BrightStarr is set to take the SharePoint world by storm as it recruits the best SharePoint talent around

Since its formation in the UK six years ago, BrightStarr has exceeded its ambitious growth plans and has established itself amongst the leading SharePoint consulting organizations, having expanded rapidly into the North American market.

BrightStarr is set to take the SharePoint world by storm as it recruits the best SharePoint talent around

With continued growth BrightStarr has extended its consulting and client services team to include some of the most well-known names in the SharePoint industry. The new line ​up includes three SharePoint Most Valued Professionals (MVP’s). This unprecedented move provides an unbeatable combination of technology, user experience and strategic skills that combined, make up a team ready to take the SharePoint world by storm.

BrightStarr welcomes the following people to its ever growing tribe of fanatical SharePoint experts:

Kanwal Khipple joins BrightStarr as VP of Consulting and as a Microsoft SharePoint Most Valued Professional (MVP) – he is recognized by Microsoft as part of an elite group of exceptional community leaders. Kanwal is a true evangelist and visionary when it comes to SharePoint and provides BrightStarr with the technical leadership required for delivering successful global SharePoint projects. Kanwal believes that the key to driving business productivity through technology is to focus on governance and adoption early on in the project. Kanwal founded the Toronto SharePoint User Group and you can find him regularly tweeting, buzzing, blogging and presenting at community events.

Juan Larios joined the growing BrightStarr US team at the end of 2011 as Principal SharePoint Architect. He is an experienced SharePoint Developer and educator, and another SharePoint MVP! His development skills range from Developing State Machine and Sequential Workflows, Web Parts, pages , Master Pages, CSS, Event Receivers, Custom Site Definitions, WCF Services, Web services and many more. Juan’s experience and skill set are an advantage to any team and project as he has worked with a diverse set of technologies that tie into SharePoint. Juan has a passion for design, architecture, software engineering principles and methodologies. He frequently serves as a strategic advisor, architect and mentor on key client projects. Back home in Canada, Juan is also a co-founder of the Winnipeg SharePoint User Group.

Marwan Tarek is a long standing SharePoint MVP, gaining his accreditation in 2008. He has also been a Microsoft Certified Professional since 2001 and has worked with SharePoint since 2005 (proficient in 2003, 2007 & 2010). His skills also include .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, C#, ASP.NET, Exchange, ISA Server, and Active Directory. Marwan’s career also includes testing for Microsoft, training and promoting SharePoint in the Arab world. He is an accomplished speaker and promotes SharePoint in the UK and in Egypt.

Kip Wagner is a passionate sales leader that enjoys working with clients as much as he loves to build sales strategies and a plan from the ground up. Kip joined the BrightStarr team to help the US organization ride its​ next wave of growth and success. Kip has spent the better part of a decade working closely with the Microsoft field, software product and partner teams to help solve difficult challenges for their joint customers. Kip is excited to continue these efforts in his role with BrightStarr. He enjoys the challenge of breaking down complex customer problems and finding solutions which may break away from convention while being delightfully simple and effective. He has a thrill for pushing the envelope and revels in the joint satisfaction of seeing the outcome.

Will Saville Co-Founder added: “Since we began our journey six years ago, we have always been obsessed with quality, customer service and technical excellence. I’m honored to be joined by such a distinguished group of exceptional individuals that all share a common passion – to deliver outstanding technology solutions with the perfect balance of form and factor. Working with these guys on customer projects is a truly inspirational experience. Our business is all about people and the decision to go and find the best people is core to our strategy and continued growth.”

Michael Draisey Head of Development

Michael is BrightStarr’s Head of Development, although in reality, he does a lot more than that! He is ultimately responsible for the delivery of solutions to clients but also functions as a Product Manager for Unily. Michael is excited about new technology and also has an internal role as a new technology evangelist, spreading the word about hot new software to his colleagues all over the world. Michael was part of the award winning Linklaters project team and has a particular knack for translating complex business requirements into neat technical solutions.

Michael plays 5 a side football and enjoys kung fu in his spare time and is a big fan of the outdoors!

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