Our People: Our expertise is only surpassed by our passion to deliver results for our clients.

Every business says its people make the difference, but few firms take people as seriously as RBA. We attract high-caliber professionals because our culture is entrepreneurial, future-focused, collaborative, and professionally and personally enriching.

In turn, we encourage thought leadership, the highest levels of technical achievement, and innovative thinking combined with demonstrated business acumen, industry knowledge, and a focus on delivering business-driven client results. We are not there to simply fill a seat for a client. Rather, we are passionate about finding the right solution for our clients that will solve their business and technology challenges.

Featured Employees

Phil Wicklund

Phil Wicklund

Phil Wicklund, a Portals and Collaboration Consultant at RBA, started working with SharePoint in 2003 and has since architected and administered dozens of enterprise SharePoint environments. He has worked as a SharePoint development instructor and is a frequent blogger, speaker and author around SharePoint products and technologies. He wrote SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, published by Manning Publications, which discusses out-of-box workflows and how to build custom workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010, Office Visio 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. He also wrote Deploying Cloud-based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions, published by Microsoft Press, which details deploying SharePoint to the public cloud, as well as building your own private cloud.

Contact:

phillip.wicklund@rbaconsulting.com

Blog:

www.philwicklund.com

Chris Knopf

Chris Knopf

With over 8 years of development experience, Chris joined Ratchet in August of 2006.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science and Graphic Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  He is an excellent team player, with an expansive understanding of .NET.  His interests are in learning new technologies and applications, as well as sharing his knowledge and experience with his fellow team members.  When not working Chris enjoys spending time beating all of us in any video game, mastering yo-yo tricks,  and spending time with family and friends.

Contact:

chris.knopf@rbaleverage.com

Eric Hanes

Eric Hanes

Eric Hanes is a Portals and Collaboration Consultant and the lead Information Architect with RBA in Dallas. Eric has over 10 years of IT experience and has helped many Fortune 500 companies leverage SharePoint technologies. He works with business and technical leaders to determine strategies for social technologies, governance, business process redesign and user experience design for SharePoint solutions. In addition, Eric was selected as a Virtual Technology Specialist for Microsoft, covering SharePoint and Office technologies, and has worked on competitive strategy for the Microsoft SharePoint Product Management Group, Business Marketing Organization and IW Compete teams in Redmond.

Contact:

eric.hanes@rbaconsulting.com

Blog:

Words of Mass Destruction
www.wordsofmassdestruction.com

Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan

Steve Buchanan is an infrastructure consultant at RBA in Minneapolis. He has 12 years of experience in information technology around systems management with a focus on the System Center product suite. Steve authored System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2010 and is contributing author of the upcoming SCDPM 2012 book as well as a technical reviewer on the System Center Service Manager 2012 Cookbook. Steve is a Microsoft System Center MVP and holds the following certifications: Linux +, MCP, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP: Server Administrator.

Contact:

steve.buchanan@rbaconsulting.com

Blog:

www.buchatech.com