DataSys’ Leadership Team
pictured below, DataSys' leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience with implementing and supporting Great Plains and Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Lisa A. Daigle, Founder and President
Entrepreneur, artist, and humanitarian
Lisa is a transformational leader. Warmly interested in people, she encourages creativity and believes in the power of praise to motivate. With a highly ethical and humble nature, Lisa has built a successful Microsoft Dynamics GP consulting practice and has now turned her attention to building a Dynamics 365 Business Central practice. She avoids the limelight and relishes the success that comes from building cooperative teams of empowered people who love coming to work each day. Lisa hails from generations of small business owners, namely potato farmers from Canada and northern Maine (Fort Kent and Daigle, ME). Lisa and her four siblings all own businesses, and Lisa’s father was a self-employed dentist.
From a young age, Lisa worked in her father’s dental practice and saw first-hand how compassion and selfless service can change lives. In grade school, Lisa and her father played musical concerts at nursing homes. As an adult, Lisa’s many volunteer roles include volunteering for hospice, playing with children at a domestic violence shelter, facilitating emotional and nonviolence workshops, delivering meals to elderly shut-ins on holidays, and hosting a Fresh Air Fund teen numerous times. Lisa is also a pastel artist and has traveled to Provence to further her artistic skills. A dedicated student of yoga and meditation, Lisa incorporates mindful practices into her business philosophy.
Lisa has won numerous awards from Microsoft including 10 consecutive years of the President's Club designation for sales excellence, national awards for teamwork and technical excellence, and a regional teamwork award. She has been highlighted in major business publications for her "people first" leadership style.
Lisa once lived on a 42' sailboat in Boston Harbor, and while she relished that lifestyle, she is now enjoying life on her small farm with three mares (two are rescues) and three indoor rescue cats.
Michael D. Newman, Executive Vice President and
Senior Solutions Consultant
Business leader, family man, sports coach
Mike has been working with Great Plains and related products since the 1990’s; prior to joining DataSys in 2000, Mike was a Controller for a multi-national company that used GP. An expert with GP and all facets of an implementation, he has now turned his attention to building craftsmanship-level skills with Dynamics 365 Business Central. A seasoned accountant with strong technical skills, Mike is a leader and project manager who dots the i’s and crosses the t’s. He thinks outside of the box to devise creative, repeatable, and cost-effective solutions.
A strong communicator, Mike works well with all levels in an organization, and customers can count on him to work effectively with their vendors. He is a peer leader at DataSys who has established many of DataSys’ Best Practices, and has deep skills in tech support, upgrading GP, designing and testing customizations, integrating to 3rd party systems, rolling out new modules, and the list goes on.
Outside of work, Mike is dedicated to his family, enjoys traveling, and has coached sports in Medway for over a decade. Whether at DataSys or coaching the kids, he says that teamwork is about the name on the front of the uniform and not the back. While he emphasizes having fun, he puts a lot of stock in fundamentals (1000 ground balls!) and modeling life’s lessons such as taking responsibility. He communicates well with kids and parents (and even the competition). Win or lose, Mike is known for his positive attitude and commitment.