Shane Young - Racker and SharePoint MVP
Shane has been administering and architecting Microsoft solutions for over 17 years. Over half of those years have been devoted to making the SharePoint world a better place. Shane has spoken at every SharePoint Conference and SPTechCon on administrator topics along with dozens of other conferences in the US and Europe. He has authored five different SharePoint books and is currently working on a sixth, “Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration
”. You can always find him on Twitter via his odd handle of @ShanesCows
Todd Klindt - Senior SharePoint Consultant
Todd has been a professional computer nerd for almost 20 years, specializing in SharePoint for the last 10 years. His love affair with SharePoint began one slow day at the office when he discovered SharePoint Team Services 1.0 on the Office XP CD that was holding up his coffee cup, and decided to install it. The rest is history. In 2006 he was honored to be awarded the MVP award from Microsoft for Windows SharePoint Services. He has had the pleasure of working with SharePoint farms both large and small. He has written several books and magazine articles on SharePoint. His latest SharePoint 2010 book, Free Advice, is available on Amazon and other book sellers and he is currently toiling away on a SharePoint 2013 Admin book. Todd has presented sessions on SharePoint at many major conferences both in the United States as well as Europe and Asia and does the user group circuit, SharePoint Saturday events, and the occasional children’s birthday party as well. He chronicles his SharePoint adventures on his blog, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog
. He is currently working his dream job as a SharePoint consultant at Rackspace where he spends his days fixing broken SharePoint environments and bringing new SharePoint environments into the world. If you’re bored you can follow him on Twitter @toddklindt
Randy Drisgill - SharePoint Branding and Design Lead
Randy has more than ten years of experience developing, designing, and implementing Internet based software for clients ranging from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Randy has been working with SharePoint since the beta of SharePoint 2007 and has worked on many large-scale internal and public facing SharePoint branding projects. In 2009, Randy was recognized by Microsoft as an authority on SharePoint branding and design by being awarded MVP status for SharePoint Server. Randy has worked on several SharePoint articles, books, and white papers as well as having co-authored Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding & User Interface Design
for Wrox Press. You can find Randy on Twitter as @Drisgill
and at his blog (http://blog.drisgill.com
John Ross - Senior SharePoint Consultant
John has more than eight years of experience implementing solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies as well as government organizations. He has worked with all project phases from analysis to implementation and has been involved with a wide range of SharePoint solutions that include public facing Internet sites, corporate intranets, and extranets. In 2009, John was awarded Microsoft’s MVP award for SharePoint Server and is one of 190 people worldwide with this distinction. John is co-author of the books, “Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design” and “Real World SharePoint 2010: Indispensable Experiences from 23 SharePoint MVPs” from Wrox. Visit his blog at http://johnrossjr.wordpress.com
or follow his SharePoint adventures on Twitter at http://twitter.com/johnrossjr
Jennifer Mason - Senior SharePoint Consultant
As a SharePoint Server MVP, Jennifer has spent the last several years consulting others on best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint technologies. She is passionate about SharePoint and loves using out-of-the-box features to bring immediate ROI to her clients. She has worked with a range of companies, leading teams responsible for design, implantation and maintenance of SharePoint environments. When she isn't riding the slide at her new company, Rackspace Hosting, Jennifer focuses on strategy, planning, governance and sharing her knowledge with the SharePoint community. After a recent move to the Lone Star State from Ohio, where she was a founding member of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint Users group, Jennifer is learning how to be a true Texan, cowboy boots and all.
Jennifer has co-authored several books on SharePoint and is currently working on her latest release, which is focused on SharePoint 2013 and will be available in February of 2013. Information on each of the books can be found using the links below:
Chris Caravajal - SharePoint Sales Consultant
Chris is a SharePoint Sales Consultant for the SharePoint Team at Rackspace. Leveraging 5 years of experience and expertise as a Senior SharePoint consultant for SharePoint911, Chris can help work with you and your team to identify how SharePoint can be utilized and implemented in your organization. By understanding your needs, Chris can coordinate resources so that our SharePoint team can propose an engagement option that suits your needs.
