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YOUR AdaptivEdge Microsoft Gold Partner

Based out of Alameda, CA, AdaptivEdge was founded in June of 2013 by Steve Soper and Michael Oda. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, AdaptivEdge helps customers evaluate various product options from a financial perspective as well as from a business and technical perspective. There are many different ways to license Microsoft products and the choice of your licensing scheme impacts the features and functionality that are available. We can help customers choose the right options to meet their needs and budget.

The team at AdaptivEdge has been hand-picked from the best and brightest software engineers and consultants in the industry that share the single vision of delivering successful projects to AdaptivEdge Customers with the utmost efficiency and meticulousness.  With over 20+ consultants and Microsoft subject-matter experts we have developed a methodology for helping customers identify their requirements via in-depth questionnaires and collaborative workshops. Once the requirements are defined, the AdaptivEdge team utilizes a best practices approach to help the customer select the right Microsoft products and architect a solution that delivers maximum ROI.

AdaptivEdge generated over $1.7 million in revenue for 2014, which was the first full year of operations.  In 2014, AdaptivEdge served 71 discreet Customers geographically dispersed globally and across many different industries and verticals.  Additionally, we have completed projects exceeded 190 individual projects across more than 15 different product sets.

OUR TEAM

STEVE SOPER linkedin-icon-small

Senior Managing Partner

Steve Soper is one of our Senior Managing Partners who manages the operations, marketing, and team. He has taken his 13 years of expertise running a national Enterprise Software practice at FusionStorm to build AdaptivEdge who is truly dedicated to software focused professional services and strategic IT consulting.

As the Director of the Enterprise Software Practice at FusionStorm, Steve Soper slowly and steadily built the practice from revenue of $300k in Professional Services in 2003 to over $2.5 million in Professional Services in 2012. Additionally, Steve expanded the practice from an Oracle-only, regional-based operation to a national practice supporting over twelve offices throughout the United States focused on Microsoft, Oracle, and Open Source technologies. Steve assembled a talented engineering team and also contributed directly on various projects as a pre-sales engineer, implementation engineer, architect and project manager.

He has given speeches around the country on a variety of technical topics, managed vendor relationships, and developed go-to-market sales strategies and trainings for a variety of products and technologies. Under Steve’s direction, the Enterprise Software Practice grew by leveraging a mix of project-based Professional Services, Managed Services, Cloud Services, Application Hosting, and retainer-based services.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento.  Additionally, he holds a SharePoint 2013 MCP certification.

Company Vision: To offer complete Microsoft Infrastructure and Productivity Application consulting services for medium to large-sized companies.

Fun Fact: Steve plays 4 instruments: piano, guitar, trumpet, and bass. Additionally, he has played in almost every kind of band symphonic, classical, gospel, jazz, rock, house, and more! Also, he was certified to do taxes when he was 18 and was the youngest licensed tax preparer in the State of California for that year. Steve has also worked tutoring inner city children over the years.

MICHAEL ODA linkedin-icon-small

Senior Managing Partner

Michael Oda is one of our Senior Managing Partners who manages the team and handles strategic IT initiatives and direction for customers. He directs opportunities related to Azure and Office 365 with an area of focus on Identity Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cloud Strategy, and Server Hardening.

As an Enterprise Strategy consultant for Fortune 50 customers, Michael has helped shape many IT organizations and led successful, large scale initiatives. Michael was a catalyst during his tenure at FusionStorm and his engagement methods and processes immediately helped grow the Microsoft practice at a rapid pace and give an edge over other competitors.

Michael has worked with a multitude of companies in helping analyze and shape product roadmaps so the offerings are directly in line with the both the goals of the provider and the needs of customers. This evolved from continually being elected by customers to help them evaluate new technologies and how they apply to their organization.

Michael earned his B.S. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley.

Company Vision: To see this company excel over other firms and be a go-to partner for just about anything Microsoft. Beyond that to be true partners with our customers, so we can lead them in their technology vision that also blends a diverse portfolio of services. There are so many organizations that we can make an immediate and lasting impact on by providing the right blend of services.

Fun Fact: He has received awards for my environmental efforts by National Geographic and a multitude of public service awards from local, state, and federal governments.

