New leader announced to head up Microsoft Dynamics partner strategy in United States.

Jeremy Thies is a Senior Director focused on working with our Microsoft Dynamics partner ecosystem in the United States. He has responsibility for Channel and Industry strategy as well as partner recruitment and capacity. His team orchestrates the engagement with our National Partners, VARs and Breadth ISVs and is focused on increasing the capacity of partners through partner readiness, partner marketing and partner programs.

Jeremy Thies headshot 10172011I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to join the team and working with you through the challenges and opportunities we have in front of us over the next several years. A key criteria for me in taking this role was being a part of the paradigm shift we’re going to see in our business as we realize the potential of the Cloud, as we drive new models and new relationships to bring scale and success to our largest customers, as we double-down on the satisfaction, profitability and growth of your businesses and build scalable engines to maximize our opportunity in Volume and Breadth.

I’m looking forward to meeting with the teams and our partners in the field or in upcoming events. I know we have a great, highly motivated team and are well-poised to take the opportunity in hand!

Since joining Microsoft in 2005, Thies has held a variety of customer and partner-facing roles with worldwide and US specific focus, working with internal teams and partners to develop scalable, agile, real-time solutions, processes and programs that allow companies and partners of all sizes to realize their full potential.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Thies held Sales Strategy, Finance and Six Sigma roles at General Electric.

Thies holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Thies steps into the role previously held for almost 4 years by David Smith, General Manager, US Microsoft Dynamics Partner Group. Smith recently transitioned to the Worldwide SMB Sales team in July 2011.

To learn more about the FY12 United States partner strategy, please review the FY12 Partner Business Excellence training series found on PartnerSource.

--Kevin