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Know About Winter 2017 Class of Salesforce MVPs

“Know About Winter 2017 Class of Salesforce MVPs” blog has been crafted as a tribute to Salesforce Community as Salesforce has recently announced winter 2017 class of Salesforce MVPs.

What would be the better way to congratulate other than telling the world about them? So here I am with this post congratulating all new MVPs with a bit of introduction about them and what awesome contribution they made in the Salesforce World!

My heartiest congrats to all the renewed MVPs as well.

Let’s deep dive into 19 new Salesforce MVPs….

mvpAdrian Larson

(Twitter LinkedIn Stack-Exchange)

Adrian is Salesforce Certified Developer / Architect at Counsyl in San Francisco, CA. He is an awesome technical intellectual with more than 1800 answers over stack-exchange.


AkiraKurataniAkira Kuratani

(Twitter LinkedIn Blogs | Github)

Akira Kuratani is another name to the list hales from Japan, Archtect and QA Engineer at TeamSpirit Inc.(Salesforce Gold ISV Partner) and co-leader of Tokyo Salesforce Developer Group. He’s 3x Salesfore Certified and holding study sessions organized by the Tokyo Salesforce Developer Group and presenting technical sessions. He’s distributing a podcast “” for Salesforce Developer & had organized the technical advent calendar for 5 years. It’s a
campaign in which engineers post blogs from December 1 to 25 in order, had published the source code of the application etc. that won first prize on “Salesforce 1 Platform Mobile Hack Challenge 2014
Japan” to GitHub. He is holding awesome  and a reputed personality with technical skills, major contributions can be viewed here at Github and Blogs. He is the member of Tokyo Salesforce Developer Group. Checkout his Advent Calendar 2016:

Anne Crawford

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community)

Anne Crawford is working as a Project Manager at KELL Partners, LLC | Bay Area, and  Salesforce Nonprofit User Group Co-leader where major contributions could be found help nonprofits make the most of their Salesforce CRM,I am also the co-leader of the Bay Area SalesforceNonprofit Users Group. To learn more about here at Success-Community.

Benjamin Bolopue

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community | Blogs)

Benjamin Bolopue is a Salesforce Certified Administrator at Quanex Building Products amd a Web-Content Specialist Responsible for delivering innovative, high quality solutions and providing system expertise on SFDC optimization projects. Learn more about him on Success Community.

Eliot Harper

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community )

Eliot Harper is working as Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Logic, he is technical leader with acknowledged expertise in customer journey management, also have considerable experience in professional services delivery, customer engagement, direct marketing and cross-channel campaign management. He is Salesforce Marketing Cloud Certified Consultant, who has written a book to help developers learn about Customer Journey and Experience, ca be found here:   : A complete guide for developers and integrators working with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.Find him on Success-Community.

Fabrice Cathala

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community )

Fabrice Cathala is a Salesforce Architect, Seasoned IT professional, 23 years working in various areas of enterprise computing. He is 9 x Salesforce certified. Co-founder of the first Salesforce User Group in Europe in 2006 (London),  Co-organizer of the Thames Valley Salesforce Developer Group and speaker at (Dreamforce,  London Tour,  London’s Calling,  DUG meetups)  isn’t that really amazing.

There is awesome content posted by him that can be found here.

James Goerke

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community | Blogs )

James Goerke is working as a Manager, Global Support at Vlocity – The Industry Cloud Company, he has been working with Salesforce since 2008 and have a deep breadth of industry and Salesforce experience across all of the platform features having passion for customer experience and delivering customer wow at every interaction. He is 5 x Salesforce Certified professional with deep understanding of the Salesforce platform features. currently run a small Global Support team for Vlocity Inc. and its a blast! He also dedicates his time with the Mentorship Program on the Salesforce Success Community and with the Red Cross. Don’t forget to read his Blogs.

John Graf

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community )

John Graf is a Salesforce Certified Admin working  as a Business Process Director at World Water Works, Inc and responsible for improving customer’s Sustainability by delivering highly efficient systems to more cost effectively meet Compliance and achieve Resource Recovery and Water Reuse. He is Oklahoma City User Group Leader and an awesome intellectual, find him on Success-Community.

Justin Barss

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community )

Justin Barss is working as a Director of Sales at Now IT Matters and a huge name across the non-profit universe and working for NPO industry for 15 years. He leads his team with Salesforce.Org’s NonProfit Starter Pack to help NPOs get a jump start on a CRM. Helping them effectively measure success, client outcome metrics, and raising dollars to help them accomplish their mission. Find him on Success-Community.

Kelly Leslie

(Twitter LinkedIn |Blogs)

Kelly Leslie is working as a Consultant discovering and implementing clients’ business processes into platform. She is the Leader of Salesforce WISCONSIN Women In Tech (formerly Girly Geeks) User Group, her vision is to build a stronger community of IT Women Leaders and encourage Women to support one another (no matter the Industry, Position, Role etc). She assist with finding women’s voice and confidence, help them be heard and understood empowering Salesforce Administrators/Developers to be the HERO in their company and provide strategy and a Salesforce vision to increase user adoption. There is awesome content crafted by her for us that can be found in her Blogs.

