Eric Newell is the CEO and founder of Stoneridge Software, a Microsoft Solutions Partner specializing in implementation, consulting, and support for Microsoft Dynamics business applications and technology. In 2012, he co-founded the company with a passion for business excellence and the determination to better serve the market.
Driven by his vision to create a company with exceptional team members and outstanding work culture, Eric has led Stoneridge Software through rapid growth and consistently successful ERP and CRM implementations. What started as a three-person organization has scaled to 200 people in the first eight years in business. In 2018, he co-founded Levridge, a software company focused on delivering modern business applications for the Agriculture industry.
Prior to founding Stoneridge Software, Eric spent 13 years at Microsoft and Great Plains Software where he was instrumental in leading 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 tenure at Microsoft, he led strong performing teams across Dynamics support, Global Support and Consulting Operations, and Premier Support.
Eric enjoys the challenge of taking complex business issues and using technology to figure out ways to streamline operations. The combination of solving challenges and assisting clients in tackling obstacles that affect their businesses are two of his biggest passions.
“My focus is to ensure our clients achieve their business goals with a straight-forward, yet strategic approach. I take pride in the work our team does every day, and it is a privilege for me to be able to lead that charge.” – Eric Newell
In addition to building trusted client relationships and completing 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 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018, 2017 and the SPI Research “Best of the Best” Professional Services firms in 2016 and 2017. He was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
Posts by Eric Newell
- Want to Leverage the AI-Power of Microsoft Copilot in Your ERP System? Make the Move to the Cloud
October 12, 2023
- Breaking Down the Microsoft Success by Design Framework
March 30, 2023
- What You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Success by Design Implementation Methodology Book
March 8, 2023
- CEO Reflections on 2022 | Stoneridge Software
December 28, 2022
- Three Key Elements of Coaching in Business
November 18, 2022
- The Pitfalls of Juggling Multiple Ag Software Systems
June 3, 2022
- The Real Story about the Long-Term Future of Dynamics GP Support
May 5, 2022
- CEO Reflections on 2021
January 21, 2022
- Ransomware Attacks in Agriculture on the Rise – Are You Ready?
November 11, 2021
- Four Keys to Choosing the Best ERP or CRM Solution – Part 4: Cost
September 22, 2021
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