Microsoft Dynamics CRM Speakers

Sandor Schellenberg friendlyITsolutions, Founder

Sandor Schellenberg is the owner and founder of friendlyITsolutions, which mainly focuses on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and related software in the Microsoft stack. He is a Senior Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant/Solution Architect and is specialized in data migration & integration. In autumn 2009 his work was recognised and rewarded with an invitation to Scribe Software MVP Program.

His roots in Microsoft-based Internet technologies go back more than fourteen years, and since 2005 he has specialized in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Starting with his first guest post on the blog of Menno te Koppele, he decided to start his own blog, Friendly Microsoft CRM Monster, a blog with a wink. The blog is widely read in the Dynamics CRM community and focused mainly on Microsoft Dynamics CRM technical and integration/migration topics.

Guy Riddle eSavvy, CRM Solution Architect

Guy Riddle is a CRM Solution Architect for eSavvy (www.esavvy.com.au). Before joining eSavvy, Guy led the CRM product strategy for Praxa Limited (the Australian subsidiary of CDC Software) and prior to that founded Snapdragon Consulting, one of the first Microsoft CRM Consulting practices in Australia.

Guy has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including more than 12 years in CRM. He has been working with Microsoft CRM since October 2002. He established and runs the Microsoft CRM User Group in Sydney. He is a Microsoft CRM Certified Professional, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and was awarded the prestigious CRM MVP status 5 years in a row.

Guy has worked on many Microsoft CRM projects and regularly works with Microsoft directly to assist with sales and technical training for both Microsoft personnel and partners.

Julie Yack Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc., Chief Operations Officer

Julie Yack is a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP, CRM Certified Professional, Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Certified Scrum Master. Additionally Julie has earned both her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Master of Business Administration degrees. Julie has served as system administrator, project manager, customizer and trainer for several Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations. Additionally, Julie has a strong background in requirements gathering, a deep understanding of the users’ needs and writing help documentation. She has written and edited several whitepapers on Dynamics CRM.

As a speaker at Microsoft’s Convergence 2010 event, Julie’s sessions were among the highest attended CRM sessions and received outstanding scores from attendee evaluations. She has played an instrumental role in developing Microsoft’s content for ISV training on Dynamics CRM 2011.

Julie has been a vital part of several large scale publications. She served as Editor and Publisher for (X)CRM as a Rapid Development Platform, Silverlight 3 Jumpstart and Silverlight 4 Jumpstart. She was a contributing Author for Voices for Change: Women's Words to Politicians. Julie was the Technical Editor for Wiley's The IT Girls Guide to Becoming an Excel Diva. She is honored to have been named by WEMagazine as one of the 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009.

As the Director of Membership for INETA North America, Julie oversees hundreds .NET focused user groups in North America. She is the co-founder and leader of xRMVirtual, the largest developer-focused CRM user group. Additionally, Julie is one of the founders of SouthColorado.NET, a user group focused on improving the knowledge base of .NET developers.

Julie attends many events and conferences for the technology and business leaders’ arena. She is a key advisor to several Colorado schools, from high schools to entire districts and universities and helps to guide them in their technology in education decisions to help prepare the next generation of technologists.

You can follow Julie on her blog at www.julieyack.com .

Leon Tribe Dynamics CRM Consultant

Holding a degree in quantum physics and an MBA, Leon's passion is "solving business problems through intelligent use of technology". Leon has worked with various CRM systems for over 12 years including Dynamics CRM since it was released as a beta version.

Leon is a Microsoft CRM MVP, one of 40 in the world.

Donna Edwards Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Specialist

Donna is a Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Specialist and Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP. She has been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM for more than 5 years. Her focus includes working with companies to map business processes in a way that maximizes end user adoption, creates consistent and repeatable processes, fully leverages automation and business intelligence, and supports companies in realizing the full benefit of their CRM investment. Donna also serves on the CRMUG Advisory Board, is a Dynamics CRM Forum Moderator and participates in various other initiatives aimed at helping the community to understand and gain value from Dynamics CRM.

Larry Lentz Lentz Computer Services, Founder

Larry Lentz is a computer professional with over 28 years of experience. In 1982 he joined Electronic Data Systems as a Systems Engineer and helped develop systems for the US Army Medical service. In 1989 he decided to become an independent and founded Lentz Computer Services. LCS serves the technology needs of small businesses in the South Texas area. In additional to taking care of his clients’ computers and networks, he has also specialized in contact management programs from the beginning. In the very early ‘90s he supported ACT! then moved to GoldMine in the late ‘90s. He was a GoldMine Gold Partner at one point. In 2004 he made the switch to Microsoft Customer Relationship Management, now known as Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Larry was awarded MPV for CRM in 2006 and has been fortunate to be reawarded each year since.

Larry is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and specializes in Dynamic CRM courses nationally. Since 1997 he has been running a study group which meets every Saturday morning to study for Microsoft certification exam. This has resulted in his being awarded numerous premium Microsoft certifications.

Larry is located in San Antonio, Texas and can be reached at Larry@LentzComputer.net. The Lentz Computer Services web site is www.LentzComputer.net.

