Amanda Downing, SharePoint Business Practice Lead, Winxnet, Inc.
Amanda Downing (PMP, VTSP) is the SharePoint Business Practice Lead at Winxnet, an IT-Services company and Microsoft Partner headquartered in Portland, Maine. Amanda is a PMI-certified Project Manager with years of hands-on experience in all phases of Project Management. As the lead in Winxnet’s SharePoint practice, Amanda maps business process to this amazing application and can translate between the business and the technology. Amanda is also the President of SharePoint Maine, the first SharePoint User Group in Maine!
Becky Isserman, SharePoint Consultant, Planet Technologies
Becky Isserman has been a SharePoint Developer, since 2005 when she attended the Portal University with Levi, Ray, and Shoup in Springfield, IL. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in SharePoint Server 2010 (MCPD), a SharePoint Server MVP in 2012, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She has been a web designer/developer since she was 15 years old notepad coding HTML 3.0 websites. She enjoys working with SharePoint, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at several conferences, code camps, user groups, and SharePoint Saturdays in the past four years. She currently works for Planet Technologies and lives with her cat, Gambit in New York City. If you would like to contact her you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill out the contact form at her blog http://www.mosslover.com
Bob German, SharePoint Practice Director, BlueMetal Architects
Bob German is SharePoint Practice Director at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads the development and deployment of SharePoint solutions for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and is a co-author of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight for Addison-Wesley.
Chris Bortlik, SharePoint Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft
Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as a SharePoint technology specialist. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the Northeast in a pre-sales technical role focused on SharePoint and other parts of the Office System. Chris is a SharePoint “Insider” within Microsoft and works closely with the SharePoint product team. He holds the SharePoint 2010 MCITP and MCTS certifications. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference); is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book; and a coauthor of the upcoming “Essential SharePoint 2013” book. Chris also blogs regularly on TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/cbortlik
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint related projects. You can follow Chris on Twitter @cbortlik
Chris McNulty, General Manager, Quest Software
Chris McNulty oversees SharePoint Solutions at Quest Software. He’s a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a member of the Microsoft Solutions Advocate and MVTSP programs. A frequent speaker at events around the globe, Chris is the author of the “SharePoint 2010 Consultant’s Handbook” and other books. He also blogs at http://www.chrismcnulty.net/blog
. Prior to Quest, Chris led the SharePoint consulting practice at KMA, a Boston based Microsoft Gold Partner. He holds an MBA from Boston College in Investment Management and has over twenty years’ experience in financial services technology with John Hancock, State Street, GMO and Santander. He lives with his wife Hayley, and his family in Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
Chris Sheridan, Solutions Architect, Sentri, Inc.
Chris is a Solutions Architect for Sentri and a vTSP for Microsoft. He has been a network engineer and technical trainer for 15 years specializing in Microsoft solutions. He currently specializes in unified communications and collaboration with in Microsoft (Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync) and the supporting technologies (Windows, Office, Office 365, and System Center).
Dave Feldman, Application Development & Support Manager, Raytheon NCS
Dave Feldman, MCTS, MCSD, MCDBA, leads the Application Development and Support organization for Raytheon Network Centric Systems IT. David has been creating high-scale solutions on the Microsoft web and data platforms since 1996 and is responsible for the implementation of more than 100 SharePoint custom solutions since 2007. In preparation for SharePoint 2013, this past year David has focused on low-code SharePoint Solution development with Visual Studio LightSwitch, SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot and Tabular Cubes and SharePoint based visualization. David is the author of an upcoming book from O’Reilly Press - Developing SharePoint Apps for Business Intelligence.More
Deb Wather, Senior SharePoint Specialist, Corridor Consulting
Deb is a Senior SharePoint Consultant with Corridor Consulting. She specializes in SharePoint configuration, Business Analysis, IA, training and utilizing InfoPath and workflows to automate manual processes. Deb has been involved in SharePoint for nearly 4 years. Prior to moving to SharePoint, Deb spent 20+ years working in Biotech; developing and improving internal processes and inventing new ways to play with chemically synthesized DNA/RNA in R&D and GMP manufacturing environments. The process development skills developed in that environment utilized Access, making the move to SharePoint a natural progression. Her experience training interns and new employees in the Biotech world, combined with teaching kids and adults makes her a natural teacher.
