Coveo Most Valuable
Professional
Program

A celebration of the success-drivers around Coveo’s ecosystem.

A large range of passionate professionals have rallied around the Coveo Experience Intelligence Platform over the past decade. Our new MVP program aims to recognize their invaluable contribution to the Coveo ecosystem and highlight their individual expertise.

What it takes to be a Coveo MVP

Our MVPs are outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the Coveo community in several of the following fields:

  • Alliance Platform Mastery In their individual area of expertise Strategy, architecture, development, and integrations
  • Alliance Thought Leadership Showcasing Coveo effectively Speaking engagements at Industry Conferences, User Groups, etc.
  • Alliance Content Creation Fostering a multi-layered understanding of Coveo Blog posts, knowledge articles, case studies, POV, and social media posts
  • Alliance Product Input Contributing their technical expertise to the community Connector development, code contribution, and product feedback
  • Alliance Creative Positioning Leveraging Coveo to answer their clients’ business needs Business value drivers, new use cases, and promoting adoption
  • Alliance Deployment Expertise Quality of their Coveo implementations Integration, implementation, and customer adoption

Honorary 2020 Coveo MVPs

Chris Brady

Velir

Chris Brady is the Partner Alliance Manager at Velir, an integrated digital agency in Somerville, MA. For 20 years, Chris has helped clients achieve their goals by delivering smart, scalable solutions to real-world challenges. He ensures client success in part by leveraging the skills and capabilities of technical partners like Coveo. As a partner, Chris has launched multiple Coveo deployments in the association and healthcare spaces. He has also shared his thoughts at Coveo Impact 2019, with a talk entitled, “Coveo, A Love Story.”

Chris enjoys launching new products in the healthcare industry, enabling global grant-making foundations to share their successes, and supporting agribusinesses as they launch new digital initiatives. He loves considering the “art of the possible” to help his clients take their digital marketing to the next level. When he’s not at his computer, you can find Chris spending time with his family, playing pool, or hanging out at a ski resort.

Corina Boland

SID LEE

Montrealer, native of Newfoundland, with a go-getter attitude and strong technical aptitude, Corina has a keen eye for spotting new business opportunities and a notable track record in closing. An active member of Sitecore and Coveo partner communities since 2016, she received recognition as a Sitecore MVP Ambassador 2020 as well as Coveo Honorary MVP 2020, a nod to her strong advocacy for standing up the right technology to a digital strategy, foundational in a brand’s story building. An extensive background in sales, growth and innovation practices, Corina has built stories of impact for both for-profit and non-profit sectors in global charity work, fundraising, writing, presenting, conference and event coordination for over 18 years. Truly at the heart of Corina’s work is a passion to elevate the way people interact with each other and the world around them, resulting in diverse professional experience built against a backdrop of humanitarian work for domestic and international causes.
Dan Cruickshank

Fishtank

Dan is the President of Fishtank Consulting, a long-time trusted Coveo partner. He oversees its search practice by day while dreaming of relevance and A.I by night.

Beginning his work with Coveo in 2009, Dan's involvement with the platform spans 3 decades. In 2014 Fishtank Consulting was awarded the distinction of being a Coveo “Certified System Integrator for Online Experience”. Since then Dan has led innovative implementations of Coveo including work for Enbridge, University of Alberta and the American Dental Association.

In addition to being "Father of Year", "#1 Dad" & "Best Husband Ever", he is also proudly a 7-time Sitecore MVP and first-time Coveo MVP award winner.

Deepthi Katta

Verndale

Deepthi Katta is currently working at Verndale as Senior Technical Architect. She enjoys solving tough technical problems and strives to deliver quality solutions leading cross functional teams. She has more than a decade of experience in Software Development and is a Sitecore MVP for the past three years and continues to give back to the community. She is a passionate leader who strives to ensure best practices are followed at every step of the development cycle. Deepthi fell in love with relevant search back when she was pursuing her graduate program in computer science at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and it is still going strong after she explored a new journey on search with Coveo. She has been working with Coveo for the past five years and tries her best to harness the power of Coveo in every implementation that she has been part of to get the best of what Coveo has to offer as a search platform.
Eric Immermann

Perficient

Eric Immermann leads Perficient's Search practice. His team focuses on helping customers make content and data more accessible, increasing it's value and removing barriers that limit it's usability. With over a decade of experience in helping many of the worlds largest organizations architect, implement, manage and utilize their data repositories and related systems, Eric is always on the lookout to help others unlock the potential of their data.

