Eric Newell is the CEO and Founder of Stoneridge Software. As company president, Eric has led the Stoneridge Software organization through rapid growth in team members, clients, services and product offerings and many successful implementations as a partner organization.
Prior to founding Stoneridge, Eric spent 13 years at Microsoft and Great Plains Software where he led the Premier Field Engineering practice for Dynamics AX across North America to growth rates of 50% each year during his time in the role. Throughout his time at Microsoft, Eric has led strong performing teams, first in Global Support Operations and most recently in customer facing Premier work. Eric is also a geek at heart, having completed his Microsoft Certified System Engineer in his early days at Microsoft and having architected a global Dynamics CRM implementation which has filled a key gap within the organization.
Eric has been an instructor for the Microsoft Dynamics AX Academy on implementation methodology. He is a frequent lead on Executive Briefing presentations coaching executives on the proper way to go about approaching a Dynamics AX implementation. Dynamics customers and partners may also recognize Eric from his frequent presentations at Convergence on topics such as Optimizing SQL for Dynamics and Support and Service Options from Microsoft.