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    this shouldn't take longThis is definitely a season of change. Many of my peers have been announcing their transitions lately. I couldn’t let Mark Rackley, Jeremy Thake, and Chris Johnson get all the spotlight. 🙂 Microsoft has had a couple of really incredible additions to their team including  AvePoint’s former VP of Global Product Innovation, Jeremy Thake! I’m excited to see what influence he will be bringing to the table with his expertise and passion in making SharePoint work for the end user. Even though my journey isn’t taking me to Microsoft, I’m very excited to announce my transition from Acuvate Software and my  return to my former employer, Softmart, in a very new and adventurous role!

    Back in May of 2013, I left my Softmart North Central territory role and  joined Acuvate Software, a global  Microsoft Partner (SI) that provided services around SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, SQL & Yammer. It was a great experience working with some very talented folks like Abhishek Shanbhag. I was down in the trenches helping customers with complex business solutions. I wore many hats including VP of Business Solutions, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Enterprise Social Practice Head and Evangelist.  I was able to achieve some tough goals there and my experiences have already been injected into my new role at Softmart.

    So, who is Softmart? Softmart’s slogan is Everything IT. Softmart has 30 years experience in the industry. Softmart’s Team of IT Solution Advisors Ensures that Every IT Dollar Spent is a Dollar Well Invested. IT is an investment. Hardware and software are critical components of business efficiency. Softmart is an authorized reseller of all major hardware manufacturers and software publishers; the consultative sales team solution experts can answer your questions on configuration or engage our staff specialists to assist in planning.

    So what am I doing in my new role at Softmart, you ask? Other than trying not to turn into a Philly Cheesesteak; Everything I love! I’m Softmart’s new Tech Evangelist.  I will be assisting our Sales Force with Technical Pre-Sales consulting on the Microsoft Business Productivity Stack and the Microsoft Cloud OS. I will utilizing my Microsoft PTSP status and delivering more amazing one to many (or few) webinars & sessions at the Malvern Microsoft MTC & Envisioning Center, and other Microsoft MTC’s across the country. I will still be speaking at SharePoint Saturdays and Conferences and planning territory specific events with the Softmart National Sales teams. I will be providing valuable solution architecture to our client base and working with our partner network to execute the projects at hand. I’m unbelievably stoked. Let’s not forget blogging for Softmart.

    I can’t express how happy I am to be in this new role. Stay tuned!





2 Responses to My Journey in the I.T. Trenches Continues

  • Harold Spieckermann wrote on March 12, 2014 at 10:36 // Reply

    Congratulations Gina. WE NEED TO CATCH UP. I am running Dealership in Joplin mo.

    Have a grand day.


  • Heather Slyman wrote on March 12, 2014 at 3:19 // Reply

    Congrats, Gina!


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