Christian Buckley is a SharePoint MVP, Top 25 SharePoint Influencer, and Managing Director, Americas at GTconsult, a consulting and managed services provider with offices in South Africa and the US. Prior to GTconsult, Christian was a key part of two SharePoint ISV acquisitions (echoTechnology in 2010, and Axceler in 2013) and most recently served as Chief Evangelist at Metalogix. He was a member of the Microsoft team that launched SharePoint Online (now part of Office365), and spent a number of years building and managing product and project management organizations for a number of companies in the software, telecom, supply chain and financial services industries.
His entrepreneurial background includes co-founding a regional consulting firm (Red Hill Partners), two non-profits (eBIG.org, acquired by TechVentures, and the current SamaritanWeb Corp), and a software company (QOSES Inc., acquired by Rational Software). Through these experiences, he was able to work with some of the world's largest technology and manufacturing firms to design, build, and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions that provide him with a unique perspective into the SharePoint and Office 365 community. Christian is the co-author of two books on SharePoint and three books on software configuration management and defect tracking solutions, is an active part of the SharePoint community online and off, and regularly writes on the topics of collaboration technology, social computing, governance, and agile project management. He can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.com and on Twitter at @buckleyplanet