Member since July 01, 2016
Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels) is Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and CTO of Rapid Circle, one of the larger Microsoft Cloud implementation partners in the Netherlands. Maarten is an experienced Microsoft 365 and Security specialist and already since version 2003 he is involved in implementing SharePoint and (later) Microsoft 365. As an entrepreneur himself, Maarten is mentoring start-ups and helping founders and leaders break through glass ceilings for growing their business and helping avoid certain pitfalls. Also, Maarten is a regular speaker on both national and international events, like conferences, community events and user group meetings. I am an experienced all-round Office 365 specialist who likes a challenge and who is perfectly capable of translating the business needs of the customer into technical solutions. I have extended experience in the setup and implementation of Office 365 environments and SharePoint portals. Already since version 2003 I am involved in implementing SharePoint in areas like web content management, document management, knowledge management, business process support, business intelligence and search. I am a regular speaker on both national and international events, like conferences, SharePoint Saturdays, and user group meetings. In September 2015 I started a video blog series called Maarten’s Cloud Journaal, specifically targeted at Dutch speaking Office 365 users. In 2016 I was presented with the Microsoft MVP Award for Office Servers and Services. In 2018 I became member of the Microsoft Regional Director program.