Mindsharp instructors have deep experience deploying Microsoft workloads.
For training to be effective the trainers need to be able to understand the goals of the business and have the confident and knowledge to be able to relate learning to real world experiences and best practices. Trainers need to be able to adapt to the needs of the student and provide enthusiastic hands on training that enables the student to put into practise what they have learnt immediately.
Mindsharp prides itself on our team of trainers which include leading SharePoint, Office 365, Office and Cloud experts that speak at Global seminars and User Groups in topics from Technical and Architecture to User Adoption and Business Processes.
Our trainers not only deliver our education solutions, they are exposed to real-world environments and scenarios with years of experience in Microsoft applications, many of our trainers write and develop the content that we use throughout our course deliveries ensuring they have the ability to answer any questions and can tailor content as the need arises.
Brian AldermanMicrosoft MVP,MCT, MCSE for SharePoint & MCSA for Office 365
Tami BoltonEnd User Instructor
Chris CasingenaOffice 365 Instructor
Chris is passionate about helping individuals and enterprises get more value from Office 365. Chris instructs Office business users and develops content for the classroom, on demand video and contextual support tools. He specializes in content for Office 365, SharePoint 2016, 2013 and Ninte. He is a co-author of "Step by Step" for Microsoft SharePoint 2013.
Chris' knowledge includes SAP, Java products and has qualifications in both desktop and networking. Chris lives in Leicester, United Kingdom, and has an enthusiastic and entertaining approach to training.
Ben CurryMicrosoft MVP, SharePoint and Office 365
Ben (CISSP, MVP, MCP, MCT) is a well-known author and enterprise architect specializing in knowledge management, ECM and collaborative technologies. Ben is a Managing Partner at Summit 7 Systems, a company focused on the next generation of Microsoft products, and has been awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft eight years in a row. Ben's philosophy is that the best solutions are inspired by the best ideas and he encourages his team to continuously generate and share ideas. His numerous publications embody his philosophy.
He is a principal author of server books on SharePoint and collaborative technologies.He enjoys writing and often speaks at user groups and private engagements.
Ben has over twenty years of experience designing, managing, implementing and securing datacenter IT solutions. He has worked primarily with the federal government including U.S. Army, Verteran's Administration and NASA.
Jay SimcoxMCSE, MCTS
Jay is quickly becoming a well-known speaker and educator and has presented SharePoint sessions to local user groups, SharePoint Saturday events and conferences, including sessions at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2010. Jay received two degrees from Virginia College in Huntsville; an Associates in Applied Sciences – Network Engineering and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. He also holds multiple certifications from Microsoft including an MCSE with a specialization in Security and MCTS in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.
Steve SmithSharePoint MVP
Steve is well traveled spending most of last 25 years traveling the world for the companies he owns and worked with including achieving his first qualification with Microsoft technologies on NT 4 and IIS 3 in New Delhi India in 1998 whilst based there for 3 years working for an Engineering company. Steve has specialized with Microsoft’s Infrastructure systems since 1996 and been involved in many Microsoft Beta programs which started with Windows 2000, Exchange 2000 and SharePoint 2001.
The last 10 years however has seen a majority of his time with SharePoint and developing and training SharePoint courses and involved in every SharePoint Beta program to date. Much of his time today is spent working on building product and education solutions for companies wanting to make the most out of today’s collaboration products including the new Support+ Application for on demand training and support within Office 365 and On-Prem / Azure cloud hosted applications.
Eric ShuppsSharePoint MVP & Instructor
Eric Shupps is the founder and President of BinaryWave, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for SharePoint. Eric has worked with SharePoint Products and Technologies since 2001 as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He is an advisory committee member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth SharePoint Community group and participating member of user groups throughout the United Kingdom.
Eric has authored numerous articles on SharePoint, speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world, and publishes a popular SharePoint blog at http://www.sharepointcowboy.com
Christina WheelerMicrosoft MVP, SharePoint Trainer and Consultant
Training and implementing effective IT solutions are two different things. Christina has built solutions in hundreds of SharePoint farms and Office 365 tenants. Her consulting experience includes graphic design, Web development, and custom development who also specializes in Web Content Management and Business Intelligence platforms including Power BI. Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom so that she can answer your questions.
Christina is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. Her publications include contributions as the technical editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog," co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide," and co-author of “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” Follow her blog at http://www.sharepointwheeler.com/