Chris is a MCTS and is published as a contributing author to the top-selling Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration
and as a co-author for the recently released, SharePoint2010 Field Guide
Larry Riemann - Senior SharePoint Developer (Contractor)
Larry is a Senior SharePoint Developer for SharePoint911 and has over 14 years of experience in information systems with extensive experience in application, database and solution architecture, distributed web based applications, systems integrations and Object Oriented Analysis/ Design. Larry has a breadth of knowledge across several industries that include: finance, accounting, legal, supply chain and consumer goods. You can visit Larry on his blog here
Jonathan P. Mast - Senior SharePoint Developer
Jonathan has been working with Microsoft based technologies for over 10 years and has been developing against SharePoint since v2 of the product was released. He especially enjoys exploring the composite nature of the SharePoint platform, asking questions like: “How far can we take the platform without customization and development?” and then following with, “How can we completely solve our problem using .NET/Silverlight/Office etc?” Jonathan holds certifications in Windows Server and SharePoint 2010 Development. When he isn’t tinkering around with SharePoint, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and other things-nerd, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son, and beating Shane at golf. You can visit Jonathan at his blog here
Stephen Wilson - SharePoint Consultant
Stephen has worked as a technical resource in a number of industries such as retail, financial, and higher education. Over the last 6 years he has been devoted to training and consulting on SharePoint and related technologies. He has extensive experience with presenting, developing documentation and training programs. As a consultant his focus has been on installation and infrastructure. Recently, Stephen has become more involved with presenting at SharePoint events and posting administrative advice on his SharePoint focused blog
Phil Jirsa - SharePoint Developer
Phil Jirsa has been developing business applications for the web since 1999. He began developing with .NET in 2001 and SharePoint technologies in 2004. Phil began consulting in 2007, focusing on clients in the Twin Cities and upper Midwest area. He has been a speaker at numerous community training events and user groups. During his free time, Phil is an avid water skier and can be found on the many lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin almost anytime they are not frozen.
Tavis Lovell - Business Intelligence Specialist
Tavis has 7+ years of consulting experience, and has spent the majority of those years working exclusively on Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft stack. His focus is on taking your data and turning it into reporting and analytics you can use to make informed decisions about your business, and then disseminating that information to the appropriate audiences by leveraging the power of SharePoint. Tavis is a MCITP in Business Intelligence Development and an MCTS in Database Development. You can visit Tavis on his blog at www.tavislovell.com
Mike Glisson - SharePoint Engineer
Mike is a seasoned IT professional with nearly 20 years' experience in software development using the Microsoft Technology stack. He has been building solutions with Microsoft tools through their implementations of OLE, ActiveX, COM/COM+ and all versions of the .NET platform.
Having spent over 5 years exclusively focusing on collaborative business solutions with SharePoint technologies, he has almost 10 solid years of experience architecting, consulting, designing, developing, governing, and training on the platform. As an early adopter and evangelist for the SharePoint stack he has traveled nationally delivering both technical and functional SharePoint training to public and private audiences.
Mark Watts - Branding & Design
Mark has been an IT administrator for over 10 years. Starting as a IT generalist and then moving into Microsoft Exchange administration, Mark has set up Exchange for organizations ranging in size from 15 mailboxes to 6000 mailboxes. Three years ago, Mark moved onto the next phase of collaboration and was bitten by the SharePoint bug. Since then, he has worked on SharePoint administration, planning and implementing small and large farms alike, as well as creating branding solutions for public-facing internets sites and intranet portals.
Recently, Mark has served as a technical reviewer for Exchange and SharePoint books and contributed a chapter to the upcoming Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration book for Wrox press.
Lisa DeNicola - Project Manager
Lisa has over 20 years’ experience as an Information Systems professional. Currently a Project Manager & Business Analyst, she works with Rackspace’s SharePoint team throughout the development process as a client advocate to ensure that the business needs and requirements are gathered, captured, documented, implemented, and verified throughout a project’s lifecycle. She is excited about the opportunity to understand clients’ business processes and challenges in order to help align business initiatives with technology objectives. She relishes the usability of SharePoint for both technical as well as non-technical users. Lisa is results-oriented, client-focused, and has a track record of effectively managing projects in dynamic environments, having worked with several major companies and corporations throughout her career to improve business processes.
She is excited about the opportunity to understand your business processes and challenges in order to help align your business initiatives with technology objectives.