Derek Cash-Peterson, Architect, Blue Metal Architects
Derek Cash-Peterson has over 12 years of industry experience building customized intranets, extranets, and 'www' sites based on the SharePoint platform. He is currently an architect at BlueMetal Architects. Previously, Derek was the SharePoint Web Developer Manager at Boston's BigBad, Inc., where he managed a team of developers in building external-facing SharePoint sites. Just prior to joining BlueMetal, he worked at Sentri, as the Director of Development working on a variety of SharePoint development and branding projects.
Donal Conlon, Senior Director, Jornata
Donal Conlon is the Senior Director of Architecture and Solutions Delivery for Jornata (www.jornata.com
) a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint solutions based out of Boston, MA.. Donal has been in the IT industry for 17 years, and has been involved in every facet of SharePoint since version 2001, with focus on architecture and development of customer solutions. Donal is an active member of the SharePoint community, and you will find him regularly blogging and speaking at local events.
Erik Swenson, Solutions Architect, Experience Design, EMC
Erik Swenson works for EMC Consulting as a Solutions Architect. He lives in Jaffrey, NH and received his bachelor degree in graphic design from Plymouth State University. His expertise is focused on SharePoint Information Architecture, Wireframes, Visual Branding, and CSS/Master Page Front End Development. Erik recently published a SharePoint 2010 branding book called “Practical SharePoint 2010 Branding and Customization”.
Eugene Rosenfeld, CTO, Black Blade Associates
Eugene Rosenfeld is the CTO of Black Blade Associates, and 2-time Microsoft MVP awardee. Eugene holds the strong belief that all systems should have the innate ability to intelligently communicate with one another. Most recently he has been heavily involved with distributed systems architecture, Services Oriented Architected (SOA), peer-to-peer systems, and cloud computing.
Eugene spends his time developing innovative SharePoint products and utilities, like the docBlock Ascend, which brings virtual documents to the SharePoint platform and incorporates Eugene’s interests in distributed systems, SOA, peer-to-peer systems. Eugene also maintains his blog, "Things that Should be Easy". Check it out for tips that may make your current project a little easier.
Fred Brandon, Web Developer, Calibre
Fred Brandon is an MCP who builds SharePoint solutions to address various business needs and simplify processes. He has been working with SharePoint since the release of MOSS 2007. Prior to working with SharePoint, he worked on various projects in the private sector which included maintaining databases, graphic design, marketing, and e-commerce transactions. He enjoys traveling in his spare time and being active in the SharePoint community.
Geoff Varosky, Architect, Director of Evangelism, Jornata
Geoff Varosky is an Architect and Director of Evangelism for Jornata (www.jornata.com
), a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint solutions based out of Boston, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications for over 14 years, and has been working with SharePoint for over 8 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (www.bostonsharepointug.org
), co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston (www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston
) and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups. He also maintains a blog on SharePoint at www.sharepointyankee.com
Gopi Kondameda, SharePoint Architect, Brinks, Inc.
Gopi Kondameda is a SharePoint Architect, developer and trainer with more than fifteen years of experience implementing solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental organizations. He has been involved in a wide range of SharePoint Implementations and Migrations. Currently he is working as a SharePoint Architect at Brink’s Inc. leading the MOSS migration from version 2007 to 2010.
Greg Hurlman, Technical Lead, Planet Technologies
Greg Hurlman is a Technical Lead for Planet Technologies, gamer, PAX East Enforcer, and father (not necessarily in that order). He has been a SharePoint developer since 2006, .Net developer since 2001, and programmer since 1984. He organizes the Princeton SharePoint User Group, and SharePoint Saturday NYC.
Jason Himmelstein, SharePoint Practice Director, Sentri Inc.
Jason Himmelstein, MCTS, MCITP, is the SharePoint Practice Director for Sentri, Inc. and has been working with Microsoft Server technologies since 1998 when he was supporting Motorola in Austin, TX. He went to work for the University of Texas for 5 years where he developed expertise in Active Directory and Exchange. He left UT to go on the road doing work for Dell in a partnership with Microsoft doing architecture, design and implementation of Active Directory and Exchange. He started working with SharePoint in 2007 as an Enterprise Architect for Raytheon Company. Today he leads a team of dynamic SharePoint Consultants for Sentri, a four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year.
Jason is also the author of an upcoming book from O’Reilly Press - Developing SharePoint Apps for Business Intelligence.
