Neil McNeelyInformation Technology

Mid-Atlantic, USA
SharePoint, Azure, O365
757 304 1091


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I am an IT professional with experience and expertise over a broad range of industries and systems, with roles including IT Director, Systems and Enterprise Architect, Senior Consulting, Systems Engineering, Project Management, and Sales/Marketing. My current focus is Azure Cloud and On-Premise Hybrid Solutions, SharePoint (Online, 2016, 2013), Office 365, and Architecture.

Since 2007, I have been involved with the SharePoint platform, starting with MOSS 2007 design and administration of a world-wide portal for a large pharmaceutical company. I also planned, designed and deployed a large-scale SharePoint farm for the U.S. Army. At Microsoft, I worked on a large Navy / Marine Corps effort where I deployed several large-scale farms and performed many migrations from earlier SharePoint versions.

I am a regular volunteer at SharePoint Saturdays across the mid-Atlantic.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

- Henry Ford -

Technology Focus

Neil’s current focus is Azure Cloud and On-Premise Hybrid Solutions, SharePoint (Online, 2016, 2013), Office 365, Microsoft Teams Collaboration, and Architecture.


SharePoint Solutions, Architecture, Sizing, Deployments, SQL Infrastructure Design to support SharePoint Farms, Managed Metadata.  SharePoint Online, Office 365, SharePoint 2016 – 2007. Migration tools and raw migrations.


Office 365, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, Azure Enterprise and Subscription Management, Azure Enrollment, Azure Stack, Hybrid Solutions, Yammer, VMware, vSphere, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Physical Migrations.


Enterprise and Systems Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Infrastructure, Design, Operational Processes, System Performances, Business Analysis, Taxonomy, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Policy Development, TOGAF Methodology.


25years of experience
12major industries
2121social connections
252494cups of coffee


2017 - 2018

SharePoint and Cloud Consulting Services

Beldar Associates

Consulting services for SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, and other services and platforms. Envisioning, planning, design and implementation of business solutions. Utilizing cloud and virtualization technologies to assist organizations in improvements and strategies forward in their respective digital transformation. Services include enterprise and systems architecture, migrations to cloud platforms, business continuity and disaster recovery planning / implementation.

Volunteer Assistance – SharePoint Saturdays

SPS Events – SharePoint Saturdays

Volunteer facilitator with SharePoint Saturdays primarily within the Mid-Atlantic region.  SharePoint Saturdays are free one-day events held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from influential and respected SharePoint professionals - architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.

2009 - Present

Systems Administration and SharePoint Solutions

1901 Group, Blacksburg, Virginia

Windows based systems and solutions for Azure, SharePoint Online and Office 365 Cloud Services. IT solutions to public and private sector clients leveraging “As-a-Service” offerings and consumption-based pricing models. Environments included AWS, Azure, VMWare and hybrid cloud models with high data security, mission critical systems, FedRAMP authorization, and ISO9001 certification. Project planning and configuration of Azure Enterprise Environment (AES) for an ADFS synchronization model for US Government.

Systems Architect

Montgomery County, Virginia

IT systems architecture for Montgomery County and its constitutional officers and agencies.  Including telecommunications, applications, operations, and customer service strategies.  Ensure the Information Technology services portfolio met the County’s needs and supported properly.  Management of technology projects.  Planned systems, infrastructure and architecture, design operating processes, managed system operations, evaluated system performance, and improved system capabilities.  Assisted in formulating long range goals and developing policy.  Analyzed functional business needs and requirements. Translated business requirements into IT solutions.  Ensured that infrastructure supported necessary performance, storage, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

2012 - 2015

Senior Consultant – Microsoft Services – SharePoint

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington

Design, deployment and support of SharePoint in large enterprise environments utilizing large multi-tenant models.  Deployment of large scale SharePoint enterprise farms utilizing repeatable processes.  SharePoint migrations.  SharePoint system solutions for large enterprise environments.  Delivered large knowledge management enterprise solutions utilizing taxonomy and full life-cycle methodology. Dream Team Award – 2012 – Navy Great People, Great Performance Award – 2013 – Navy

IT Consulting Services – Infrastructure and SharePoint

Aeroprobe Corporation, Blacksburg, Virginia

Contracted for infrastructure and SharePoint architecture planning and support for the acquisition and merger of Aeroprobe Corporation with Schultz-Creehan, LLC.  Provided planning vision, implementation and support for all IT functions utilizing a hybrid approach of in-house systems and cloud offerings using Microsoft Office 365.  Schultz-Creehan/Aeroprobe is an engineering company focused on research and development of solutions, addressing complex product development in materials science and industrial engineering.

2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011

Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager, SharePoint Systems

Quality Business Engineering, Radford, Virginia

Senior lead systems engineer and project planner for SharePoint architectural, design and administration services for hosted customer enterprise environments. Planned information architecture for large scale SharePoint deployments for the US Army.  Performed Windows system administration for a large scale server environment, including design, configuration, deployment, security hardening, and security and performance monitoring (IAVA Comparison and Remediation and Retina Vulnerability Scans and Remediation).  Managed customer relationships for use of SharePoint services and selection support of vendor products and services.

Web Applications – SharePoint Design and Administration

Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

Portal website designer and lead administrator supporting corporate Intranet  portal for a global pharmaceutical dermatology company.  Fostered customer contact relationships to identify additional service offerings. Platforms were Microsoft SharePoint and Oracle WebCenter.  Provided support for Weblogic server used for EMC Documentum adhering to a FDA regulations.  Provide support for Ektron and ASP.NET applications. Stiefel Star Performance Award for SAP Global Rollout

2007 - 2009
1996 - 2007

Principal Consultant and Director of Sales, Marketing, and Engineering

Beldar Associates, Franklin, Virginia

Principal and Lead Technical Engineer for the Internet and Computer Consulting Services company.  Duties included all aspects of business, both management and technical, including systems consulting services and Internet sales, training, and support. Developed and implemented marketing plans for company.  Responsible for customer development and retention for all technical services.  Supported website sales, hosting, design, and consulting services.

Director of Information Systems

Southampton Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Virginia

Established the Information Systems department.  Transitioned the HMIS department from the finance department.  Responsible for the selection and management of IT vendors, conducted campus-wide needs assessment, requirements definition, evaluation of current HIS systems, implementation of an evaluation and selection process for updating HIS systems for SMH, and for ongoing technical and maintenance support for all hospital information systems.

1994 - 1996

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Bachelor of Science – Statistics

Radford University, Radford, Virginia.

B.S. Option - Computer Science



The customer and I were very impressed with Neil's attention to end user requirements and pain points.
Neil is an excellent team player. The project was a success due to Neil’s dedication and expertise.
I readily recommend him to anyone seeking a first class technical resource to bring complex projects to a successful conclusion.
PAUL BEDFORD, Straight Banana Software.
Neil provides a fresh perspective and depth to any task he is assigned with his vast experience and meticulous requirements gathering.
An excellent team player with skills that can add to a wide range of projects.
Jeremy Way, Quality Business Engineering.


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