Globally recognized expert, author and speaker on Microsoft technologies joins Canadian-based 2toLead to strengthen cloud practices, mobility practices, and managed service operations.

2toLead is pleased to announce that Richard Harbridge has joined its executive team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The move unites one of the most respected leaders in Microsoft’s cloud and collaboration technology with one of the fastest-growing enterprise technology consultancies in the Microsoft ecosystem.

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2toLead is defining the future of what it means to be a technology consultancy,” said Harbridge on his decision to join the company. “Digital technologies are transforming the way people work in the enterprise. Organizations leveraging the cloud, mobile and emerging technologies need help. 2toLead is responding to that need and pro-actively working with clients to do more with intranets, Office 365, Azure and user adoption.”

Harbridge also said 2toLead’s client references and feedback factored into his decision. “What sets them apart is that their clients rave about the work they do and call them generous. It’s really quite remarkable how they treat customers like partners and really invest in the work they do. 2toLead is already working with the Fortune 100, and many mid-sized organizations throughout North America. They’re getting customer traction you’d expect from a much bigger and older company. ”

Harbridge was an adviser and leader within Microsoft where he managed a large team of executives, directors, consultants, and other resources through various sales and partner programs, extending the reach, impact, and capability of Microsoft teams. During his previous roles he led consulting and enterprise companies and was instrumental in helping them achieve triple digit growth, expand into new markets, and achieve stronger business results.

“No one knows more about business strategy, process and technology enablement than Richard Harbridge,” said 2toLead CEO Kanwal Khipple. “We have been been helping customers maximize the value their technology investments can bring and so much of that work focuses on building trust, understanding and commitment. Richard brings insights from the community, thousands of Microsoft customers and a vibrant partner ecosystem. It further strengthens 2toLead‘s standing as a leading provider of Microsoft cloud technology such as Office 365 and Azure for enterprise customers.”

Kanwal Khipple and Richard Harbridge recently collaborated on a book focused on driving user adoption that is set to be released in May 2015. The pair is also be speaking together at Microsoft Ignite from May 3rd to May 8th. Their session is entitled: How to Decide When to Use SharePoint and Yammer and Office 365 Groups and Outlook and Skype

“With a passion for technology and sharing it’s an honour to have opportunities to give back for all that we have learned.” said Kanwal when asked about the work they have collaborated on. “We work hard to empower every employee at 2toLead to do more for not only our customers, but the broader community as a whole.”

Microsoft Ignite is the premier Microsoft technology event for 2015. Combining different events around Microsoft’s productivity and infrastructure technologies, Microsoft Ignite is the single place to go to to hear the latest news and roadmaps for Microsoft’s vision and to learn how to make the best use of the solutions in your organization. If you attended the TechEd, SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you.

About 2toLead

2toLead is a generous Microsoft consulting company. 2toLead employs trusted, passionate and experienced consultants who work hard to solve the most challenging business and technology problems that face our clients.

The top 3 ways we help customers:

  1. INCREASE ADOPTION by going far beyond just deploying things right and ensure your organization is being pro-active in getting the maximum value out of your technology investments.
  2. LEVERAGE THE CLOUD to reduce costs, improve business agility and capabilities inside and outside of your organization by leveraging cloud technology like Office 365 and Azure.
  3. IMPROVE EXPERIENCES & ENGAGEMENT by understanding where, how, and why users interact with your business while building world-class portals, social networks and websites that your customers, partners and users love.

You’ll love the way we work. Together. To learn more contact me or check out http://www.2toLead.com.