Jeff Fried, CTO, BA Insight
Jeff Fried is CTO of BA Insight, focused on strategic applications of search technology. He came to BA Insight from Microsoft where he served as technical product manager for all Microsoft enterprise search products. Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer in the industry, holds 15 patents and has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has led the creation of pioneering offerings in next generation search engines, networks, and contact centers. He is a co-author of two new books: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development and Professional Microsoft Search.
Jim Wilcox, Systems Architect, Edgewater
Jim Wilcox is a Systems Architect at Edgewater Technology ( http://www.edgewatertechnology.com/
). His daily responsibilities include design and implementation of solutions typically in the Microsoft technology stack, and he has long evangelized SharePoint as a core tool to speed solutions to delivery. In his professional career spanning two decades, Jim has delivered successful enterprise level solutions to clients in sectors including DoD, Insurance, Retail, Telecomm, Banking, and others. Jim's education in software development began early in life and never stopped, attending Southern New Hampshire University and University of New Hampshire along the way. Jim is a founder and co-organizer of the Granite State (New Hampshire) SharePoint Users Group ( http://www.granitestatesharepoint.org
). Jim has his own technical blog at http://politechnosis.kataire.com
and can be reached at jwilcox (at) edgewater.com.
Jonathan Ralton, Principal Consultant, Corridor Consulting
Jonathan is a seasoned business analyst and consultant with over seven years of SharePoint experience. While more of an integrator and configurator than developer, he excels most often with clients in bridging the gap between their business problems and the feature-laden SharePoint “Swiss Army knife.” He’s armed with a penchant for orchestrating robust tailored information architectures. This is currently coupled with subject matter expertise in contract lifecycle management across multiple industries. In addition to a well-developed technical acumen, Jonathan also possesses a flair for the creative. He regularly incorporates design and marketing experience into his work including in the areas of user experience, interaction design, and usability. He also designs and produces print and electronic collateral and advertising material.
Kim Frehe, SharePoint Solutions Specialist, Rightpoint Consulting
Kim Frehe is a SharePoint Solutions Specialist who has been solving complex business problems with SharePoint since 2001. She has recently joined the consulting world with Rightpoint Consulting after spending 13 years at Accenture, supporting their Global Business Travel and Facilities & Services teams by creating innovative SharePoint solutions to support various business processes. She is very passionate about SharePoint and prides herself on building solutions with the end users’ perspective in mind. Her specialties include workflows, content types, out-of-the-box web parts and making SharePoint as user-friendly as possible to help users be more productive, efficient and get the most of SharePoint.
Marc D. Anderson, Experience Management and Technology Consulting, Sympraxis
Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA, USA. Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint application platform.
Marc has over 25 years of experience in technology professional services and software development. Over a wide-ranging career in consulting as well as line manager positions, Marc has proven himself as a problem solver and leader who can solve difficult technology problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes.
Noorez Khamis, Director, MVP, StoneShare Inc.
Noorez Khamis is a Microsoft recognized MVP in SharePoint Technologies. He has a background as a Senior Information Management Consultant & Senior SharePoint Architect with comprehensive experience in enterprise scale information solutions and portals. His technical background involves the project management, envisioning, architecting and hands-on development of complex IT solutions. He has 13+ years of industry experience in a consulting capacity while having been directly involved in over 100+ different projects spanning the entire SharePoint spectrum including collaboration, document management, records management, business process management as well as web and enterprise content management solutions. Noorez is also an active blogger and an evangelist of the SharePoint platform.
Ori Fishler, Director, Web Solutions, Edgewater
As the Director of Edgewater Technology’s Web Solutions, Ori Fishler is responsible for the strategy and delivery of all web-related and SharePoint solutions for the company’s clients. He has over 15 years of professional experience in web-related strategy, business and technology solutions and had previously worked as CTO, CSO and General Manager of Interactive consulting firms.
Owen Baern, Network Specialist, AECOM
Owen Baern currently works as a SharePoint Admin in AECOM, a Fortune 300 company with 45,000 employees. AECOM has multiple SharePoint farms, the largest of which is an 8-server farm serving up extranet sites. Owen has studied Artificial Intelligence at Harvard and is a huge fan of Pat Metheny.
