Kristian Rickard

Kristian Kimbro Rickard

Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft Corporation

ONE MICROSOFT WAY, Redmond, Washington, United States
HQ Phone:
(425) 882-8080

General Information


Chief Executive Officer - Doyenne360 LLC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - MAX451 Inc

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Guest writer Kristian Kimbro Rickard, Founder & CEO of Microsoft Silver Competency Cloud Partner MAX451, contributed to this post describing her experience working with Microsoft and Hortonworks to implement an end-to-end business analytics solution for retailer Pier 1 Imports.

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As founder & CEO, Kristian Kimbro Rickard is responsible for establishing the vision and strategic direction of MAX451.
Prior to founding MAX451, Kristian spent five years at Microsoft Corporation, where she served in a variety of leadership roles for the SharePoint Product Management group. Among her key roles, she served as SharePoint Business Manager, where she provided the strategy for driving enterprise-wide user adoption of Microsoft productivity products, such as SharePoint and Office 365. It was her belief in that strategy, combined with her experience and passion for organizational change management, that spurred Kristian to start MAX451 and create their proprietary 5-step organizational change management action plan. With a deliberate intent to disrupt the traditional professional services business model, Kristian set out to build an alliance of stellar software and services companies, despite the fact that these companies would typically be considered competitors: the alliance is called The Partner Vanguard. Kristian and the carefully-selected initial members of the Vanguard continue to enhance Cloud9MAX, the business-transformation platform specifically designed to foster social, agile organizations. Kristian has teamed with a select group of visionary CIOs and other contributing professionals to author a book based on VALEX with the working title of Change Agents: The 5-Step Change Management Action Plan to Achieve Adoption of Change and Create a Winning Social, Agile Organization. Contact to be notified when pre-sales, and related whitepapers/excerpts, are available. Kristian and her team of Change Agents at MAX451 believe, and help leaders understand, that people follow leaders and adopt change not because they understand what the change is and how to remain productive after the change - but because they've embraced the leader's vision of why the change is necessary. Kristian's vision includes building an alliance of innovators, change agents, and fellow visionary leaders who are ready to intentionally disrupt the status quo to do things differently, to do things better, and to create social, agile organizations that will endure the speed of change and thrive when faced with evolving market demands and competition. Follow Kristian: @KKRSeattle

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MediaPlatform Powers Enterprise Webcasting on Facebook and SharePoint | MediaPlatform | Best in Class Webcasting and Enterprise YouTube

"As a majority of businesses in the world standardize their intranets and collaboration toolset on SharePoint, the need for integration of high-quality video is an absolute imperative," said Kristian Kimbro Rickard, a former Microsoft executive and CEO of Max451, a consultancy that performs SharePoint Vision Labs with global enterprises.

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