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Daniel Jefferies, Newmind Group
Daniel was fortunate to find his passion and aptitude for technology early in life and founded Newmind Group in 2003 as a traditional “break/fix” technology services firm. In 2007, Daniel led Newmind to refocus itself and adopt a more proactive managed service provider model with a focus on emerging cloud computing technologies. In late 2008, Google began to notice Newmind’s activity in the cloud computing space and invited Newmind to join a pilot of Google’s partnership program which would later become the Google Apps Authorized Reseller program. Newmind was named Google’s first authorized reseller in the state of Michigan and one of the first of several resellers named world wide. Daniel’s skill and tenacity has lead to several industry awards including TC50 List of 50 Top Could Computing Consulting Firms Worldwide (2010), MSPMentor 250 List of Top 250 Managed Technology Services Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Mentors (2010), and an appointment to the State of Michigan 21st Century IT Advisory Council (2011). Daniel has also been invited to contribute directly to Google at both its exclusive annual conference, Google I/O, and as a consultant to Google’s certification programs.
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Hosted By John Mueller, Kalamazoo Chapter Director
John Mueller is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo where he teaches entrepreneurship. Prior to working on his PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville, he started and ran several businesses in the software industry, including GolfSolutions.com. His work experiences have allowed him to live and work in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He enjoys being involved with exciting businesses in the startup community.
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