Louise Lockie

(Twitter LinkedIn |Blogs | Success-Community)

Louise Lockie is a Salesforce Certified Administrator working at Wilmington plc and she is an active member of the London Admin User Group and London Business User Group. She is a Co-Leader of Salesforce Women in Technology London. Don’t forget to read her blogs here:

Melinda Smith

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community)

Melinda Smith is working as a Salesforce Solutions Architect at Bluewolf. She’s 4 x Salesforce Certified (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Developer, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder) and Co-Host of two WIT Podcasts and a real inspiration empowering Women in Tech. Find her on Success-Community.

Michelle Chaplin Regal

(Twitter LinkedIn | Github | Success-Community)

Michelle (Chaplin) Regal is a Certified Salesforce Developer/Administrator and Database Expert at NowItMatters. She has been a Database administrator with nearly a decade of experience implementing, customizing, and training staff on databases. Self-taught Salesforce expert with experience implementing and customizing the system for multiple organizations. She is Co-leading the New Orleans Salesforce User Group, Co-founder of Tahoe Dreamin’ Regional Salesforce Conference and member of the Girlforce Leadership Team. That’s amazing! Find her on Github & Success-Community.

Missy Longshore

(Twitter LinkedIn | Blogs | Salesforce)

Missy Longshore is a Salesforce Success Consultant to Nonprofits & Foundations and Host of Nonprofit CRM Summit #NPOCRM. She’s Salesforce Certified Administrator, Developer, and Sales Cloud Consultant and passionate about education reform, social entrepreneurship, and creative ways to impact social change. Her skills include Project management, Strategic planning, Budget leadership, Operations and specialization about Nonprofits, Salesforce, Foundation Connect, foundations, the AppExchange, configuration, analytics, business planning, management consulting, and vendor management. She’s not just an owner of pleasent personality but amazing contributor working to elivate Non-Profits and her kink work can be found here:

Ohad Idan

(Twitter LinkedIn | Github | Success-Community)

Ohad Idan working as Sr. Enterprise Applications Manager at I.D. Systems, Inc. / Owner at IO Innovative Solutions LLC and believes in continuous improvement and efficiency, and that achieving these requires thinking outside the box. He’s 4 x Salesforce Certified Certified (Salesforce Advanced Administrator, Certified Developer, Certified Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant and Certified Platform Developer I). He is among NYC Developer User Group leaders and participates heavily in all of New York’s community events. Find more about him on Success-Community.

Paige Van Riper

(Twitter LinkedIn | Salesforce)

Paige Van Riper is Director of Professional Services at Cloud for Good, She’s evangelist, certified admin, developer, sales cloud consultant, Salesforce Los Angeles Nonprofit User Group leader, member NPSP Advisory Board. She’s 3 x Salesforce Certified and Management professional with more than 15 years experience in program development, community engagement, marketing and communications and brand strategy. Paige Van Riper is our Salesforce Community Hero read here: which is for  Power of Us HUB  by recognizing 30 community members who have been instrumental in supporting the growing community of nonprofit and higher ed Salesforce users.

Rebe de la Paz

(Twitter LinkedIn | Github | Blogs)

Rebe de la Paz is working as a Salesforce Consultant at Rightpoint Consulting in Chicago and Chicago Suburban User Group Leader. She is 3 x Salesforce Certified (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesorce Community Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Advanced Administrator). She’s the Marketing Coordinator/Salesforce Report & Data Specialist. She’s a very vibrant member of the Salesforce community. Always on the lookout to help others in need, Rebe also collaborated with the user group community to teach Girl Develop It: Intro to Salesforce App Building class as well as the development of future classes. Read more about her here:

Sergey Erlikh

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community)

Sergey Erlikh is working as a Salesforce Admin/Dev at Manifesta The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (@sergeyer) and responsible for Delivering innovative technology solutions based on Salesforce line of products and ecosystem including satellite cloud technologies and focused on improving, optimizing, re-engineering and automation of internal and external business processes to increase Nonprofit organization impact. He’s 7 x Salesforce Certified ( Certified Administrator, Certified Advanced Administrator, Certified Developer, Certified Service Cloud Consultant, Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Certified Platform App Builder, Certified Platform Developer I) having deep understanding of implementing all elements of large-scale CRM applications in a fast-paced environment. He’s  SF Nonprofit User Group Co-Leader who’s dedicated to increase Nonprofit organization impact. Read more about him on Success-Community.

Sunil Sarilla

(Twitter LinkedIn | Success-Community)

Sunil Sarilla is SAAS, IAAS, Cloud Computing, SFA, FFA, Sales, Sales Operations, Channel Sales, VAR, Configuration & Development specialist working at M&G and 3 x Salesforce Certified (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I). He has a pleasing personality and deeper dedication and very vibrant Success Community Contributor with the help of his valuable answers. He has contributed almost 12000 answers on Salesforce Success Community with 2381 best answers. That’s amazing. He has been a true motivation for all for a long time. Find him on the leader-board of Success-Community.

All my best wishes for the great Leaders, Motivator, Inspirations and Contributors among our Salesforce Community Ohana.