Over the years, Eric has been leveraging Coveo in many innovative ways. He was directly involved in implementing Coveo for Site Search, Provider Search, Service Search, Enterprise Search, Sales Search and Commerce capacities using the entire Coveo platform. He also led the design and development of Perficient Handshake – a framework to enable easier implementation of 3rd party connectors, complete with security and in-line data transformation.

George Haeger

Horizontal integration

George is a technical lead at Horizontal Integration and has been working with Sitecore for over 10 years. His current role has him working with teams building solutions for Sitecore Commerce, SXA and custom built applications. Prior to joining HI he worked for a fortune 50 food company where he developed a starter kit component library for their international sites that allowed them to launch 48 sites in eight months. With a degree in graphic design and passion for development George can make sure setting up your site to leverage Site Core personalization will get your desired results.
James Derry

Nemetos

James’ aim in founding Nemetos was to assist companies in understanding the richness and opportunity that the Internet offers and allow them to expand their interaction and create a dialogue with their customers.

Originally an engineer James has always seen technology as the vehicle to a final goal, rather than for the sake of technology itself. In the digital world, technology has become a facilitator to new forms of marketing conversation. The marketing department can gain the independence to create new e-campaigns, keep their brand buoyant, personalize the web experience and track their performance without total reliance on the IT team.

Machine Learning and now Artificial Intelligence offer huge possibilities. Even some very small initiatives allow for the beginnings of “Personalisation at Scale” and its James’ goal to create these opportunities for the clients that Nemetos works with.

Jeff Grosse

Traction on Demand

Jeff is a recognized leader in the Salesforce Community for his experience and advocacy in service transformation in various industries. He’s worked in and with contact centers for more than 20 years. He used to work at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, deploying Salesforce for all types of insurance sales, from large-group to individual and Medicare plans through direct and agency sales. Jeff has spent the past 9 years in consulting, helping organizations harness the power of Service Cloud to improve agent efficiency, deepen customer and patient interactions as well as helping improve NPS and CSAT across multiple verticals and industries.
Jim Noellsch

Rightpoint

Jim is a solutions architect with 15+ years of experience delivering enterprise websites, intranets, and custom applications, recently focusing on digital marketing and commerce applications built upon market-leading experience platforms. As practice lead for the CMS & Web Platforms team at Rightpoint, he partners with clients to deliver innovative technical solutions at scale. His passion lies in delivering amazing products that delight both the external and internal consumer.
Jonathan Price

Americaneagle.com

Jonathan manages Americaneagle.com’s Sitecore and Coveo Practices; encompassing project management, account management, development, QA and strategy. His role includes planning information architecture, user experience, technology best practices and complex integrations. In addition to being a newly named Coveo MVP, he has been a Sitecore Ambassador MVP since 2019. Jonathan has led teams working in many different industries which include clients such as The Joint Commission, Association of Standard & Quality, Clark Construction, Sanford Health, Samaritan Health, HomeServe USA, Rust-Oleum and Littelfuse.
Justin Bradley

Rightpoint

Justin Bradley is an experienced technologist specializing in designing, implementing and leading software solutions and projects for over 14+ years. Justin has worked in as a consultant for top tier firms for the majority of his career while also pursuing product development, working on sophisticated projects in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, education, manufacturing, distribution, and automotive including Interstate Batteries, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Starbucks, Bell Helicopter, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kodak Alaris, Wirtz Beverage Company, Nestle, Brother International, University of Texas at Arlington, Belden Cable and more.

Justin specializes in building experiences and integrations with CMS, PIM, Commerce, Marketing, Search Platforms, DAM, and Middleware solutions including Sitecore/Sitecore Commerce, Salesforce , inRiver and Stibo PIMs, Dell Boomi, and Coveo. Justin has in-depth knowledge of cloud computing and engineering in both AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Justin is active in the development community frequently attending the NDDNUG (North Dallas .Net User Group), Sitecore User Group Dallas, and Sitecore Marketing User Group Dallas and helps maintain a community blog. Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and graduated Magna Cum Laude as well as additional certifications from Apple, Microsoft, Sitecore, inRiver, and Dell Boomi. Justin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in CIS.

