Kim_FreheI  love speaking and solving complex problems.  I have spent my career working closely with stakeholders and end users to develop solutions to support complex global business processes.   I am very passionate about Microsoft technologies and pride myself on solving problems with the end users’ perspectives in mind.

I started my career at Accenture, first as an Executive Assistant, then a Facilities Analyst who was a frustrated end user that had a lot of manual processes and no tools to support them.  I discovered I have a knack for understanding processes and helping users map them out.  I began developing Lotus Notes databases to help support internal business processes early in my career.  I became known for my thirst for knowledge and for helping others solve their issues.  I moved to a technical role to support global meeting and event tools for the organization.

When Accenture changed from Lotus Notes to Microsoft’s Team Services v1 in 2001, I quickly became an expert in how to do more with the tool than you could see on the surface.  My real love affair with SharePoint began in 2007 when Microsoft introduced SharePoint Designer Workflows.  I was able to develop a global Meeting & Event Management system to replace a vendor product that was not meeting their needs, using all out of the box, no-code solutions!  I also created solutions for several other internal teams, such as Facilities & Services, Global Travel, Archives & Records Management and Corporate Housing, to name a few.

I moved from supporting internal Accenture customers for 13 years to public-facing consulting at Rightpoint Consulting in 2011.  I instantly connected with my customers due to my deep understanding of end users and my ability to translate business needs into solutions.  Being at a smaller company allowed me to play many roles and explore my strengths and weaknesses.  I found that because of my unique perspective on end users and developers, I was fantastic at breaking stuff and found my other super power, testing, and excelled at being a Quality Assurance Lead.

I joined Avanade in August 2015 and love the challenges and opportunities of working with larger organizations.  Throughout my career, I have excelled in every role throughout the development lifecycle, including Solution Architect, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Information Architect, Migration Lead, Change Management Lead, No-Code Solution Developer, QA Lead, Tester and Trainer.