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About Us

Get to know 365 Talent Portal

We Know What Works

365 Talent Portal was launched in April 2013 by ex-Microsoft and Partner leads.

This was in response to the difficulty and the cost of finding skilled Microsoft Dynamics 365 candidates.

Our service is free to use for consultants and students so they can continuously find their next project or role.


Microsoft Partners and End User organizations can sign up to a low-cost Subscription Plan and hire as many consultants as they want, with absolutely no additional cost.

Quality is at the heart of everything we do.

We provide a professional, personalized service to all of our consultants and customers, and strive to help our consultants become even better professionals so our customers can hire the best talent.

What We Do

We Find Top Talent for Microsoft Partners & End Users

It takes 1 minute to create a profile on our portal and upload a job spec. That way qualified consultants can apply and you can hire them directly.

Our Trainers Deliver Microsoft & Microsoft Dynamics 365 Training

As a Microsoft Learning Partner, our Trainers create customized course content and deliver training to Microsoft Partners and End User organizations.

We Promote Learning Through Free Online Training and Learning Paths

Gain access to the Dynamics Learning Platform and Microsoft Learn materials to get industry recognized certifications.

We Help Candidates Find the Right Microsoft Dynamics 365 Jobs

We’re really eager to help candidates find the right permanent or contract role and we regularly publish Career Development resources.

The Team

Meet the core team at 365 Talent Portal. For any queries, questions or partnership opportunities, feel free to reach out to us directly via LinkedIn.

Nicole Griffiths

Nicole Griffiths

Client Solutions Manager

Nicole Griffiths is the Client Account Manager and Talent Acquisition Specialist at 365 Talent Portal.

At 365 Talent Portal she is responsible for onboarding clients and ensuring their hiring needs are fulfilled through the use of our platform as well as by sourcing external candidates from her 11 000 LinkedIn connections.

Nicole enjoys helping customers and candidates find their perfect match in each other. Nicole is South African with diverse industry experience in both marketing and IT recruitment which she gained while living in London.

Being a South African is often a topic of interest when speaking with clients and candidates who are located all over the world. Many express interest in visiting Cape Town, her home city, and welcome the travel advice she shares.

In her spare time she is a marathon runner who enjoys hiking, beach walks and spending time with friends and family.

Steve Sydee

Steve Sydee


Steve is COO at 365 Talent Portal. He has been in the Microsoft channel for over 20 years while working in partners ranging from global systems integrators, national and international Gold Partners, as well as start ups and small unmanaged partners.

At 365 Talent Portal he is focused on strategic planning, business development, identifying and driving new initiatives, building relationships to deliver them, and engagement with partners.

Get in touch with Steve if you’d like to discuss ideas on how we can work together and leverage strategic partnership opportunities.

Nora Tawfiq

Nora Tawfiq

Marketing Manager

Nora Tawfiq is the Marketing Manager at 365 Talent Portal where she is responsible for developing strategic marketing plans across B2B and B2C for our global community of Consultants, Students, Partners, End User organizations and Microsoft Trainers.

Nora is an advocate of continuous professional development and is studying with the Chartered Institute of Marketing to obtain her Chartered Marketer status and credentials.

At 365 Talent Portal Nora plans, executes and reports on our marketing plan and campaigns which include Brand Management, Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, SEO, Email Marketing, Social Media and various multichannel campaigns, as well as working closely with third party creative and advertising agencies.

Get in touch with Nora if you’d like to discuss partnership opportunities relating to offline & online events, sponsorships and referral programs.

Erica Rothwell

Erica Rothwell

Community Management Consultant

Erica Rothwell is the Community Manager at 365 Talent Portal. Erica is responsible for welcoming all new registrants to the portal as well as handling the Dynamics Learning Platform (DLP) access requests and any user queries relating to either.

 Originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Erica lives up to the friendly stereotype of her home city. An advocate for mental health and wellness, she volunteers for various charities in her spare time.

Bringing her personal values into her work life, Erica is an expert in client and customer service. Patient, empathetic and happy to help, if you’re having difficulty accessing the portal or the DLP don’t hesitate to get in touch with her via LinkedIn below.

Sandra Koutzenko

Sandra Koutzenko

Product Director

Sandra Koutzenko heads the 365 Talent Portal product strategy. Sandra is responsible for building our new features and services, as well as improving our existing ones. She also leads our hiring and training delivery services and has built several of our company functions. Sandra’s expertise spans product management, business processes, talent management and hiring strategies.

Sandra’s work is driven by the belief that we can always do even better. This manifests in a strong focus on personal development (her own and others’), and a commitment to constantly look for ways that we can take what we do to the next level.

In her free time, Sandra enjoys writing – she is the published co-author of a non-fiction book. She’s also working on business ventures that aim to support personal growth and well-being.

Are you our next Social Media Manager?

Social Media Manager – onsite or remote, 15hrs per week

We’re on the look out for an experienced Social Media Manager, working onsite in our co-working offices around London or remotely.

If you or anyone you know would like to apply for this role then contact Nora Tawfiq via LinkedIn below.

Elena Baeva

Elena Baeva

Founder & CEO

Elena Baeva is the Founder and CEO at 365 Talent Portal. She brings 22 years of technology background, 15 of which were in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 space.

Elena worked for Microsoft for 9 years and is very familiar with the Microsoft channel, especially with the Partner & End User hiring and training requirements.

Elena is a Board Member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) and a Diversion & Inclusion Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

She is passionate about encouraging women to pursue careers in the tech sector and is a Board Member of the Women in Technology Network (The WIT Network) in the UK.

At 365 Talent Portal Elena is in charge of investor relationships, strategic planning, engagement with Microsoft and key accounts.

Get in touch with Elena in regards to your hiring or training needs or if you wish to discuss a strategic partnership.

Andrea Rodrigues

Andrea Rodrigues

Training Accounts Manager

Andrea manages our customers and consultants who focus on providing training services, and comes with lots of experience in fast-paced business environments ranging from IT training firms through to her own family restaurant.

She lives on the East Coast of the USA, where she is an active member of the Hungarian community in New Jersey, and has a passion for taking photographs of architecture and her young daughter.

If you are nearby and feeling energetic, drop by as Andrea has grown up performing and teaching Hungarian dancing, enjoys listening to folk music, as well as cooking for her friends and family.

Polina Yordanova

Polina Yordanova


One of the most energetic and enthusiastic people you will ever meet, Polina has launched numerous international start-ups, many online portals and runs our team of professionals that are highly skilled in web design, database development and support.

In what spare time she allows herself, Polina provides professional coaching and mentoring to international businesses and enterprise professionals around the world.

Let's Work Together

Whether you’re a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant, Student, Microsoft Partner, End User organization or a Microsoft Learning Partner, we can help you. Register today or talk to us by sending us a message.

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