Lance Stovall comes to the GoKube Advisor Board with wealth of Microsoft Cloud experience. Lance’s current role is a Partner Engagement Manager on the Partner Hosting and Cloud Services team. His main business objectives include partner business development for Office 365, as well as Microsoft-based public and private clouds.
His prior role was with the Central Region SMS&P team, where he was a Partner Account Manager (PAM) responsible for driving Microsoft Online business with the North, Heartland & South Central areas.
Among many accomplishments in that role, one of the key ones was building a partner ecosystem of BPOS/ Office 365 Advisor partners that spans SMB to Enterprise Partners. Lance’s first role at Microsoft was as a member of Microsoft Online Incubation Sales team. Before joining Microsoft, Lance had built an entrepreneurial career that spanned staffing services, technology ventures, and competitive local telecom providers.
Lance is based in Dallas/ Fort Worth and is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and married to another Horned Frog, Jennifer. Their daughter, Leighton Eloise, was born in November of 2010! She is in good company with her seven-year old brother, Luke. Besides Lance’s beliefs in religion, family, country, and Microsoft, he loves to play golf and basketball.
Chris specializes in landing lighthouse customers and partners who transform startups into successful enterprises. He is currently at Yammer (Microsoft), where he has had sales and sales management roles.
Chris has been a leader in the new IT world of enabling business agility using social, mobile, cloud, analytics / big data, and security. He has held sales and sales management positions in the software development and security industries at Rogue Wave Software and Webroot Software.
Building on this enterprise foundation, he moved to NewsGator, landing many of their first Fortune 500 customers and initiating their Microsoft partnership. At Yammer, he has been instrumental in their largest customer transactions and their partnership with Deloitte. Chris holds a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, and resides in Boulder.
GoKube is a team of expertly trained executives who experienced partner frustrations first hand. Watching companies like yours apply to this program or that, participate in events, or even try to establish some type of connection with the Microsoft field gave them the impetus to marshal their resources and talents. If you think it’s hard being a partner, it’s equally as hard being an employee.