The Team

Here at AspiraCloud we have seen all sorts of technology over the years. We are a cloud first company but our background allows us to help you find the best fit for your requirements.

Meet the Senior Team

Adrian Edgar – Director

Adrian joined AspiraCloud in 2012 after serving as a teacher for twenty years and nearly ten years at Jaguar Cars. As an Educator, Technology Evangelist and Senior School leader he has always demonstrated a passion for using IT but also understanding how it can affect the working life of other users. In his last post, he was responsible for the strategic development of ICT across a 3-18 boarding school as part of the Senior Management Team, and was instrumental in successfully transforming the school’s approach to IT.

Adrian has a wide range of experiences delivering high quality IT projects in all sorts of highly regulated businesses using SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. He has spoken regularly on behalf of Microsoft at events for both Education and the Law industry on topics such as “Adopting a Strong Cloud First Approach to IT”, or “Trusting the Cloud”, always focusing on helping customers obtain the best value from their investment whilst ensuring a sensible, secure and strategic plan for change.  Adrian is an enthusiastic advocate for Microsoft Cloud technology and committed to helping customers achieve all that is possible to improve their business through digital transformation.

Away from the office Adrian is a keen Wasps Rugby supporter and proud season ticket holder. He enjoys baking for friends, amateur dramatics and a good tramp in the woods with his trusted companion, Ella the Lab.

Chris McKinley – Operations Director

Chris is a founding member of AspiraCloud and has worked within the IT industry since leaving university in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He first started with specialising in SQL and Reporting Services but quickly moved onto working with SharePoint as an architect, administrator and developer. This naturally progressed into the cloud space with an expanding skill set covering may aspects of Office 365, Azure and associated technologies.

Chris’ current role within AspiraCloud sees him managing and delivering projects as well as actively engaging with customers to upskill them though workshops and training along with providing ongoing support.

Outside of work Chris enjoys completing DIY projects, spending time with his wife and he also runs a local youth group.

 

 

 

Darren White – Lead Developer

As a keen web developer, Darren has worked with a variety of technologies including; php, asp, CSS, .NET and java. Over recent years, he has transferred these skills into creating a large number of web parts and solutions for SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013. He is currently working on making these parts available for SharePoint Online through Office 365. Darren is also our resident Microsoft Federation and Forefront expert. He work covers a wide range of applications, many with data integration of external sources into SharePoint.