Bob Kanzler is the Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM project manager and lead Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM consultant. He comes to McGladrey LLP with 15 years of business analysis and development experience. His recent development experience revolves around the Microsoft development suites, which include SQL Server, Visual Studio.Net, and SQL Server Reporting Services. During his career, Mr. Kanzler has developed applications for the transportation intermodal industry, retail, education (including special education), leasing and financial industry, as well as insurance. Prior to coming to McGladrey, Mr. Kanzler was responsible for all intranet applications for a medium sized insurance company. During that time he was recognized with the “World Class Customer Service Award.” Mr. Kanzler has an industry focus on public sector and nonprofits. As part of this focus, he is the National Team Leader for nonprofits for the firm. He is active in the community, serving as Chairman of the Board, for the Jersey Surf, a New Jersey nonprofit.
Chris Clark is the CEO and founder of the Consultancy Prosperity 24.7, a business focused on integrating technology and business with simplicity. Utilising his broad business and industry knowledge gained through working in London, Jersey and Guernsey, Chris has created an innovative and supportive environment to ensure that the best in the local IT Industry can flourish and deliver effective and efficient technology solutions to the local and International business community. Chris is a very active participant in both the local Business Community and is also a business angel, mentor and a vocal evangelist for Dynamics CRM. In addition to helping to run his business day to day, Chris delivers strategic business consultancy focusing on governance, best practice in IT and driving efficiency through the pragmatic use of technology for a wide range of clients including local Governments, Financial Services Regulators and organisations in the Financial Services, Legal and Retail sectors. Prosperity 24.7 is the fastest growing Channel Island based Consultancy delivering intelligent business solutions to a wide range of Global clients in various business sectors.
Straight from the mean streets of Horace, ND, USA – Chris is a Data Integration Architect specializing in CRM, ERP and REST of the world integrations. As a connoisseur of integration, there is no data that Chris can’t “have his way with”. When he isn’t busy driving forward SmartConnect to make integration easier you can probably find him hanging out with his family or building Blue Man Group instruments. What ever you do, don’t ask him about frisbee (disc) golf.
Christy Spokely serves as Chief Executive Officer of eXtreme LLC, a business consulting firm dedicated to helping Microsoft Dynamics partners become more successful by delivering community-based events and activities. Christy has more than 25 years of experience in the business applications industry. She held a variety of leadership positions with Great Plains and Microsoft across the areas of management, channel strategy, pricing and product strategy, product management, sales, business development, support, and training. In 2008 she founded Spokely & Associates, LLC, a business consulting firm committed to a mission of helping organizations grow profitably through clearly defined strategies and effective execution. This mission was further realized when she, along with John Verdon, launched eXtremeCRM. In 2017 eXtremeCRM has changed its name to eXtreme365 in order to better align with Microsoft Dynamics 365. This event has become a central hub for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner communities in North America and Europe.
Gus Gonzalez is a 4-time Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP with 200+ CRM Online Deployments. He has over 10 years of consulting experience in the IT Industry, designing and implementing Microsoft Solutions ranging from enterprise to small environments. He has worked as a full time Microsoft Certified Trainer from 2005 to 2009 teaching Microsoft Official Curriculum classes regarding Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, ISA Server, and SMS Server along with Citrix, Cisco, EC-Council, and CompTIA official curriculum. A CRMUG All Star, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community Guest Columnist passionate about User Adoption, he believes in simplicity rather than complexity when implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM in organizations of any size to drive User Adoption.
I am a founding member of the Microsoft Dynamics team having joined Microsoft in 2001 as part of the Great Plains acquisition. I have worked with Microsoft and Channel Partners for the last 30 years. I am currently involved in building community and developing events for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ecosystem.
I work closely with Cloud & Enterprise Business Application and Industry team at Microsoft to expand the Dynamics 365 marketplace and produce leading Dynamics 365 events.
Matt is the Chief Technologist for Global Microsoft Business Application service line at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In that capacity, he oversees delivery excellence for customers across a variety of products delivered “as a Service”. He has been involved with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since the 1.0 Beta and was a 6-time MVP for CRM. He has worked extensively with clients world-wide in implementing large scale solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and has done extensive work with performance tuning.
Born in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) in 1967, Peter Linke earned his diploma in Electrical Engineering. He worked at Fraunhofer Institut IIS and CompuNet (now: Computacenter) and in 2000 co-founded proMX GmbH. Since 2001, he has been the company’s CEO. Today, proMX is one of the most successful Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 partners in the world. Peter Linke is also a member of several Microsoft Partner Advisory Councils in Germany and the USA and is active in different associations such as KVD (a German customer service union), Microsoft Business User Forum (mbuf) and the CRM User Group (CRMUG)
Ray Beste, is the Partner in charge of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Custom Application Development departments of the firm’s Technology Division. He leads a team of Microsoft Dynamics CRM application consultants and developers and custom developers across the firm’s Aurora, Springfield and St Louis offices to effectively provide customer relationship management and custom developed solutions to customers of all sizes and industries. He has 20 years of development, training, implementation and project management experience in a variety of industries, database technologies and packaged solutions.
Rik Dubbink, Partner, CRM Partners The Netherlands & Germany. As a 19-year veteran in the field of CRM, sales & marketing automation and field service management, Rik has dedicated his professional life to supporting customers in the development of relationship management strategies and systems. His career started at the National Datacenter of the Dutch Government in the Professional Services department. Soon, he joined a pioneer company on Marketing & Sales Systems in the Netherlands, Matrix Information Systems. In an acquisition by Baan Company, Rik joined the CRM unit of Baan as a Marketing Manager for the Baan Front Office Suite. Later Rik led the Professional Services Unit of Baan in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Longing to return to the field of CRM, Rik joined Emiel Putman in starting a new partner for Microsoft in the Netherlands dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the entire Microsoft platform. Today, CRM Partners is a leading partner in the Netherlands with 50 employees. CRM Partners is steadily growing and expanding internationally with offices in Eschborn and München, Germany. Rik Dubbink holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Leiden and a Post-Doc in Information Management from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Rik is a fanatic road race cyclist and MTB rider. He is dedicated to training the cycling youth in his hometown. Important in life are family, travelling und experiencing new people and cultures, gourmet food and wine and sharing this with others.
Wim was born in 1969. He graduated from Louvain University as Master in Information Sciences in 1991 and from Woluwe University as Master in Biomedical Informatics in 1993. He just finished his MBA at Vlerick. In 2003, Wim co-founded Travi@ta, a Consultancy company dedicated exclusively to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and specialized in FSI, that was acquired by RealDolmen in 2013. Wim managed for the last 3 years the new combined CRM Division within RealDolmen that employed over 70 professionals. Wim just started a new venture with VeriPark, a software house headquartered in Turkey and specialized in multi-channel delivery, CRM and loan origination solutions for financial institutions. Wim became Managing Director of VeriPark Europe, with a focus on Benelux, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Italy, and all French Speaking African countries as well.