Six Fishbowl Solutions Employees Earn Google Apps Certification

Certifications Demonstrate Fishbowl’s Focus on Further Developing a Google Apps for Work Consulting Practice


Fishbowl Solutions, a Google for Work Premier Partner, announced today that six team members have completed the Google Apps Certification Program. Fishbowl Solutions President Tim Gruidl, Director of Sales Cole Niemeyer, and Sales Engineer Kim Negaard have been recognized as Google Apps Sales Specialists. Negaard, Technical Team Lead Andy Weaver, Associate Software Consultant Dan Haugen, and Associate MCAD Consultant Ben Sawyer have been recognized as Google Apps Deployment Services Specialists. These certifications demonstrate Fishbowl’s commitment to mastering cloud technology – the future of business apps.

The Google Apps Certification Program was developed to equip Google Apps Partners with the skills and resources necessary to become experts with cloud technologies and Google Apps. The Google Apps Sales Certification confirms an individual’s knowledge and ability to sell Google Apps while the Google Apps Deployment Certification proves an IT professional’s capability to deploy, configure and migrate to Google Apps. To receive a Google Apps Certification in sales or deployment, individuals must demonstrate their skills by passing a Google Apps Sales Specialist or Google Apps Deployment Specialist exam.

In addition to the Google Apps certification, Negaard, Weaver, and Haugen have all previously been recognized as Google Search Appliance (GSA) Qualified Deployment Specialists – the highest level of GSA certification possible for Google partners. Director of Product Development Greg Bollom and Senior Software Consultant Ben Evjen have also earned the GSA Qualified Deployment Specialist recognition.

Fishbowl’s proven expertise and dedication to investing in technology certifications led to the company being named a Google for Work Premier Partner in August of 2015. This status is reserved for a select group of partners that have demonstrated high levels of competency and performance in their resale and deployment practices.

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“We are very proud of our employees’ recent Google Apps certification,” said Tim Gruidl, president of Fishbowl Solutions. “This certification is a perfect example of our team’s commitment to living the Fishbowl company values of continuous learning, customer first, teamwork, intellectual agility, and ambition. Having multiple Google Apps Sales and Deployment Specialists on staff allows Fishbowl to offer increased expertise in cloud technology to our customers.”

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About Fishbowl Solutions

Fishbowl Solutions was founded in 1999 and is a Google for Work Premier Partner focused on helping organizations solve costly and frustrating information management problems. Fishbowl provides implementation and consulting services as well as integration software for Google for Work Applications.


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