VOSS Hires Pat Richard to Further Strengthen VOSS’ Microsoft Business Unit

VOSS Solutions announced the hiring of Pat Richard, to the role of Principal Skype for Business Architect, based in the U.S.

Pat Richard is well known as a thought leader in the Unified Communications space. With more than two decades of experience with Microsoft technology, Pat is a leading authority in Skype for Business, PowerShell, and Microsoft Exchange related projects including migration, upgrades, design, and automation.

Pat was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status in 2016 and has received 11 MVP awards to date. He brings to the role a deep understanding of Microsoft UC, and a wealth of field experience.

Prior to VOSS, Pat spent eight years as a Principal Professional Services Consultant at Innervation, carrying out migration projects and implementing complex messaging infrastructures. Pat is also an accomplished author, having most recently written "Skype for Business Unleashed," as well as contributing to "Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2010" and "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference."

Mike Frayne, CEO at VOSS, commented; "VOSS took the decision to create a dedicated Microsoft business unit in 2016, hiring Christopher Martini to build and lead the team. Since then, Christopher has recruited some highly-experienced Microsoft evangelists to drive this important part of our business. We are delighted to welcome Pat to the team, and are sure he will add incredible value to our Microsoft offering."

Christopher Martini, Vice President at VOSS, added; "Everyone knows Pat Richard, but more importantly, he is incredibly well respected in the UC arena. His deep expertise and passion for these solutions is going to deliver massive benefits to VOSS customers. I am absolutely thrilled that Pat is now part of the VOSS team and I look forward to the tremendous value he will bring to our efforts around the Microsoft opportunity."