Gary Lapointe is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc. and is currently based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Before joining Aptillon and the world of consulting, Gary was an Assistant Vice President at a large student loan company. While there he not only grew and managed a large e-Business group but was also hands-on with the technology and developed numerous applications and processes which facilitated tens of millions in revenue. While there, one of the products Gary spent a lot of time with was SharePoint.
Upon leaving the student loan company, Gary focused his career on helping companies deploy and implement SharePoint to improve business processes and streamline day-to-day activities. A developer by trade, Gary was primarily focused on customizing SharePoint and developing mission-critical applications that leveraged SharePoint in one form or another. He also handled IT-centric operations – to the point where he developed several open-source PowerShell solutions as well as a custom deployment application, all aimed at streamlining the deployment, configuration, and analyses of SharePoint. Gary’s efforts within the SharePoint community resulted in him being awarded Microsoft’s MVP award for eight straight years. As his expertise evolved along with the product, Gary pivoted to working with Office 365 and SharePoint Online, where he did numerous migrations and created customizations using the modern web technologies available in that space.
The shift to using modern web technologies with SharePoint Online has enabled Gary to get back to his web development roots, and now he develops complex web-based applications for large aerospace and engineering companies. One such application facilitates the testing of complex code that will eventually be on a CubeSat or planetary rover. Because the technologies for these applications vary, the ability to learn, understand and quickly implement new technologies allows Gary to create flexible solutions that transcend any particular technology.