Patrick Hynds is a Microsoft Regional Director, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCP+Site Builder and MCT, and the Chief Technology Officer for CriticalSites. Named by Microsoft as the Regional Director for Boston, he has been recognized as a leader in the technology field. He is one of the few certified trainers in New England for Site Server. An expert on Microsoft technology and experienced with other technologies as well (Websphere, Sybase, Perl, Java, Unix, Netware, C++, etc.), Patrick previously taught freelance software development and Network Architecture. He has been a successful contractor who enjoyed mastering difficult troubleshooting assignments. A graduate of West Point and a Gulf War veteran, Patrick brings an uncommon level of dedication to his leadership role at CriticalSites. He has experience in addressing business challenges with blended IT solutions involving leading-edge database, web and hardware systems. In spite of the demands of his management role at CriticalSites, Patrick stays technical and in the trenches acting as Project Manager and/or developer/engineer on selected projects throughout the year.