PRESS RELEASE

HSO Expands its Canadian Operations by Acquiring SHEA Solutions Inc. (SHEA)

Acquisition doubles the size of HSO Canada, combining the capabilities of leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 partners to deliver end-to-end digital transformation services to Canadian customers across the Microsoft Cloud

Amsterdam, Netherlands and Toronto, Canada, June 09 2022. HSO, a leading global business transformation partner, today announces the acquisition of Canada-based SHEA Solutions Inc. (“SHEA”), a recognized leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions for the Manufacturing and Retail Industries.

SHEA, a Microsoft Gold certified partner, has established itself as a leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain, Project Operations, Commerce and Service. SHEA operations in Canada, The United Kingdom, Philippines and India will become part of HSO as a result of this acquisition.

Jeffrey Hunt, CEO SHEA, commented: “It has long been the SHEA mission to help our customers achieve operational excellence, so we are very excited to join a company that shares our values and is focused on achieving results. HSO is the ideal partner to help SHEA achieve our ambitious future growth targets. We look forward to leveraging HSO’s complementary industry expertise in manufacturing and retail/ecommerce to strengthen our customers offering.”

This latest acquisition positions HSO Canada as a leading Microsoft Cloud partner for medium, corporate and enterprise clients with operations in Canada. It amplifies HSO’s continued strategy to position the company as the Microsoft global partner for digital- and business- transformation services, leveraging the Microsoft Cloud platform.

Bill Gardner, Managing Director of HSO Canada, added: “We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey and the SHEA team to HSO. Their expertise and proven capability in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations and Unified Operations, strengthens our ability to implement and successfully deploy across Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform and the Microsoft Cloud.  We have enjoyed working with SHEA as a partner and we look forward to working together as a family.”

The acquisition of SHEA expands HSO’s presence in Canada and is the fourth such acquisition in North America since receiving significant investment from global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) in 2019.

Peter J. ter Maaten, Founder and CEO of HSO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey and the SHEA team to HSO. The combination of SHEA with our previous acquisition of CRM Dynamics in Canada (2021), brings together two proven Microsoft Dynamics 365 teams to deliver integrated solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365. Our vision is clear: to be the leading global provider of digital transformation services, that improve the business performance and results of our clients.”

Michael D’Alesio is VP, Customer Care at HSO ProServ | Michael has served in many roles during his tenure in the Microsoft Partner Channel for the past 25-years.  Michael currently is responsible for supporting, enabling and strategically leading the HSO ProServ Team responsible for HSO ProServ D365 installed based customers to accept, adopt the Microsoft platforms to ensure they attain business value and user adoption.

Gary Mills serves as Senior Vice President of Finance, Planning & Analysis for HSO | ProServ. Gary’s diverse industry background brings a unique perspective to the company, with more than 30 years in corporate finance, banking and commercial real estate.

In his role as CFO of HSO | ProServ, Brian Lounds leverages deep experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to drive excellence into the organization’s financial and practice management practices. Having worked with Dynamics solutions since 1998, he has a strong understanding of technology solutions and their application
to business initiatives.

Whit McIsaac is CEO of HSO | ProServ and brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem to drive the group’s overall business strategy. Whit was Co-founder and CEO of aec360 and legal360 prior to merging these practices into sa.global, where he served as CEO of the Americas prior to launching HSO | ProServ.

Andy Yeomans brings nearly 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics sales and marketing experience to lead the HSO | ProServ sales organization. Under Andy’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth and has consistently been recognized by Microsoft as a top performing partner, winning multiple Microsoft Inner Circle and Partner of the Year awards.

Jan Dahl Sorensen’s deep experience with Microsoft Dynamics gives him a unique foundation to guide the HSO | ProServ client success team. As part of the original development team under Damgaard Data, Jan has been working with the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions since 1995.

Joe Stuckey is EVP and Director of CRM Product Development for HSO | ProServ, leading the company’s CRM product development efforts across the legal, AEC, consulting, and accounting markets. Joe leverages the power of Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform technologies to design and develop purpose-built industry solutions.

Paramesh Rajan is VP, Technology at HSO | ProServ. Paramesh has served in many Microsoft Dynamics project and program management roles over the past 20 years, and currently drives the development of the organization’s vertical ERP and HR solutions and outsourced development services.

A highly respected Microsoft Dynamics veteran, Jen Wisemore serves as CAO for HSO | ProServ. Jen was instrumental in the launch of sa.global’s US subsidiary in 2007 and has served in a wide variety of roles within Microsoft Dynamics consultancies across sales, pre-sales, program management, and leadership capacities.

John Aschenbrener is Director of Delivery Services for HSO | ProServ. John brings over 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics project and program management, consulting, and architect experience to his current role where he is responsible for driving PMO standards, methodology, and overall project delivery.

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In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Sean Skiver brings nearly 25 years of broad Microsoft Dynamics experience to provide strategic leadership around product development and client delivery services across the organization’s solutions and industry segments.

Amy Spencer leads the team that is responsible for go-to-market strategies, messaging, and demand generation in the US.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The College of New Jersey and has 25+ years of experience in marketing management for technology and professional services companies.

As Vice President of Human Resources for HSO, Kristen Ramerini is responsible for initiatives including recruitment, onboarding, professional development/career progression, performance management, culture, and employee retention. Prior to her position with HSO, she worked in human resources and recruiting for Seviroli Foods on Long Island and CCN, Inc. in New York City. She holds an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and is PHR certified.

Darren Gooding is VP of Delivery for HSO | ProServ, leading the company’s CRM delivery across the legal, AEC, consulting, and accounting markets. Darren applies his 25 years of experience and HSO’s industry focused intellectual property to successfully deliver large-scale, global engagements that ensure customer success.