How Will You Kick-start the 2012 New Year?

Jeremy Thies headshot 10172011It’s been an exciting few months as I’ve jumped into my new role leading the United States Microsoft Dynamics partner business. I’ve seen fantastic commitment among our partners to our business and to our customers—thank you! As the calendar year comes to close, it’s a natural time for reflection, introspection and goal setting for the new year. I hope you find some quiet time to look back on the past year to assess progress against goals, to identify changes as necessary, and to celebrate successes and hard work. We all know once the turn of the calendar occurs, its back to full speed ahead!

Now is a great time to identity steps for your future and to begin to outline the strategies and plans for the new year. To get you off on a solid start, we’ve been hard at work—with input from partners and your field representatives—building an agenda for the 2012 Business Leader Roadshow that provides a great platform to nurture and fine-tune your plans for growing your business over the next several years. We’re bringing in two well-respected consultants with deep knowledge of our business, the business solutions market and partner business models as featured speakers at the event:


cmccollumexec1“As I prepare to come speak at the January US Microsoft Dynamics Business Leader Roadshow, I am very excited to see the desire by both ERP and CRM partners to participate in the Decision Making Framework process and that partners are embracing the need to transform their businesses! The event will be an engaging, thought provoking workshop and I hope that everyone that chooses to attend walks away with a clear sense of actions that they need to take to drive their business into the future. I look forward to seeing partners in person at one of the three events in January!”—Craig McCollum, President, True North Strategists.


Reed Overfelt - Business Casual“I am thrilled to be a part of the 2012 Business Leadership Roadshow. Marketing, as we know it, has been tipped on its head. Internet has taken the place of trade shows, print advertising and other traditional methods. For many Microsoft partners, this is an uncomfortable reality. At the Roadshow, we’ll walk you through what it takes to transform your marketing and reach your buyers in this dynamic environment.”– Reed Overfelt, Chief Executive Officer, Full Quota LLC


If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at the detailed agenda, be sure you check it out on PartnerSource. It’s an event you won’t want to miss as you kick-start your plans for 2012.

Best Wishes,

Jeremy Thies
Sr. Director, US Microsoft Dynamics Partners