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QBS Group Taps Former Microsoft Dynamics Exec as Chief Commercial Officer

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW
August 31 2016
Michael Hartmann

Netherlands-based QBS Group has appointed Michael Hartmann as its chief commercial officer effective October 1.

QBS Group is an SMB Distributor for Microsoft Dynamics that currently supports more than 350 partners in 15 countries. QBS supports partners - resellers and ISVs - with services aimed at increasing sales, reducing costs and improving profitability.

Hartmann has had extensive experience in the ICT (information and communications technology) sector and has had several leading management positions at Microsoft over he past 21 years, according to officials.

Before joining QBS, Hartmann was Microsoft's worldwide lead for Dynamics SMB partners. In this role, his objective was to double the channel sales capacity for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in the SMB market, activate the commercial distribution and indirect CSP (cloud solution provider) channel for business applications and build the Dynamics SMB teams, officials stated.

"Michael's primary responsibilities as chief commercial officer will be to further grow both our QBS activities into new countries and additional workloads in existing and new countries (our SMB distributor role) and our OneBizz activities (finding more resellers in existing and new countries)," said QBS co-founder Guus Krabbenborg in a statement.

In the coming years, QBS expects continued growth, both in the number of partners and number of countries, and in its services portfolio-Dynamics CRM, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 in addition to Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP, according to Krabbenborg.

"Michael's experience and background will be of great value for QBS [in those areas]," he stated.

In February 2015, QBS Group ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.