Sean McDonough

Consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio

Sean McDonough

Consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio

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During normal working hours, I am the Chief Technology Officer for PAIT Group, a Microsoft partner and SharePoint solutions and consulting company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. My background is SharePoint (since 2004), and I've spent a tremendous amount of time both in the plumbing (as an IT Pro) and APIs (as a developer) associated with SharePoint and SharePoint Online. In addition, Microsoft awarded me an MVP (most valuable professional) in 2016 for Office Development and for Office Servers and Services.

During my so-called "free time," I am the "Lead Bitsmith” and owner of Bitstream Foundry, a software and custom development company. These days, Bitstream Foundry is primarily a way for me to organize my professional development activities, speaking engagements, side projects, and other efforts aimed at sharing what I know (and solutions I've put together) with the SharePoint and Office 365 communities. I've co-authored two books on SharePoint, written numerous whitepapers, maintain a SharePoint-centric blog, and regularly travel around the country speaking and presenting at conferences and events.

Besides Microsoft technologies, I like to experiment and try things that catch my eye. I'm an avid (PC) gamer and gadget wonk (see http://gadget.cafe), I consume tremendous amounts of music and put together DJ mixes every year (through http://www.bunkertuneage.com), I run a basement datacenter, and more.

To round things out a bit and provide a little variety: in the past, I've been both a polymer chemist (got a couple of patents and decided I'd rather do IT), firefighter/EMT/hazmat technician, and a technology evangelist for a software company. I'm also currently a board member and the CTO for a mental health awareness and education non-profit organization (http://www.schizophreniaoralhistories.com). And last but certainly not least: I have a pair of awesome twins (Brendan and Sabrina) and am married to a wonderful woman (Tracy).

My life tends to be neither dull nor slow.

  • Work
    • Cardinal Solutions Group
  • Education
    • Miami University
    • Hillsboro High School