Trainer Bio


Cris Ippolite is the president and founder of iSolutions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based custom FileMaker database firm and trainer. In 2014, Cris won the “FileMaker Excellence Award for his contributions as a trainer and evangelist for  FileMaker Certificationand then WON AGAIN in 2016. Then in 2018, Cris won for an unprecedented third time for his work on LinkedIn Learning, FileMaker Custom App Academy and with his work with the 42U intern program.

Cris is a FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Certified Developer as well as one of the original Authorized FileMaker Professional Trainers and is one of 43 partner-level FileMaker Solution Alliance members in the world. He has been working with FileMaker for 23 years and is actively involved in all development projects for iSolutions clients.FMExcellenceAward He is also a regular speaker at several technology conferences, including Flashforward, a top rated speaker at FileMaker Developer Conference, and conference speaker at MacWorld Expo. He is also a speaker at many FMPUG meetings. From 2010-2013, Cris was the Chair of the entire FileMaker Training Series Track at FileMaker DEVCON and currently serves on the FileMaker DEVCON speaker committee.  He was appointed to create curriculum, select fellow speakers and manage the content presented to allow attendees to prepare for the FileMaker Certification Exam.

Cris will speak once again at the upcoming FileMaker Developer conference for his 19th straight year, as one of the featured trainers on FileMaker “Training Day”. Cris was a charter member of the FileMaker Professional Training Series Trainers and has taught each of the course offerings. He has presented dozens of onsite and public classes and is also the featured FileMaker (and Bento) author on Cris_Ippolite_Booth_011Cris’ teaching style is short on lecture and powerpoint and heavy on class interaction, real world examples and in making difficult concepts easy to understand. He enjoys training and speaking and his enthusiasm for both is infectious to all those in attendance. FBA_trainer_Logo_4c_apple award_2014 Visit him on the Web at and * Also learn more about Cris in this interview with FileMaker See Cris in action with these FileMaker Bootcamp videos


20140729_155712   “My guys are still fired up from your visit. They’ve been cranking out solutions like crazy! You’re like catnip for nerds… (present nerd included)…” – Charles Lee (CEO)- Lee Medical, Inc.


As a FileMaker Authorized Trainer, iSolutions has undergone training directly from FileMaker, Inc. to deliver the FileMaker Training Series programs and has extensive knowledge of FileMaker best practices and solutions. The courses are highly customized to accelerate learning and increase individual productivity. FileMaker recognizes and recommends iSolutions as a qualified trainer.