Patrick Tucker, Principal Consultant SharePoint, Strategic Data Systems
Patrick is a SharePoint architect, developer and trainer with over 13 years of experience developing applications with Microsoft technologies and training others to do the same. His certifications in SharePoint, .NET and SQL Server include MCPD, MCITP, MCSD, MCTS, and MCT. He has worked with a variety of companies, non-profits, military and government clients here and abroad. He has spoken at SharePoint Saturday events in Cincinnati, Louisville, Dayton and Kansas City and lives in Northern Kentucky. More
Paul Galvin, Practice Area Lead, Slalom Consulting
Paul Galvin has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in a number of roles including software development, consulting and most recently SharePoint solutions design. Paul works with clients to create top-notch business solutions using the SharePoint platform. He contributes to the SharePoint community through MSDN forums, blogging and online newsletters and magazines. Microsoft first awarded Paul with MVP for SharePoint in 2008. Paul works at Slalom Consulting in New York leading the SharePoint practice.
Paul Loefstedt, Senior Consultant, Comperio, Inc.
Paul is a search enthusiast, evangelist and consultant who’s been working with FAST and SharePoint search technologies for 5 years. He has helped clients throughout the US and Canada adopt and implement search solutions to increase productivity and drive revenue through better enterprise search. He has worked as consultant, presales enginner and instructor in both the Microsoft and J2EE worlds.
Richard Calderon, Principal Consultant, Catapult Systems
Richard Calderon is a Principal Consultant and SharePoint Solutions Architect with Catapult Systems and has developed web applications with SharePoint products and technologies since 2003. Richard currently specializes in designing and implementing solutions for secure intranet and extranet portals as well as large-scale public-facing internet sites using SharePoint’s web content management (WCM) capabilities.
Richard Harbridge, Lead SharePoint Consultant, Allin Consulting
Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and technology strategy. He has defined, architected, developed and successfully implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations on a single server to over 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations.
As a sought-after speaker he often shares his insights, experiences, and advice around collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, ROI, governance, user adoption and training at many industry events.
Rob Windsor, Lead SharePoint Consultant, Portal Solutions
Rob Windsor is a Lead SharePoint Consultant with Portal Solutions - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in DC and Boston. He has twenty years experience developing rich-client and web applications with Delphi, VB, C# and VB.NET and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe. He regularly contributes articles and videos to MSDN, TechNet, and the Pluralsight On-Demand library and is the co-author of Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for Wrox. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.
Scott Jamison, Managing Partner & CEO, Jornata
Scott, Chief Architect and CEO, is a world-renowned expert on enterprise collaboration solutions and is an experienced leader with over 20 years directing managers and technology professionals to deliver a wide range of business solutions for customers. Scott is a strong strategic thinker, technologist, and operational manager.
Prior to joining Jornata, Scott was Director, Enterprise Architecture at Microsoft and has held numerous leadership positions, including a senior management position leading a Microsoft-focused consulting team at Dell. Scott has worked with Microsoft teams on a local, regional, and international level for years, often participating as an advisor to the Microsoft product teams. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, hundreds of magazine articles, and regular speaking engagements at events around the globe.
Sean P. McDonough, Chief SharePoint Evangelist, Idera
Sean is the Chief SharePoint Evangelist for Idera, a Microsoft managed partner and creator of tools for SharePoint, SQL Server, and PowerShell. As a consultant, Sean has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies to architect, implement, troubleshoot, tune, and customize their SharePoint environments. Sean is an MCPD, an MCTS, and the co-author of both the “SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide” (http://tinyurl.com/SPDRGuide2007
) and the “SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide” (http://tinyurl.com/SPDRGuide2010
). He can easily be reached through his blog (http://SharePointInterface.com
Shai Petel, VP R&D, KWizCom
Co -founder of KWizCom Corp, acting as a VP of research and development for the company. I have been designing and developing SharePoint solutions since version 2001. I am a Microsoft certified trainer, MCPD: SharePoint Developer 2010 and was awarded the MVP on 2011 and 2012. I also have vast experience in working with dedicated in-house teams; introduce them to SharePoint and help planning, designing and implementing SharePoint solutions.
Terri Dowell, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA
Terri is a Senior Consultant for Sogeti USA and a certified Microsoft professional with over ten years of experience in the IT industry. She holds both the MCITP and MOS certifications for SharePoint 2010. Her history with SharePoint architecture, administration and training has prepared her for a role in mapping problems and processes to SharePoint solutions. Her passion lies with helping clients utilize SharePoint in a way that makes their everyday work life easier. She can be reached through her blog http://creativesptechnology.wordpress.com/