Matt Kloss

XCentium

A seasoned veteran of web technology, Matt has 17+ years of professional experience in a web development role.

Matt began his Sitecore journey in 2009 when he became Sitecore certified on version 5.4. Capitalizing on that certification, Matt joined XCentium 3 years later as a Sr. Sitecore Developer. Matt grew as an Architect and technology leader within XCentium and was named VP of Client Services in 2017. As a multi-year Sitecore MVP, Matt’s experiences range from engineering smaller proprietary solutions for nonprofits to large, global, multi-site, multilingual solutions for large companies including commerce sites with complex integrations.

Matt resides in Washington DC and when he’s not walking his dogs he enjoys traveling the world and trying new experiences.

Michael Cizmar

MC + A

Michael Cizmar is the founder and Managing Director of the award-winning consultancy MC+A. He has worked in the Enterprise Search field for 18 years with completing over 300 implementations. As a past Coveo Impact speaker and Coveo Webinar Guest, he is sought out frequently for his market analysis and technical approach to bringing the Coveo Relevancy Engine to organizations by Customers and Coveo.

Neil Wixsom

Appirio

Neil Wixsom is an Integration Architect and the Coveo Subject Matter Expert for Appirio. In this role, he designs solutions for some of Appirio’s leading clients and serves as the expert in Search across both Appirio and their parent company, Wipro. Neil’s interest in Search technologies began decades ago at WAIS, the original search engine that came out of Thinking Machines. WAIS was acquired by AOL for their expertise in Internet and Search and Neil began work on the original version of AOL.com.

Since then, Neil has continued in his passion for technology and Search with over 25 years of experience as a developer, integration expert and executive with certifications across Salesforce, Coveo and Castiron. He holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in Applied Mathematics with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is fluent in English and Italian. Outside of work, Neil is passionate about classic cars and motorcycles, Italian food, red wine and golf. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.

Vikas Sachdeva

iTalent

Vikas Sachdeva has more than 25 years of experience in aligning technology to business needs and delivering cross-functional, onshore-offshore CRM, search, business intelligence implementations . He leads the federated search and relevancy practice at iTalent Digital. He has led and delivered federated search solutions across business domains involving multiple data sources, multiple search interfaces. Before joining iTalent, he managed medium sized distributed teams to implement and manage CRM, custom web/non-web applications for hi-tech companies.
Walt Rolle

RDA Corporation

As a technology leader with 20 years’ experience in the field, Walt is currently focused on helping his clients launch complex digital transformation roadmaps that get results on time, the first time, to deliver outstanding customer experiences. Today’s digital ecosystem includes a wide variety of technologies, and Walt leverages extensive practical experience to ensure the vision of the roadmap is accurate. Over the years Walt has delivered: web applications, system integrations, search applications, content management, marketing automation, commerce platforms, CRM platforms, and data warehouses.

A key component of an outstanding customer experience is being able to find the right information quickly. In the modern technology era, we are inundated with email, social media, and search results. To that end, as part of the digital strategy, Walt leverages Coveo as a core platform. Coveo helps information seekers cut through the noise, which helps businesses win in a very competitive marketplace regardless of industry. Walt also teaches his clients how to use analytics to objectively inform future decisions with data and collect return on investment information to make sure digital budgets stay healthy!

Walt is an avid learner and as a result of keeping up with industry trends has received the following awards: Coveo MVP, Sitecore Strategy MVP, Best Commerce Experience; and the following certifications: Sitecore Professional Developer, Salesforce Platform Developer, PMP, Microsoft (MCAD/MCSD), Dynamics CRM. Walt has also spoken at a variety of venues over the years: Sitecore Symposium, Marketing Summits, and User Groups (Sitecore, Salesforce, Microsoft BI).

Think you have what it takes to be a Coveo MVP

Nominations for the 2021 cohort will begin in November 2020. Stay tuned!