Helping a Microsoft Gold Partner secure top Azure & M365 Professionals

  • Client
    Crayon Software Experts, USA
  • Industry
  • Location
    North America
  • Projects
    M365/ Azure, Contract recruitment
  • Contract placements powering teams the first week

    The hired team of Azure & Microsoft 365 professionals were powering teams from day one, helping Crayon lead and deliver business-critical digital transformation projects.
  • Becoming a sole Microsoft supplier

    For Crayon through niche market mapping.
  • Ready at a moment’s notice

    To equip teams with the right resources to chase new projects.

Here’s how Talent became the sole Microsoft recruitment supplier for Crayon, US.

Crayon Software Experts, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner and Cloud MSP, was faced with increasing business demands and a tight timeline to finish revenue-generating projects. After a large merger, resulting in a major M365 & Azure digital transformation, they quickly needed to migrate a large clients together. When time was of the essence, Crayon turned to Talent’s Microsoft Team to help expand their teams so they could maintain their competitive edge.

Crayon’s FTE team was already fully billable, yet they needed a couple of Azure/M365 professionals to begin leading this project in only a week’s notice. We delivered and provided candidates who started only a week later, allowing Crayon to stay on time, and have a team that powered projects on day one. After placing a couple of Modern Workplace and Azure security professionals, they continued to use our Microsoft Team to deliver exceptional talent for their Data/AI business.

Crayon needed confident contract employees that could hit the ground running on business-critical projects.

For Crayon, it was hard to find professionals with the right Azure technical skills who also maintained strong client-facing abilities. Without Talent’s network and expertise, Crayon faced an uphill battle finding the ideal Azure talent. Talent took time to understood both needs for Crayon, and delivered the solutions at speed.

Crayon was impressed at how quickly our contract solutions could assimilate and immediately go on project, meaning they didn’t lose time or money. With more projects in the pipeline, Crayon engaged Talent to source additional contractors to power their projects. With 30+ years of expertise, our Microsoft team at Talent has a proven track record of helping Microsoft partners achieve project goals. Through referrals, expansive networks, market knowledge, and reputation, we have established relationships with the top contractors in the US, allowing us to ultimately secure 14 contract resources in less than 12 months to power Crayon’s project & support needs.

Constant communication and exceptional contractor care goes a long way, which is how we’ve become the sole Microsoft supplier for Crayon US and continue to act as an existing delivery arm for the business. Weekly updates for each Hiring Manager and many calls with contractors, provided the team with open communication and honest feedback throughout the entire interview and onboarding process. This has built a great existing relationship with Crayon, as they continue to retain top contractors and continues to keep their business ahead of the competition.


Roles we placed:

  • Azure Data and AI Architects & Engineers
  • Modern Workplace/M365 Migration Leads & Consultants
  • Azure Infrastructure and Security Architects & Engineers
  • Azure EMS Consultants
  • Microsoft Help Desk Support

Want to learn more about how you can retain and attract top Azure contractors? Let’s strategize about your hiring plans!

  • I've been working with Talent's Microsoft Team for several years in various capacities. Each time I've had a need for top-of-the-line engineering talent on short notice, Dylan Cohen and his team have been the first and last person I've needed to call. Talent has done a phenomenal job connecting us with high-level Microsoft Architects and Consultants for our client's business critical delivery needs. Prior to this, we were having trouble hiring top level talent with strong client facing ability; after bringing Dylan in as our preferred Microsoft Staffing Partner, we were able to quickly assign the right resources to our client's projects in record time. This gave our team more confidence to go out and win new projects knowing we can turn to Talent to quickly deliver the exact type of profile the client needed. I can't overstate the impact of working with Dylan and his team, and I've been fortunate to have him only a phone call away.
    Cory Aurandt
    Director of Microsoft Cloud Practice