Transcript of "Top Salesforce Influencers You Need to Follow"
Top Salesforce Influencers You Need to Follow
Mike Gerholdt is the CEO & Founder of ButtonClick Media and is also the
Director of Client Engagement at Red Argyle.
ButtonClickAdmin.com is the absolute best resource for Salesforce Admins as
it provides reviews/summaries of the newest Salesforce features and interviews
with some of the best and brightest in the Salesforce community.
It is rare to find someone with as many certifications as Mike. He is a
Salesforce MVP, certified Salesforce.com Admin, Advanced Admin, Developer,
and Sales Cloud Consultant. At Dreamforce Mike will be speaking at seven
different sessions including the "MVP Throwdown" and "The New Habits of a
Successful Salesforce Admin."
Since 2005 Mike has been working on large enterprise Salesforce orgs in a
system admin or developer role. Mike is the creator of some of the most
popular apps on the AppExchange including Field Trip, Draggin' Role, and
Steam Role. In early 2012 Mike joined RingLead as Chief Product Officer and
has overseen the development of AppExchange hits like Dupe Dive, a free
duplicate diagnostic app, and Unique Entry, the only as-you-type duplicate
prevention app for Salesforce.
Mike, now an Advanced Admin and Developer, uses the building blocks of the
Force.com platform to meet complex business requirements with usability,
scalability, and maintainability in mind. He has spoken at more than a dozen
Dreamforce sessions over the past three years and will be speaking at 3
sessions this year.
Shell Black is a consultant who, in 2005, started working with Salesforce and
immediately loved the platform as it allows smaller businesses the tools to
compete with larger scale companies.
ShellBlack.com was founded in 2010 with a goal to help companies get the
most out of their CRM investment by providing Salesforce solutions that match
the way they market and support their customers. Shell became a Salesforce
MVP in 2012 and is certified as a Salesforce.com Administrator, Developer,
and Sales Cloud Consultant. Shell black will be speaking at 3 Dreamforce 2013
Brent Downey is currently the Salesforce.com Administrator at Gates
Corporation, a global industrial manufacturer. Brent worked on a project team
to roll-out Salesforce to Gates' sales team, and was the primary admin on a
number of these projects including North America, South America, Europe and
Brent is the leader of the Denver Salesforce User Group. He also Volunteers
his time and knowledge to non-profits who are leveraging the Force.com
Rebecca first got involved in Salesforce back in 2005 and and has now been a
Dreamforce presenter for the past 4 years. She says, "I first attended
Dreamforce in 2007, but can’t imagine ever missing one again". Rebecca was
among the first 500 certified as a Salesforce Admin and became an Advanced
Admin in 2011. Her other Salesforce achievements include: becoming a
Salesforce Certified Developer in 2009, a Community MVP in 2011, and
receiving a Customer Hero award in 2008, 2009, and 2011
Rebecca recently joined Conga, a very successful AppExchange company, as
a Director of Cloud Technology
Jarrod Kingston is a Salesforce MVP with over 4 years of experience in the
support, training, and advancement of Salesforce. Jarrod is well versed in all
aspects of Salesforce, holding certifications as a Salesforce Developer,
Administrator, and Sales Cloud Consultant. You may recognize Jarrod from our
Salesforce Admin Hack Series webinars on the case and account object which
he co-hosted with Mike Farrington.
Jarrod works at Appirio, an information technology consulting company, as a
If you've looked to the Salesforce Community forum for answers in the past,
chances are you've come across Steve Molis a.k.a. SteveMoForce. He is well
known for his contributions to the Salesforce community and is in the MVP 20k
club which means he has given answers to over 20,000 questions!
Steve's other accolades withint the community include: Community MVP,
Salesforce Answers MVP, Salesforce Answers Hall of Fame, and Salesforce
Ideas Hall of Fame. Steve has also spoken at multiple Dreamforce Sessions
sharing his knowledge of formulas, workflows and more. Some of the sessions
he has spoken at are: Salesforce DF'12 Formula Gurus, Become a Formula
Ninja, and Formulas for Dummies.
Steve is currently working as a Salesforce Administrator for Epsilon, which
offers solutions that enable brands to create dynamic, meaningful customer
connections through data and customer knowledge.
Brian Kwong (aka. "the Salesforce wizard") is a Salesforce MVP who currently
works at CPM HealthGrades. Brian is the co-leader of the Wisconsin User
Group and has made numerous Dreamforce presentations.
Brian is quite easily the most active (and humorous) Twitter user in the
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