Technical Director of Professional Services
Rick is BA Insight’s Technical Director of Professional Services, responsible for the design and successful implementation of its search-driven technology. With over 20+ years’ experience, Rick has become a seasoned veteran with deep expertise in information technology, SharePoint, and software engineering. His technical expertise combined with his superior project management skills, help to ensure the success of customers both domestic and international.
Director of Systems Engineering
Mike Gregory is Director of Systems Engineering at BA Insight where he is responsible for working with the sales team on pre-sales initiatives and product implementations. During his 25+ years’ experience in Enterprise Software he has advised hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and federal agencies with support in Enterprise Search, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Learning, Content Management, CRM, Call Center Management and Human Resources.
Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Fried is focused on strategic applications of search technology. He came to BA Insight from Microsoft where he served as technical product manager for all Microsoft enterprise search products. Jeff was also VP of Advanced Solutions at FAST Search and Transfer, where he scoped out high end search solutions, rolling them into delivery and into future product features.
Jeff is a frequent speaker at numerous industry events, including the US and European SharePoint Conferences. He also holds 15 patents, has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has led the creation of pioneering offerings in next generation search engines, networks, and contact centers. He is a co-author of several books, two recent ones being: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development and Professional Microsoft Search.
Managing Consultant, Search Explained
Agnes Molnar is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP and serves as Founder and Managing Consultant for Search Explained. With a strong focus on Enterprise Search and Knowledge Management, she has been working with SharePoint technologies since 2001, and has architected dozens of SharePoint and FAST implementations for commercial and government organizations throughout Europe and the Americas. A co-author and contributor to several SharePoint books, including Real World SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Unleashed, Agnes is a regular speaker at technical conferences and symposiums around the world. On her blog (www.Aghy.hu), Agnes regularly writes on the topics of enterprise search best practices, and SharePoint & FAST technologies.
Former Senior Marketing Manager
Jillian Derby recently worked as Senior Marketing Manager at BA Insight responsible for the development and execution of various marketing programs and initatives. With a decade of experience, she has a passion for content marketing, event management, and social media marketing. Prior to her role at BA Insight she held positions at Rising Media, Inc., SoundBite Communications and IDG World Expo. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Worcester State University.
Research Director for IDC's Search, Content Analytics and Discovery at IDC
Dave Schubmehl is Research Director for IDC's Search, Content Analytics and Discovery research. His research covers information access technologies including content analytics, search systems, unstructured information representation, unified access to structured and unstructured information, Big Data, visualization, and rich media search. This research analyzes the trends and dynamics of the content analytics, search and discovery software markets and the costs, benefits and workflow impacts of solutions that use these technologies. Mr. Schubmehl has over 25 years of experience working in the fields of enterprise search, information access and content analytics delivering products and services.
Director of Product Development
Tony Malandain is BA Insight’s Director of Product Development and one of the original co-founders of the company. Tony architected and built the first version of the product which gained significant momentum on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). In his current role he is responsible for driving the definition and design of our existing products. With over 15 year’s experience in the industry he has a passion for architecting software and building software development teams.
Joel is a frequent keynote speaker at numerous SharePoint events around the world. He is a popular blogger and the founder of SPYam, a SharePoint and Yammer community with over 6,000 members. Joel loves to travel and build communities. He has launched over 30 SharePoint communities and has visited over 120 countries in his quest to visit every country in the world.
Technical Account Executive
Jason McCullagh works as a Technical Account Executive at BA Insight. He has over 10 years of experience working as a SharePoint consultant and as an Intranet Manager. Jason started out with SharePoint 2003 and has worked with all versions up to the latest on premises SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Jason has a passion for all things SharePoint with a particular focus on the end user and business perspective, often acting as the conduit between the business and IT. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from all over the world, to help them realise the power and benefits that SharePoint can bring to a company.
Chief Marketing Officer
Debbie is an accomplished marketing leader with over 20 years of results-driven marketing experience responsible for driving BA Insight’s marketing strategy and execution. Most recently, Debbie served as Vice President of Marketing for SoundBite Communications, where she successfully positioned the company for an IPO and facilitated growth strategies that led to a $100M acquisition by Genesys. Prior to SoundBite, Debbie led all marketing efforts at Pedestal Software, which was acquired by Altiris for $65M. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a marketing concentration and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Bentley University.
Chief Customer Officer
Sean Coleman joined BA Insight as Senior Director of Services and Support in 2014. As a seasoned leader in the software industry, Sean has a great deal of experience ensuring operational and technical success. He has held leadership positions in IT, software engineering, customer support, and professional services. Sean specifically enjoys creating results-driven teams that solve complex business issues through innovative software and services. Prior to joining BA Insight, Sean served as Director of Worldwide Project Management at IBM/Kenexa. Prior to that, he served as Director of Worldwide Customer Support at OutStart, which was acquired by Kenexa. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management information systems from East Carolina University, and a Master of Science degree in management and strategic leadership from New England College.
Former Search Strategist
Rem was part of the BA Insight team from 2012 to 2015 as an Enterprise Search Expert helping the sales team and our clients envision and plan critical search initiatives. He was Director of Search Architecture and was engaged with the sales team on a variety of search initiatives that include pre-sales consulting engagements, customer implementations, and support of our search partners.
Rem has more than a decade of experience in the enterprise search space and has led and managed teams responsible for enterprise search implementations at major companies. Prior to joining BA Insight, he worked at one of Microsoft’s top national consulting partners, PointBridge (acquired by Perficient). He was a Search Solutions Architect and the in-house expert on Microsoft Search technologies including FAST ESP and FAST Search for SharePoint.