Coveo's 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 Relevance Cloud over the past decade; our 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

2022 Coveo MVPs

Adam Borsi

Valtech

Adam Wiener

DSS Partners

Adi Buddhavarapu

FocalCXM

Allen Han

Perficient

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.
David Austin

Fishtank

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.

Deepa Shanmugasundaram

Rightpoint

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.

Eric Tseng

NeuraFlash

Jaina Baumgartner

RDA

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.

Jean-Francois Lheureux

Sitecore

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.
Jeffrey Rondeau

DEG

Jennifer Johnson

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Jesse Murray

Rightpoint

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.

Kiran Patil

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Kristofer Quinn

Perficient

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.

Mohammed Syam

Americaneagle.com

Mohammed Syam is a Solutions Architect working for Americaneagle.com, has been working with Microsoft.Net Stack for over 10 years, Mohammed worked with Coveo for Sitecore on multiple projects and recently working with Coveo for Commerce, also have experience working with Sitecore different products for more than 7 years, Mohammed is also Sitecore MVP for the last 6 years since 2016.

Mohammed responsibilities range from Enforce best practices among the Sitecore web development team while building websites and doing code reviews, Lead and mentor new and current developers and help them onboard with the latest technologies used, to Participate in business development activities such as sales pursuits with prospects, estimate new projects and define scopes.

Naveed Ahmad

Interactive Strategies

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.
Zachary Fischer

Perficient

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