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Two New PSSPs in Manila
Sep 09, 2013

Congratulations to our Microsoft Gurus in Manila!

RaminS.jpgThe Manila office has reason to smile with two new Partner Sales Solutions Professionals (PSSP) on their talented team. Technical Engineer, Ramin Moghareh, has been accepted into the program for Core Infrastructure. And former Auckland Animal, Michael Frank, has made an immediate impact on his secondment to the Manila office, with his acceptance into the program also, for Cloud.

The PSSP program has formerly been known as the V-TSP (Virtual Technology Solution Professional) initiative and is designed to allow Microsoft partners to participate in, and lead, pre-sales initiatives relating to Microsoft Technologies across four key areas: Core Infrastructure, Business Productivity, Application Platform and Cloud.

PSSPs are also accepted into the program because they have demonstrated the ability to provide thought leadership to Microsoft customers and partners in their geography, as well as participate actively in the PSSP Community to share their expertise.  For Provoke, this is another example of the wealth of talent at the Zoo and the commitment from our Animals to be the best in their industry and areas of expertise.

Of his PSSP, Ramin says "Being part of the PSSP program means I take on the responsibility of empowering customers to help them meet their Core Infrastructure needs. This is an exciting challenge and one I know is not bestowed upon many, so I am very excited to be included in such an elite program."

MichaelF.jpgAnd Office 365 and Azure guru, Michael Frank is just as stoked, "Being a VTSP for Office 365 in New Zealand was great and offered me many opportunities to step up and shine. Becoming PSSP is awesome as after my move to Manila it's nice that my understanding of not just Office 365, but of all key MS cloud technologies is recognized by Microsoft Philippines. My new role as PSSP offers me an awesome opportunity to engage with local customers and Community members and is the perfect way to kick start building great relationships within the Philippines and Asia market."

Paul Harris, South East Asia GM, is notably proud to have these two on his team, "I'm delighted that both Ramin and Michael have been selected to be part of the program. They are both very committed, hard-working individuals with extreme amounts of talent. They are great ambassadors for Provoke Manila and will serve Microsoft stakeholders well. Being part of the PSSP program also means that as a company we are at the forefront of the latest Microsoft solution platforms, which are then passed on directly to our customers. Kick ass!"