Catherine (McDade) Thole is a Principal Technical Architect at Stoneridge Software. Prior to joining Stoneridge, she spent 11.5 years at Microsoft. With over a decade of experience, Catherine has held many different roles, including Director of Technical Consulting, Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Engineer, Dynamics AX Support Engineer, and Dynamics AX Support Escalation Engineer, focusing on the technical aspects.
While at Microsoft she trained engineers from around the globe on Dynamics AX 2012 and was a part of the Global Partner Services organization as a Partner Technical Consultant. In this role, she assisted partners in pre-sales deals, implementations, hardware assessments, performance tuning, and training.
Catherine has expertise in Dynamics AX Installations, Enterprise Portal, Reporting Services, Upgrades, Administration – including security, AOS, and performance tuning. She enjoys putting this knowledge to work to solve clients’ business problems and train users. Catherine has a passion for training users and regularly presents on a variety of topics at User Group events, internal and client educational opportunities.
She holds the following Microsoft certifications:
- Dynamics AX Installation & Configuration (3.0, 4.0, 2009, 2012)
- Dynamics AX Intro to Development (2009)