Steve has a Chat with Hayden Stafford

In this episode of “Steve has a Chat“, I tried to sneak up on Hayden Stafford, but he sniffed me out immediately once he answered the phone. He caught me, but he didn’t hang up!

Hayden is the Corporate Vice President for WW Business Applications Sales, basically “the” top sales guy. His excitement about what has, and will be happening in the business applications space for Microsoft was palpable. He will be at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, and is hard to miss at 6′-5″ with red hair!

We chatted about a wide range of topics, including how the Business Applications group is viewed inside of Microsoft today, (hint: Satya is a huge fan). We also talked about how customers, partners and Microsoft’s own sales organization is looking at everything through a completely different lens than just 2 years ago. Also a shout out to my friends at Barhead. Enjoy!

People Referenced in the episode:

Satya Nadella
James Phillips
Alysa Taylor
Gavriella Schuster

Steve Mordue MVP

Steve Mordue, a Microsoft Business Applications MVP, is the CEO of Forceworks, a 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year. Steve started his business applications consulting career in 2001, originally supporting as a Certified Consultant. Steve transitioned his consulting practice to Dynamics CRM, (now Dynamics 365) in 2011. Steve has been engaged in hundreds of deployments over the course of his career. As one of the leading Microsoft Business Application Consultants, recognized by Microsoft as an expert, Steve has provided training, on behalf of Microsoft, to other Microsoft Partners globally on how to launch and build successful practices. Steve is a member of the Worldwide Dynamics Partner Advisory Council, and is a frequent presenter and panelist at global Microsoft events. The opinions shared in this blog are Steve's alone. If you are looking for Microsoft confidential information, you will not find any here.

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