Our Key Staff

Here at AspiraCloud we have seen all sorts of technology over the years. We are a cloud first company but our background allows us to help you find the best fit for your requirements. Below you can read an introduction to the key team members.

Adrian Edgar – Sales, Marketing and Customer Services

Adrian joined AspiraCloud in 2012 after serving as a teacher for twenty years.  As an Educator, Technology Evangelist and Senior School leader he has always demonstrated a passion for using IT but also understanding how it can affect the working life of other users.  In his last post, he was responsible for the strategic development of ICT across a 3-18 boarding school as part of the Senior Management Team, and was instrumental in successfully transforming the school’s approach to IT.

Adrian has a wide range of experiences delivering high quality IT projects in all sorts of highly regulated businesses using SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.  He has spoken regularly on behalf of Microsoft at events for both Education and the Law industry on topics such as “Adopting a Strong Cloud First Approach to IT”, or “Trusting the Cloud”, always focusing on helping customers obtain the best value from their investment whilst ensuring a sensible, secure and strategic plan for change.

Adrian is an enthusiastic advocate for Microsoft Cloud technology and committed to helping customers achieve all that is possible to improve their business.

Away from the office Adrian is a keen Wasps Rugby supporter and proud season ticket holder.  He enjoys baking for friends and a good tramp in the woods with his trusted companion, Ella the Lab.

Chris McKinley – Operations and Customer Services

Chris is a founding member of AspiraCloud and has worked within the IT industry since leaving university in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He first started with specialising in SQL and Reporting Services but quickly moved onto working with SharePoint as an architect, administrator and developer. This naturally progressed into the cloud space with an expanding skill set covering may aspects of Office 365, Azure and associated technologies.

Chris’ current role within AspiraCloud sees him managing and delivering projects as well as actively engaging with customers to upskill them though workshops and training along with providing ongoing support.  Chris is also a trainer for Learning Tree International and highly regarded by all course attendees.

Outside of work Chris enjoys completing DIY projects, spending time with his wife and he also runs a local youth group.

 

 

Darren White – Technical Support

Darren heads up our response team for support requests and application development.  Over the years he has developed and introduced a wide range of On Premises SharePoint applications to the market place.  He has spent time recently making many of these available through SharePoint online through Office 365 and continues to support and update these products .  Darren is our “go to guy” for all questions around federated services, networking, PowerShell scripts and SSL certificates.

His wide range of skills as an IT techie are also complemented by his genuine interest in problem solving for our customers.