PAUL W. HILLMAN:
Partner and Director of Client Relationships at Conway, Dierking & Hillman, Inc. (CDH) in Grand Rapids. CDH has offices in Royal Oak and Grand Rapids, from which it provides consulting services in collaboration, infrastructure, access and identity management, and project management. CDH has recently purchased the Web development and SharePoint consulting team from Plante & Moran PLLC. This purchase, coupled with CDH's existing Microsoft SharePoint consultants, makes the CDH SharePoint consulting group the largest of its kind in Michigan. CDH is certified as a Microsoft Gold Infrastructure partner, a Novell Platinum partner, and has earned top levels of certification with VMware, Citrix, and Cisco Systems. CDH received Microsoft's Central Region Customer Experience Partner award and was named a Corp!
magazine Economic Bright Spot in 2010. Under Hillman's leadership, CDH continues to grow. The firm, which started out as a partnership in Grand Rapids, expanded into the Detroit area in 2005 and now employs more than 25 people. Hillman has more than 25 years' experience in information technology. He specializes in providing strategy to schools, hospitals, banks, and professional service firms. He has worked on Novell technologies for more than 18 years and was one of the first 100 certified Novell engineers in the country. Hillman is responsible for CDH's day-to-day administration issues, strategic direction, and personnel management. Hillman is a Novell Channel advisory board member, a vice president and board member of the Project Management Institute, and founder and president of the West Michigan NetWare User Group. He's also a founding member of the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning and hosts CDH's Knowledge Transfer 2.0 podcast. Hillman is a Project Management Professional, Master Certified NetWare Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Professional. He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his MBA from Western Michigan University.