Eric Newell is the CEO and Founder of Stoneridge Software. Since founding the company in October 2012, Eric has led the Stoneridge Software organization through rapid growth in team members, clients, services and product offerings and consistently successful ERP and CRM implementations. Eric was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
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 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.
In addition to successful client relationships and successful implementations, some of the recognition Eric is most proud of are several "Best Place to Work" awards including the honor of earning the Gold top honors in 2015 for medium-sized businesses from Minnesota Business Magazine. Stoneridge has also been named to the SPI Research "Best of the Best" Professional Services firms in 2016 and 2017.