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Meet Our Team

People Who Know Dynamics 365

Our team has a fanatical focus on Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Business Applications. Offering service, support, education and add-ons – and brought together by our Guiding Principles, we are proud to have the best Dynamics 365 consulting firm in the world.

Satish Chandrasekaran


Satish has been with HCL since 2010 and now leads PowerObjects’ global operations. Within HCL, he has been instrumental in setting up the Application Development Center of Excellence, which focuses on bringing software product development rigor to all application development projects. Other roles within HCL include running global delivery of Consumer Services verticals – Retail, CPG, Telecom, Media, Entertainment and Publishing – as well as running all Enterprise Systems Integration programs for North America.

Satish brings with him more than 30 years of experience globally in the Information Technology industry. He has prior experience in handling all aspects of Global Operations, including Application and Solutions Development, Service Delivery, Change Management, Offshore Product Development, Captive Center scale-up and Business Development.

Satish’s professional experience includes executive leadership roles at Target and Microsoft. He earned his integrated Master’s in Computer Science at BITS, Pilani, India and his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

Steve Thompson
Vice President of Global Sales

Steve guides PowerObjects’ global sales operations, a daunting task given our rapid growth and far-reaching expansion. Rest assured, he’s up to the challenge – after all, he knows Microsoft Dynamics inside and out, having worked with it since before the launch of version 1.0.

Steve leads a team of experienced professionals who focus on selling the right solution, building successful partnerships with customers and most importantly, truly understanding and adding value to every customer’s operation. His teams consistently receive top customer satisfaction scores and produce significant yearly growth.

Talk to him for just one minute and it will be clear that Steve’s true passion is helping customers realise the benefits of investing in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Clearly, he’s got the right job.

Biplab Mandal
Vice President of Global Solution Delivery

Biplab handles oversight of the PowerObjects consulting team, grooms and coaches team members and manages every aspect of the project delivery process. Having led many global implementations and upgrades across the globe ranging from 10 to 10,000+ users, he is uniquely suited to lead Solution Delivery.

A self-motivated CRM veteran, Biplab offers a level of wisdom gained only by working on every version of Microsoft Dynamics since inception. He draws on that experience and knowledge every day in overseeing dozens of projects and deliverables – without ever compromising on quality.

Driven by a passion for helping organisations grow strategically by leveraging Dynamics 365, Biplab thrives under pressure. His laser focus on building high-performance, cross-functional, cross-geo teams is instrumental in growing our delivery team worldwide.

Jo Ann Buckholz
Director of Administration and Enterprise Performance

Jo Ann oversees administration, accounting and human resources at PowerObjects.  A certified public accountant serving a vital role in our financial and accounting operations, her expertise stems from more than two decades of accounting and financial management experience working for technology and professional services organisations.

Jo Ann honed her finance and accounting skills at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, before taking on the role of Director of Finance and Administration for a multinational communications software company. For the next several years, she worked as an independent consultant serving small to mid-sized organisations. Leading all back-office components of PowerObjects during a decade-plus (and ongoing) period of rapid growth is incredibly challenging, but with her breadth of experience and knowledge, Jo Ann continues to make it look easy.

Alex Fagundes
Director & Chief Architect

With tremendous knowledge and mad skills in application and infrastructure architecture and design, Alex’s roles include providing day-to-day technical direction and leadership for our development, cloud infrastructure and support teams, as well as ensuring cybersecurity for PowerObjects.

Alex was programming on a Commodore 64 as a 10-year-old, so you could say he got his start early in architectural design. He eventually got paid for his efforts, spending 10 years in IT management and leadership positions at a Fortune 500 company.

Thanks to his exceptional technical contributions to the Dynamics 365 community, Alex carried the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) designation – awarded to just a handful of experts worldwide – for five years. Obviously, he’s right at home in a company focused 100% on Microsoft Business Applications.

Debra Enloe
Global Director of Education

Deb leads our global education programmes, including Change Management, Learning Consulting and Dynamics 365 University. Twenty years ago, she endured her own ERP implementation as an end user; as a result, she developed a genuine passion around both strategically planning for the significant change organisations will be facing and providing the education and training users will need to succeed. From the perspective of PowerObjects clients, you could say Deb and her team are the embodiment of our Education Pillar.

With nearly 30 years of business experience across many industries and verticals, Deb’s formal education is steeped in adult learning and education technology. She brings to every project a natural desire to understand the processes needed to support end users, as well as the performance metrics that Leadership requires to drive business decisions.

Gorthi Surya Prakasa Sastry
Associate Vice President

Excelling at program and portfolio management, Sastry also has a gift for building high-performance teams through dedication, commitment and innovation. This is a particularly relevant skill, as he has full responsibility at PowerObjects for the global overlay of offshore capability supporting all GEOs.

As the Business Unit Head of Operations and Delivery in India, Sastry’s other responsibilities include defining the strategy for – and ensuring the growth of – PowerObjects in India. In this capacity, he impresses colleagues and business partners alike with his cool, methodical and practical approach to problem solving, as well as his people management and mentoring skills, which enable him to effectively resolve conflicts and prepare leaders for next-level opportunities through coaching and mentorship.

Sastry joined PowerObjects in 2016 after a 20-year career spanning four continents that was devoted exclusively to Microsoft technologies. His post-graduation work in Engineering was completed at India’s top-rated institute for higher learning, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.

Stephanie Beaty
Director of Talent Management

Stephanie leads a team focused inwardly on the employees of PowerObjects. First, they find and entice talented people around the world to join our rapidly growing team. Once joined, her team is also responsible for grounding those talented individuals in the PowerObjects ways of working, as well as nurturing them through continuous learning, to ensure PowerObjects remains an award-winning global Microsoft business partner.

Stephanie’s true passion is creating the very best Dynamics 365 consultants in the world. Drawing from her own extensive consulting experience, Stephanie shapes and guides PowerObjects’ training program to ensure technical and consulting best practices are consistently employed in pursuit of her number one business objective: preparing best-in-world talent for real world business challenges across the globe.

Sarah Merten

Director of Global Marketing

Sarah leads our talented global Marketing team, providing direction to ensure marketing strategies are aligned with PowerObjects’ organizational goals to help drive business opportunity. With consistent product advancements, ongoing geo expansions, and evolving internal business goals, maintaining alignment can be a balancing act. Fortunately, Sarah and the team are always up to the challenge, adhering to the mantra “no boring days!”

When Sarah joined PowerObjects in 2013, she was tasked with creating a world-class customer engagement program and driving a new approach to customer relationships. She accomplished these goals by fostering a global network of contacts who are willing to share their stories. Over the years, the program and the team facilitating it have evolved into a global footprint that supports the broader organization and promotes a true long-term commitment to our customers.

Sarah has devoted the entirety of her young career to the field of technology. She loves staying connected with the latest solutions that can help businesses and people achieve more – and then sharing her vision through marketing engagements.

Our team is 100% focused on CRM for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and has the experience, knowledge and talent to take your solution to the next level. See the results you envision by working with the leading partner in the industry – contact us today!