C5 Alliance Group has appointed SharePoint and CRM expert Mark Macrae to its growing team of senior consultants.
Widely renowned in the industry, Mr Macrae has considerable expertise in Microsoft platforms including Dynamics CRM, the Business Intelligence stack and SharePoint.
Originating from a development background, he has worked with Dynamics CRM since the first version and has implemented solutions in the finance, insurance and health sectors. Since 2003 he has worked with SharePoint in varied public and private sector roles covering the entire project lifecycle with an emphasis on getting the best return on investment from the product.
Alongside numerous consulting roles, he previously held a directorship for a UK-based consultancy and is well-versed in heading up major projects in the UK, Australia and now the Channel Islands.
Mr Macrae is also heavily involved in the global SharePoint community. He regularly speaks internationally at events such as SharePoint Saturday, the SharePoint Evolutions Conference and the SharePoint User Group UK on his specialist subject, the Business Intelligence features of SharePoint and Office 365. He also co-organises some of these events including SharePoint Saturday.
Aonghus Fraser, C5’s SharePoint lead consultant, said that Mr Macrae will be an invaluable addition to the SharePoint, CRM and Business Intelligence teams within C5.
‘Mark is a force to be reckoned with in the SharePoint world and has a very impressive track record. His expertise will be important as C5 continues to grow and meet the increasing demand from local businesses for effective, integrated solutions.
‘Beyond this, he will be instrumental in helping put the Channel Islands on the map as part of the wider community. We already have plans for regular local User Group meetings and an annual SharePoint Saturday event, the first of which is scheduled to take place in Jersey on 27 September,’ he said.
Mark Loane, C5 Alliance Group’s chief executive officer, said:
‘We’re pleased to welcome Mark to the team; having experts of this calibre in our midst helps us to continue to innovate and maintain the most effective solutions. His experience in the wider technology sector has already proved beneficial in refining how we scope up our projects, providing more accurate estimates and in turn benefitting our clients.
‘His analytical abilities, paired with his knowledge of implementing SharePoint, CRM and Business Intelligence solutions across all sizes of businesses, will add huge value to our offering.’