Mike Snyder - Principal@miketsnyder
Based in Chicago, Mike Snyder is co-founder and principal of Sonoma Partners. Recognized as one of the industry’s leading Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts, Mike is a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Advisory Council, and is a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP. He co-authored several books about Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Press that have sold more than 50,000 copies worldwide. Before starting Sonoma Partners, Mike led multiple product development teams at Motorola and Fortune Brands. Mike graduated with honors from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship. He has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoys ice hockey and golf in his free time.
Jim Steger - Principal
Based in Chicago, Jim Steger is co-founder and principal of Sonoma Partners. He has been developing solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM since the version 1.0 beta. Microsoft recognized Jim's leadership in the technical community with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP award. Jim has co-authored multiple books about Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Press. Before starting Sonoma Partners, Jim designed and led various global software development projects at Motorola and ACCO Office Products. Jim earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from Northwestern University.
Ryan Toenies - Vice President of Sales, Microsoft@toenies
Based in Minneapolis, Ryan is responsible for managing the national sales team at Sonoma Partners. Leveraging more than 15 years of consulting experience and his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Ryan helps customers to understand how they can maximize their CRM investments to generate the highest level of business success. Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since 2003, Ryan has been a guest speaker at multiple Microsoft events and currently sits on the Microsoft Convergence Partner Advisory Council where he helps set the direction for the Convergence conference. Prior to joining Sonoma Partners, Ryan worked for Inetium, LLC, where he built out their Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice. Ryan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Statistics and Economics. He enjoys reading, bird watching, and cooking meals for his wife and children.
Jason Ambrose - Vice President of Sales, Salesforce.com@jsa_sf
Jason is responsible for Sonoma Partners’ relationship with Salesforce.com and he leads the sales team devoted to the Salesforce.com practice. He has over 10 years of experience in consulting leadership positions with a variety of technology firms, particularly with firms specializing in deploying CRM systems. Prior to Sonoma Partners Jason was at Appirio, one of Salesforce’s Platinum partners, where he oversaw the sales and delivery of their Cloud Management service, providing post go-live support and development services for Salesforce.com, Google and Workday customers. Prior to Appirio, Jason headed up the Sales and Solution Development team for Avanade’s CRM service line in the Americas. Jason graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology and is an avid Lakers fan.
Brendan Landers - Vice President of Consulting@bmlanders
Based in Chicago, Brendan has led numerous Microsoft Dynamics implementation projects for companies in the following industries: professional and financial services, education, healthcare, hospitality, and others. Brendan co-authored multiple Microsoft Press books about Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Prior to Sonoma Partners, Brendan worked at Information Resources, Inc. as a Director, Quality Assurance and Delivery where he led several data quality and business intelligence initiatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Iowa.
Kristie Reid - Vice President of Consulting@reid_kristie
Based in Denver, Kristie brings more than 12 years of software consulting and implementation experience to Sonoma Partners, including more than 6 years of expertise working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM (dating back to version 1.2 of the product). Kristie co-authored multiple Microsoft Press books about Microsoft Dynamics CRM. While at Sonoma Partners, she has led over 30 different CRM projects, including multiple ISV's and large franchise engagements. Kristie manages Sonoma Partners' office in Denver. Kristie earned an MBA from University of Denver, and a bachelor's degree in Finance from Ohio University.
Corey O'Brien - Vice President of Software Development@cobscene
Based in Chicago, Corey has more than 10 years of experience designing and developing software solutions using Microsoft technologies. Corey co-authored the Microsoft Press book Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Corey holds patents for software concepts in both the Industrial Automation and Education industries. Corey earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He plays golf (but doesn't enjoy it) and frequently basks in the warm glow of his various electronic devices.
Brad Bosak - Vice President of Software Development
Based in Chicago, Brad Bosak has been developing client solutions on Microsoft Dynamics CRM since version 1.2. Brad works on the most complex CRM projects at Sonoma Partners, using his deep product experience to meet various types of customer requirements. Brad co-authored the Microsoft Press book Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Before starting at Sonoma Partners, Brad worked for several years as a .NET application developer and consultant. Brad earned his bachelor’s degree in computer technology from Purdue University. Brad enjoys taekwondo and playing guitar.