Episode 18: Consultant Maven Matthew McDermott

Episode 19 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Matthew McDermott. Matthew is the Office 365 technical guy on the marketing team for Spanning Cloud Apps. A 13-time Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP, he spends his professional time working to build best of breed solutions for Office 365 and Azure. Matthew is a speaker, content author, blogger, and specialist in SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure technologies. An accomplished photographer, cook, and bartender in his spare time, Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dog will allow. 

Matthew and Heather caught up in their home offices over the airwaves.  

Listen in as Heather talks with Matthew about: 

What it means to be and what is a Microsoft MVP 

What it means to be a consultant in technology 

Living in Austin, traveling and connecting with people all over the world 

Follow Matthew McDermott at: 

Twitter | Instagram 

Spanning Cloud

Mavens Do It Better original theme music composed by Jesse Case with voice over by Julia Francis.

Matthew and his girl Ruby

Matthew and his girl Ruby

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.