Avo Reid is the Chief Technology Officer at LeaseAccelerator. His team is responsible for product management, software engineering, quality assurance, information security, and compliance functions for the LeaseAccelerator suite of applications which includes Enterprise Lease Sourcing, Management, and Accounting.
Avo has over 25 years of experience at high-growth, category-leading accounting, tax, and finance software companies. Prior to joining LeaseAccelerator, he served in CTO and technology leadership roles at other software and services firms, including Best Software, Bloomberg Tax, Grant Thornton, and several Venture Capital Firms.
Most notably, Avo served as the CTO of Bloomberg Tax for 17 years where he oversaw all development operations as well as strategy and innovation. He produced market-leading products for SMB, enterprise, and government markets resulting a 10 times increase in revenues, growing to be the largest revenue producing and most profitable division at Bloomberg.
Prior to Bloomberg, Avo was the president and chief technology officer of a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Software where he helped grow the company from 23 to over 450 employees before completing one of the largest IPOs in the DC Metro area. Best was later acquired by Sage Software for $445 million.
Avo has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, Pre-Med, & Computer Science from Virginia Tech University.
In his spare time, Avo is very active in the local community serving on the McLean Youth Athletics Board as well as participating in Habitat for Humanity, Charity Works, and Rebuilding Together. He was founder of the McLean Fencing Club and serves on the Washington DC CTO Roundtable.