Rik Dubbink, Partner, CRM Partners The Netherlands & Germany. As a 21-year veteran in the field of CRM, sales & marketing automation and field service management, Rik has dedicated his professional life to supporting customers in the development of relationship management strategies and systems.
His career started at the National Datacenter of the Dutch Government Professional Services department. Soon, he joined a pioneer company on Marketing & Sales Systems in the Netherlands, Matrix Information Systems. Following an acquisition by Baan Company, Rik joined the CRM unit of Baan as a Marketing Manager for the Baan Front Office Suite. Later Rik led the Professional Services Unit of Baan in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.
Longing to return to the field of CRM, Rik joined Emiel Putman in starting a new partner for Microsoft in the Netherlands dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Social, Customer Service and the entire Microsoft platform. Today, CRM Partners is a leading partner in the Netherlands with 110 employees. CRM Partners is steadily growing and expanding internationally with offices in Eschborn and München, Germany.
Rik Dubbink holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Leiden and a Post-Doc in Information Management from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Rik is a fanatic road race cyclist and MTB rider. Important in life are family, travelling and experiencing new people and cultures, gourmet food and wine and sharing this with others.
Tony de Freitas is responsible
for leading Business Applications – Dynamics team responsible for the
partner and channel strategy and programs for the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Marketing Organization. His team is
responsible for defining the Dynamics 365 ecosystem strategies and channel
programs in developing new channels and the evolving the current Dynamics
partners and channels to deliver on Microsoft’s vision for business
Tony’s professional career spans more than 20 years of
diverse experiences in Consulting Services, Product Management, Channel Sales,
Business Development, and Engineering across several Microsoft Business Groups and
Geographies, including also leading Business Development initiatives at frog
Design. Holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineer from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Investing in people, business, and technology that matter. Mike Gillis is a veteran Microsoft Partner having started
his first Microsoft partner firm in 1992. Mike’s experience has provided him with
a broad perspective on Microsoft partnership. Mike co-founded startup Microsoft
Partners as an entrepreneur; he served as an executive as the companies were acquired
and integrated into large companies; and eventually served as operator and intrapreneur
at the large companies acquiring and integrating other Microsoft partner
companies. Mike has been an active member of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner
Channel since 2004 when he co-founded Iteration2 in Irvine, CA. Iteration2 won
its first customer in June 2004 and in 2005 became Microsoft Business Solutions
US Partner of the Year in 2005 and repeated again in 2006. In 2007 Iteration2
was acquired by Hitachi where Mike stayed on to lead Hitachi’s Dynamics
business eventually becoming President and Global Chief Operating Officer of the
2,300 person global Dynamics business with multiple locations in US, Canada,
UK, Singapore, Thailand, and global development centers in India and
Philippines. While Mike was responsible for Hitachi’s Dynamics business, Hitachi
was recognized as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global Partner of the Year (twice),
Microsoft Dynamics AX Global Partner of the Year, the Overall Microsoft Dynamics
Global Partner of the Year, Professional Services Industry Partner of the Year,
Retail Industry Partner of the Year, Canada Country Partner of the Year,
Business Intelligence Partner of the Year, Collaboration Partner of the Year, Japan
Country Dynamics Partner of the Year and Asia Dynamics Partner of the Year. Individually,
Mike received Microsoft’s Eagle Award and was the first person inducted into Microsoft’s
Partner Hall of Fame. While at Hitachi, Mike led the acquisition and post
merger integrations of Ideaca, Customer Effective, and Ignify.