Having a Summit Legend on the team not only adds value to sa.global in terms of knowledge and thought leadership, but also elevates our expertise in the Microsoft domain.

Chicago, IL – November 7, 2022: sa.global is delighted to announce that Shawn Dorward, our VP of Service Delivery, was recognized as a Summit Legend at the recent Community Summit North America event held in Orlando, Florida. Every year, Dynamic Communities identifies passionate community leaders who have been integral to building a people-first culture, helping users decrease complexities and drive business efficiencies, as Summit Legends.

Talking about his journey, Shawn stated, “I started as an end-user 12-years ago at my very first Dynamics conference, with the objective of gaining knowledge. I am humbled and appreciative of the Summit Legend recognition as it is immensely rewarding to give back to this community.”

With the rapid pace of growth and adoption of Dynamics products, Shawn finds there is a lot to keep learning from both the platform as well as from feedback from clients. “But sharing what you know must come first. I know that by sharing my knowledge, I am helping make a difference in people’s day-to-day lives, making it a bit easier with a life hack, and maybe making a difference to their careers,” he adds.

Speaking about this achievement, Matt Calderwood, Chief Revenue Officer, Americas-Sales, sa.global said, “We are proud of Shawn’s prestigious recognition. Summit is the largest education and networking event for Microsoft users and partners in North America, and to be nominated by clients and your peers speaks volumes about how Shawn is enriching the larger Dynamics community through his continuous advocacy. Each year, less than 10 people are selected as Community Summit Legends. Shawn works tirelessly to make the community a better place, and we are appreciative of all the value he adds. It truly embodies the sa.global culture of continuous learning that we strive to create for young consultants, wherein they can seek knowledge and more importantly, inspiration from leaders who are focused on applying technology to deliver value to clients.” 

In addition to his participation at Microsoft community events, Shawn is an active member of the Business Central User Group (BCUG), GP User Group (GPUG), and Dynamic User Group (DUG), where he regularly contributes to help other users gain fresh insights about the solutions. He is also a five-time Microsoft MVP award recipient, a GP User Group All-Star, and blogs extensively about Microsoft solutions on Life Hacks 365.

About sa.global

sa.global empowers project-based organizations to achieve more by simplifying the complexities of businesses powered by profitable projects. It is our sole focus. Our solutions and services are 100% based on Microsoft business applications and the Microsoft cloud. We leverage these to drive profitability and realization through collaboration, connected experiences, and real-time business insights.

With 32 years of real-world experience, we are an 11-time winner of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award and have been a part of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle for 10 years. Our global organization has a 1000-member team across 25 countries offering industry-specific solutions to project-based businesses. With over 800,000 users in 80 countries around the world relying on sa.global’s industry-focused expertise to power project success, we are the go-to Partner for project-based businesses across the globe. For more information, visit www.saglobal.com.