TROY BRITTAIN linkedin-icon-small

Practice Director, Collaboration and Content

Troy Brittain is our Practice Director, Collaboration and Content. Troy is Responsible for engagement, architecture, installation, optimization, and support of Microsoft Collaboration and Content systems for AdaptivEdge Customers and Partners. His specializations include: SharePoint Server, Project Server, Team Foundation Server, Office 365, SharePoint Online, Project Online, Visual Studio Online, OneDrive for Business.

Some of his past and present initiatives include collaboration, document management, records management, and business process automation solutions for the following industries: Pharmaceutical, Financial, Construction, Government, Energy, and Entertainment.

He is certified in Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 as well as a Certified Desktop Support Technician.

Company Vision: Continue to support and demonstrate value with cloud initiatives including Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Fun Fact: Troy had the privilege of playing a show at the legendary CBGB’s hardcore and punk rock club in New York City before it’s closure in 2006.  His band was also featured in Guitar Hero 5.

JASON LOPEZ linkedin-icon-small

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Jason Lopez is a Senior Systems Engineers. Jason is responsible for providing consulting services related to Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Windows Server, and Office 365 with a focus on mergers, acquisition and corporate restructuring. Additionally, he is responsible for billable consulting engagements including new implementations, migrations, upgrades, and assessments. He also provides pre-sales and business development support including project definition, scoping/sizing, analysis of technical alternatives, and the presentations and/or proposal of results.

Company Vision: We have some of the most talented people that work with us in the industry. The strengths go beyond technical requirements—the personal touch each person has, while working with each other as well as with customers is one of our biggest strengths. Great people work here, who think outside of the box, while caring for each other and the customers we work with.

Fun Fact: Jason enjoys anything that includes the outdoors and has to do with cars.  He loves to 4×4, circle-track, drag racing and low-riders!

JESSICA ERVIN-HANG linkedin-icon-small

Senior Microsoft System Center Architect

Jessica Ervin-Hang is a Senior Systems Architects specializing in System Center. She is responsible for pre-sales design, deployments, integration, training, documentation, and remediation in all Microsoft products. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in IT system engineering, training, and administration for mid- to large-sized companies including 6 years of consulting and pre-sales experience, 2 years of management experience, 8 years of project management experience, and 15 years as a team lead.

She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Information Studies with an emphasis in Policy and Management from Florida State University.

Company Vision: To help clients become self-proficient with the latest products to help their business.

Fun Fact: She is a vegetarian and animal rights activist, supports Toys for Tots and local homeless yearly drives.

JIM EAGLETON linkedin-icon-small

Senior Microsoft SharePoint Architect

Jim Eagleton is a Senior SharePoint Architect whose responsibilities include the implementation and support of on premise and Office 365 SharePoint solutions. This work includes the development and integration of custom solutions extending to surrounding technologies such as Active Directory, Business Intelligence Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and SQL Server Integration Services. Additionally, he conducts SharePoint Health Checks, develops wellness plans, and offers Managed Services support.

He has over 25 years of consulting experience in the automotive, health sciences, financial, semi-conductors, manufacturing, and high tech sectors. Jim has also given a number of webinars on SharePoint topics such as information architecture, back-up and recovery utilities, and SharePoint upgrades.

Jim earned his B.S. in Computer Science, minor in mathematics from Colorado State University.

Company Vision: To continue to build on the momentum and reputation it has built to date with our clients and Microsoft.

Fun Fact: Jim is an active member in Beautiful Day, transforming under-served schools in the San Jose community.

ALISON WEISMILLER linkedin-icon-small

Project Manager

Alison Weismiller is a Project Manager responsible for helping the AdaptivEdge team accomplish our projects’ objectives and for ensuring client satisfaction with our services. She works closely with our engineers and provides overall direction and co-ordination for project activities. Alison manages the flow of communication, identifies potential risk, creates project plans, budgets and time reports to ensure we stay on task, within budget and on track to ultimately bring our projects to a timely and successful close.

She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Florida Atlantic University.

Company Vision: We are also deeply committed to helping each other succeed, so we make a wonderful team founded on mutual respect, trust and communication – and laughter! Key ingredients to the team’s successes!

