Salesforce veterans at Barhead Solutions rewarded for switch to Microsoft Dynamics

John Orrock and Ken Struthers, Barhead Solutions

John Orrock and Ken Struthers, Barhead Solutions

Barhead Solutions has been named Dynamics 365 APAC ISV partner of the year 12 months after the directors revealed their decision to set up a new company based on Microsoft despite a long history with Salesforce.

Ken Struthers and John Orrock, both former directors of Salesforce partner Cloud Sherpas, told CRN at last year's Worldwide Partner Conference that Dynamics 365 would prove a price challenger to Salesforce, and that Microsoft was “getting its act together in the cloud space”.

The duo were just as enthused about their new direction, speaking to CRN overnight at this year's Microsoft Inspire conference.

"We've got a lot of market interest, of clients in Australia, which we’re focused on at the moment, wanting to use Microsoft. So I think we’d say we’ve had good growth, we’ve got a better pipeline than we thought we would have, we’re doing deal sizes bigger than we thought we would do, at this particular point in time,” Orrock said.

Struthers said the release of Dynamics had generated a lot of energy for Barhead.

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