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Your Microsoft Gold Partner

AdaptivEdge is an emerging technology company with a cloud focus, we deliver secure solutions for demanding enterprises, growing businesses and government agencies. As a Microsoft Gold Partner with deep cloud focus, we help customers evaluate various products and services from a financial perspective as well as from a business and technical/functional perspective to determine the best fit for each IT initiative. 

The AdaptivEdge team brings decades of collective experience across the entire Microsoft technology stack. This experience was gained through implementations in every vertical, and from startups to enterprise clients.

All our Microsoft subject-matter experts use our fine-tuned methodology to help customers identify their requirements via deeply collaborative sessions. Once the requirements are defined, the AdaptivEdge team utilizes our best practices approach to help the customer select the right Microsoft products and services and architect a solution that delivers maximum ROI.

MEET OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

STEVE SOPER linkedin-icon-small

Principal

Steve started AdaptivEdge in 2013 with Troy Brittain. Prior to AdaptivEdge, Steve served as Enterprise Software Practice Director at FusionStorm for 13 years. During his tenure at FusionStorm, Steve expanded an Oracle-only database consulting group into a diverse enterprise software practice covering Microsoft, Oracle and open source technologies.

Steve’s goal when starting AdaptivEdge was to focus on Microsoft and cloud solutions exclusively. As part of the cloud focus, Steve’s vision for AdaptivEdge was to shift from infrastructure-centered projects to line-of-business and industry-targeted solutions that deliver greater business impact. AdaptivEdge’s journey into more integrative and collaborative design work involving business stakeholders and end users has been a challenging but rewarding endeavor.

Prior to working in the technology field, Steve worked as a financial consultant in the healthcare industry, providing hospitals and skilled nursing facilities with expert financial planning, including Medicare/Medi-Cal reimbursement and investment feasibility studies. Steve’s technology, finance and healthcare background provides a broad perspective that fuels a strong desire to build custom-tailored technology solutions that drive efficiency and deliver measurable outcomes.

Steve 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 improve secure teamwork using a tailored approach that yields clear return on investment for our clients.

Fun Fact: Steve plays four instruments: piano, guitar, trumpet, and bass. Additionally, he has played in almost every kind of band you can think of: symphonic, classical, gospel, jazz, alternative rock, house, techno, shoe gazer 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 volunteered tutoring inner-city children and currently coaches youth flag football in Alameda, Ca.

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 Design and Deployment.

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.

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.

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, organizational development, and marketing business operations. With over 18+ years of marketing and tech experience, she brings her consulting expertise to the AdaptivEdge team. She joins us from her own consultancy, Bound-by Marketing, specializing in these verticals: media/radio, technology, hospitality, non-prof, fashion, commercial flooring, medical device, and automotive marketing. 

She earned her B.A. in English Creative Writing and Communications with a minor in vocal performance 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 with our years of combined experience and has an incredible “personality.” Her vision is to continue to support growth of the business with innovative, creative, and fun marketing to rock the business momentum all day long!

Fun Fact: She is an opera singer and pod-caster! Additionally, she volunteers for Caterina’s Club and donates all marketing to the non-profit organization to feed almost 4,000 children a night.

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.

KRISTAL PARKER linkedin-icon-small

Practice Director, Project Management

Kristal Parker is the Practice Director of Project Management, responsible for helping AdaptivEdge grow their Project Management Office (PMO). She works closely with customers and the engineering team to accomplish our projects’ objectives, ensuring client satisfaction with our services.  Kristal strives to equip, educate and empower people, using efficient and effective program, project and process management methodology.

Kristal has been PMP certified since July of 2001 and has worked as a IT Project Manager for over 15 years.  She has also taken several courses in Six Sigma and Agile Project Management. Kristal attended Chico State University, and has a B.S.  in Exercise Physiology.

Company Vision: Provide a group-wide standard approach to project delivery, including full and accurate visibility of project status and customer satisfaction.

Fun fact: Kristal enjoys running with her dogs and fits in the occasional half marathon. 

AARON WILSON linkedin-icon-small

Microsoft SharePoint & Collaboration Engineer

Aaron Wilson is a SharePoint & Collaboration Engineer who is responsible for gaining a thorough understanding of customers’ needs and designing practical business solutions using the full breadth of Office 365 and SharePoint.  His areas of specialty include process improvement and automation, custom business applications, company intranets, information architecture overhauls, and document management solutions.

Aaron graduated with honors from UC Los Angeles with a B.A. in Psychology.

Company Vision: To help our customers derive as much business value as possible from Office 365, SharePoint, and the complete Microsoft stack.

Fun Fact: Aaron is a certified qigong and tai chi teacher.

STEVE ANDREWS linkedin-icon-small

Director of Cloud Platform Services

For over 20 years, Steve has been passionately working on the Microsoft infrastructure side in Information Technology. He has worked with versatile, agile companies from enterprise to mid-sized in multiple verticals. Steve has strategically deployed cutting edge cloud-based technologies while streamlining and consolidating to drive their business focus, profitability, and always stay ahead of their competitors.

Fun Fact: Steve is an avid off-roader, reaching remote areas of no-cell reception! He also serves on the executive board of CSW in Greater Los Angeles whose mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces for self-expression, inspire an authentic sense of activism in the continued fight for equality, and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

ROBERT GUADAGNOLI linkedin-icon-small

Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

Robert is a messaging architect and former full-time Microsoft employee with over 22 years of experience in the industry. He is highly specialized in Microsoft’s messaging technologies and has migrated over one million mailboxes in his career. He has successfully completed large, complex projects for enterprise-sized companies in a broad range of industries. His key strengths include architecture, design, and implementation of on-premise Exchange and Office 365 solutions.

Fun Fact: Robert is a volunteer at his church and runs the audio and video for the children’s ministry. He enjoys fishing and hunting and loves to slow cook BBQ on his smoker. He has played guitar for 39 years and played in a heavy metal band in the Chicago area when he was younger.