Fun Fact: Studied Photography and Film at the California College of Arts.

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ALEX LEVIN linkedin-icon-small

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Alex Levin is a Senior Microsoft Engineer. He specializes in AD and messaging systems re-structuring projects ranging from complex enterprise, long-term co-existence requirements to small business level cutover migrations.

From the beginning of his career, he has been involved in various engineering and leadership roles with over 27 years of experience in Computer Systems design, operations, and maintenance in both the US and throughout the Asia Pacific region. The majority of his experience has been with Microsoft Enterprise technologies and Network Infrastructure design and implantation.

His certifications are DELL Migration Manager for AD, Exchange and Office 365 software as well as CISSP and Microsoft MCP.

Company Vision: To always provide excellent customer service and deliver projects professionally and on-time by listening to clients in the most sedulous manner, and have the willingness to go above and beyond by doing ‘whatever-it-takes’ to complete a project with 100% customer satisfaction.

Fun Fact: Lived in Japan for 6 years and studied Japanese for 5 years. Additionally, he was in the US Navy on board the USS Shasta for 7 years and entered the navy’s accelerated Honor Program while attending Fire Control Technician School.

LYNDSAY JOHNSON linkedin-icon-small

Director of Marketing, Consulting

Lyndsay Johnson is our Consulting Director of Marketing who is responsible for developing our marketing strategy by studying economic indicators, tracking changes in supply and demand, identifying customers and their current/future needs and monitoring the competition.

Additionally, she owns our online presence, social media marketing, email marketing, sales support, and marketing business operations. With over 15+ years of marketing and tech experience, she brings her consulting expertise to the AdaptivEdge team. She comes from her own consultancy, Bound-by Marketing, specializing in tech, medical device, and automotive marketing, organizational development, as well as large, enterprise project management, deployment, and training.

She earned her B.A. in English Creative Writing and Communications with a minor in music from California State University Long Beach as well as her MBA in Global Sales and Marketing from University of Phoenix.

Company Vision: This team is fresh even in the midst of such a resume of our years of experience and has an incredible “personality” as a company because of its people. Continuing to grow our business with innovative, creative, and fun marketing online and socially is a key component of our business momentum.

Fun Fact: She is an opera singer and a hot rodder having customized her 2010 Chevy Camaro now pushing 850hp naturally aspirated. Additionally, she is a Board Member of Cruisin’ for a Cure and donates all marketing to the nation’s largest, one-day car show to support Prostate Cancer Research, of which her father is a survivor.

RAUL R. PEREZ II linkedin-icon-small

Microsoft Systems Engineer

Raul Perez is a Microsoft Systems Engineers who is responsible for the assessment of customer environments along with the planning and execution of proposed solutions. He primarily focuses on the Microsoft stack including Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, and Office 365.

New to our team, his past initiatives include data center migrations, PCI compliance auditing and remediation and Exchange migrations. Raul is well versed in virtualization and has experience with both VMware and Hyper-V, including migrations and co-existence of both virtualization platforms. He has deep experience with Windows Server and all of the roles available within the 2012 R2 stack including Active Directory. In addition to his experience on the infrastructure and virtualization side, Raul has consistently proven his ability to pick up new technologies extremely quickly and demonstrate proficiency at a rapid pace.

Raul graduated with honors from Cantwell-Sacred Heart College Preparatory. Additionally, he attended California State University, Los Angeles where he studied Computer Information Systems. He is certified in various Microsoft technologies: MCSA Server 2012 and MCSE Messaging.

Company Vision: The AdaptivEdge approach and methodology is detailed, thorough and establishes the foundation for a high success rate. Continued development of this process and having it become one of the key aspects of the company’s identity. As technology continues to evolve, I envision AdaptivEdge as a key facilitator in guiding business through these changes.

Fun Fact: Currently serves as President of a non-profit organization my family founded in 2005 in memory of my father who passed away in 1996 after a short battle with cancer. In an effort to honor his legacy and example of hard work and perseverance, through grass roots fundraising, the non-profit awards an annual scholarship to graduating seniors from the local high schools.