Raymond O'Hare was appointed as Regional Director for Microsoft in Scotland in November 2006, his previous post was Regional Manager for Scotland. O'Hare joined Microsoft in 1997 and under his leadership, the UK retail banking and Scotland Services organisations have grown into a 12million + business.
O'Hare was responsible for establishing Microsoft's SME community in Scotland and working with enterprise customers and partners to develop solutions based on Microsoft technologies that allow them to realise their business potential.
Partners remain a key focus for O'Hare and he will continue to develop the local partner network to service the requirements of all Scottish businesses. O'Hare has very strong existing relationships with the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Federation of Small Businesses, Institure of Chartered Accountants of Scotland ICAS, Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.
As O'Hare explained. "We have had a very positive year in Scotland. My new role will allow me to build on the relationships I have developed with key influencers, partners and customers and expand this work to cover all our Scottish business. I am very pleased with what we have achieved and am looking forward to establishing a strong Microsoft presence in Scotland."
Prior to joining Microsoft O'Hare worked for Royal Bank of Scotland and built a number of businesses from their early stages, including a financial services sales division for ICL in Dublin and a substantial multi-vendor services business for Digital in Scotland.