Gary Buffington is an Executive Vice President of AVIO Consulting. Gary focuses on the sales leadership and implementation methodology of the company, as well as the Appian line of business. Gary started his career in semiconductor manufacturing but quickly learned that the allure of consulting fit his personality better. His first foray into consulting was with Ernst & Young in their SAP practice. Gary has held various consulting, sales, business development and leadership positions at Ernst & Young, Kana Communications, Fuego, BEA Systems, and Oracle. Gary's clients include many Fortune 500 customers, including Citigroup, Shell Oil, Motorola, Monsanto, and American Express. He has helped them to implement and realize the value of enterprise-scale technology solutions including ERP, eCRM, BPM, SOA, predictive analytics, and Portal related technologies. Gary graduated twice from Texas A&M University, first with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and then a Master's in Management Information Systems. Gary has two wonderful sons and enjoys coaching their basketball and soccer teams. He also enjoys playing late afternoon golf with them during the long summer days in Texas.