Executive Management

Gary Lagarde
President & CEO, Member of Board of Directors
AgentWare, Inc.

Gary joined AgentWare in February 2008 as President and CEO and directs an exceptional team of experienced professionals focused on software and content solutions for the global travel industry. A commensurate visionary with an innovative eye toward solutions, Gary is driven by a “win-win” attitude with customers and partners and because of this, AgentWare has expanded its portfolio of solutions across the world. With over 20 years of high tech industry experience working for a multinational Fortune 50 company and commercial software vendors, Gary focuses these skills on helping customers meet their business objectives and forming strategic relationships with other industry leading companies.

Prior to AgentWare, Gary was Director, Product Strategy at Lakeview Technology where he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of market-leading availability solutions and their product roadmaps. In a previous role at Lakeview he was Director of Enterprise Architecture where his team focused on leading edge research and design into current and future software architectures related to solving customer problems focused on information availability.

Before Lakeview, Gary was Senior Technologist at Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, VA, an $8 billion subsidiary of the $30 billion multinational Alcoa Inc., where he advised Senior Executives on technology and how it related to business requirements.

Gary holds BS and BA degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.  He has been an adjunct professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, where he lectured on management of information-systems architecture and best practices for IT/business-operations development. He has also served on the advisory board for VCU’s Institute for Enterprise-wide Solutions, helping guide the development of IT and business programs that ensured VCU graduates were well-grounded and prepared for leadership positions in technology and business. He received the Business Leadership in IT Higher Education award from the Information Systems Research Institute for this work. He has also served on the Board of Directors for COMMON, the world’s largest community of IBM users providing information, education, and networking among users, IBM, and related third-party solution providers.

You can contact Gary at glagarde@agentware.net.