Alex Fagundes PowerObjects, CIO / CTO

Alex started programming when he was 10 years old on a Commodore 64, and then on an Amiga 500. Prior to joining PowerObjects as CIO, Alex spent 10 years with Fortune 500 Corporation General Mills where he held various IT management and leadership positions. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in application and infrastructure architecture and design, Alex’s primary role is to provide the day to day technical direction and leadership for PowerObjects development, cloud infrastructure and support teams. Alex also has a high interested in infrastructure security and has both a CISSP and CISA certification. Alex was awarded MVP for Dynamics CRM in 2010.

 

Jerry Weinstock CRM Innovation, Founder

Jerry Weinstock is the owner and founder of CRM Innovation a Microsoft Dynamics CRM ISV. CRM
Innovation builds Sales, Marketing, & Operations enhancements - email marketing, event management
and web portals for the Dynamics CRM platform. Jerry is a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP.

Jerry has extensive sales and marketing experience and has led many CRM implementations in the
Kansas City area since becoming a Microsoft Partner in 2003. His forte is serving clients as a business
technology strategist – working with them to adapt the technology to the way they work and not the
other way around.

In 2007 Jerry started the Kansas City Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel
Partners and has served as its president since then. He was also on the board of directors of
the KC Chapter of the American Marketing Association for four years and was the president, vice-
president and vp for technology during that time. As such Jerry brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to
technology and in particular Customer Relationship Management.

Rick McCutcheon Adxstudio, Managing Partner

Rick McCutcheon is a much sought after speaker, consultant and writer on the subject of Managing Customer, Prospect and Partner Relationships. Rick has been involved with the CRM Industry since 1990 as a Company Founder, Senior Executive, Reseller, Board Member, Educator, Consultant and Professional Speaker.

He draws on his 18 years of real world experience working on CRM Projects with clients ranging from the SMB Marketplace to Major International Corporations. His stories are “real-world.” His style is “uniquely appealing” and “tremendously credible”.

Presently:

  • Leads a Sales Productivity and CRM Consultancy Practice based on his Full Contact Selling (FCS) Methodology. FCS is the only program that fully integrates the three key areas of sales productivity: 1) proven business processes; 2) development of people skills and 3) the best practice use of CRM and Social Networking Technologies.
  • Facilitates Sales and CRM Best Practices workshops and webinars for leading Corporations and Associations including Microsoft Corporation, the Dynamics CRM User Group, University of Toronto Rotman Centre for CRM Excellence.
  • Chairman of the Canadian Chapter of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Group.
  • Keynote Speaker and Thought Leader on the subject of Sales Productivity and CRM. Represented by several leading Professional Speaking Agencies.
  • Contributed to the book - Sales Gurus Speak Out - with the chapter titled "Power Up Your Sales with Technology"
Lou Antonucci Scribe Software, Inc., Vice President of Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Lou is responsible for leading the company’s global sales efforts; including the execution of Scribe’s direct and indirect channel sales initiatives, as well as Scribe’s cloud platform sales strategies.

Prior to joining Scribe in 2005, Antonucci served for over 25 years in leadership positions in channel development, channel sales, and direct sales, with Avnet/Hall-Mark, Hewlett-Packard, and most recently ManagedOps and Surebridge, who were acquired by NaviSite. In his director of channels role at ManagedOps, his leadership resulted in Microsoft ASP of the Year and Microsoft ASP Excellence Awards. As director of North American channel sales at NaviSite, his extensive channel sales experience resulted in the development of a robust sales channel, and triple-digit sales performance for NaviSite’s Microsoft Dynamics Channel Sales team.

David Pennington Microsoft Corp., Director, CRM Product Marketing

David Pennington is director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He brings to the position a unique blend of experience in product management and marketing. Pennington brings 13+ years of product management and marketing experience of business application and a deep understanding of how technology can be used for business advantage. His responsibilities include product launch planning, press and analyst relations, executive communications and product evangelism.

Pennington joined Microsoft in October 2007 and previously managed Microsoft Dynamics existing customer services team. Before joining Microsoft, Pennington spent time at IBM and Envision Telephony in various Product Management disciplines. He has deep expertise and experience in managing, designing and launcing successful software solutions for enterprise contact centers.

Pennington has a bachelor of social science degree from Washington State University.

David Pennington Microsoft, Director of Product Marketing, Dynamics CRM

David Pennington is director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He brings to the position a unique blend of experience in product management and marketing. Pennington brings 13+ years of product management and marketing experience of business application and a deep understanding of how technology can be used for business advantage. His responsibilities include product launch planning, press and analyst relations, executive communications and product evangelism.
Pennington joined Microsoft in October 2007 and previously managed Microsoft Dynamics existing customer services team. Before joining Microsoft, Pennington spent time at IBM and Envision Telephony in various Product Management disciplines. He has deep expertise and experience in managing, designing and launcing successful software solutions for enterprise contact centers.

Pennington has a bachelor of social science degree from Washington State University.

Mitch Milam

Mitch Milam is a technology professional with over 28 years of experience. Mitch is also a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), a Microsoft Certified Trainer, author, and an independent consultant specializing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM