Avaap promotes president to CEO among leadership changes

Avaap, the Edison-based technology management firm, has made a series of leadership changes, including promoting a new CEO and naming its founder executive chairman, it announced Tuesday.

Avaap President Stephen Csuka was named CEO, while founder Dhiraj Shah was appointed executive chairman and General Manager Dave Schoettmer was named to the board of directors, the company said in a news release.

Dave Schoettmer. (Avaap)

Csuka, who has more than 25 years of software services experience, will now be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of all Avaap businesses.

“It’s exciting to lead the next chapter in Avaap’s history and continue building on customer success and excellence in execution with a team that has deep experience with the concerns, pain points and emotions that accompany technology transformation,” Csuka said in a prepared statement. “Our strategy is to continue to add value through a more holistic consulting experience that extends beyond problem-solving to transformation strategy and guiding organizations through how their business needs to change to implementing the right solution at the right time. We have the expertise and experience to grow the company and create long-term value for our customers and partners.”

Schoettmer, who was also named a strategic adviser, had been GM of Avaap’s Advisory Services business unit. He was founder of Navigator Management Partners, which Avaap acquired in 2019.

Shah, who founded the company in 2006, will continue to offer a guiding voice, the company said, and remain engaged in a strategic capacity to help maximize the business’s growth potential.

“The growth of Avaap and advancement of the business is a testament to the strategic plan and the management team in charge of its execution,” Shah said in a statement. “It will be exciting to see the continued evolution of the brand and next chapter in company history. Steve is an experienced, passionate leader who is well-vested to take the business forward with a strong focus on helping our customers with their digital journey.”