NorCal Dreamin' Founders
Below are a list of the NorCal Dreamin’ Founders. These people and companies helped fund the first year of the event to ensure it had the funds needed to get started. Huge thank you to everyone listed and those anonymous people that didn’t want to be listed.
There are still a few Founder tickets available.
VP Product, ICIX
Bill is the founder of NorCal Dreamin’ and co-founded Tahoe Dreamin’. He has been in the Salesforce world since 2001 and is currently an independent Salesforce consultant. Bill has 14 Salesforce certifications and is a 5x Salesforce MVP.
He loves to tell how he had pizza with Marc Benioff in 2001 at a Salesforce training class but the story may or may not be true. When he is not busy building cool stuff in Salesforce or planning NorCal Dreamin’ his son Nolan keeps him busy.
MVP | notisblank.com | Los Angeles WIT
notisblank or (not(isblank(someone or something))*
Origin: Techie English akin to Validation Formula Expressions with first known use at Dreamforce September 14 2015 San Francisco CA by NotIsBlank Monica
Derived from Isblank function [ ISBLANK( value ) ] which tests if a value is blank (empty)
*atypical usage of a combination of two formula functions [not and isblank] for use as flattering slang indicating someone or something is smart, generous, forward-thinking and/or aspires to excellence.
A light-hearted and opinionated calculation of (something) which returns either notisblank or isblank.
NorCal Dreamin’ is “notisblank” !!!
Husband, father of 3, mentor, 16 year veteran.
Jon has a unique blend of business acumen, technical wisdom, and engaging leadership to maximize the benefit of others. An early adopter of the commercial Internet since 1996, Jon has built cloud CRM and ISV solutions since 1998 and began his Salesforce journey as an admin in 2003. As a leader in the ecosystem, Jon provides mentoring for VetForce and DP Academy participants, has 7 certifications, and has spoken 5 times at Dreamforce and World Tour events. As a foster kid, Jon helps other foster kids transform past pains into future gains with his Founderkids organization.
The Crevalle Group
The Crevalle Group is a staffing firm focused exclusively on the placement of permanent and contract Salesforce consultants throughout the US and Canada.
Our W-2 contractors enjoy 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance along with 100% matching 401k with immediate vesting. We work with Global Strategic Partners, Platinum Partners, smaller consulting firms, the Federal Government along with end clients for staff augmentation.
Our unique model includes having a Certified Technical Architect on staff full time.
Salesforce Architect & Developer
Tami started her Salesforce career in 2012 as an accidental admin and is now an accidental architect and intentional developer. She loves the opportunity to combine her interest in technology with her passion for mission-driven work. Tami graduated with a degree in Environmental Science, and although her plans to become a wildlife biologist did not pan out, she loves her current work and the community she has found because of it. In her spare time, she is a user group co-leader, RAD Women coach, and Amplify co-leader.
Founder and CTO, theCodery
Sebastian Kessel has been working in the Salesforce ecosystem for the last 10 years, in several different verticals, including Healthcare, Pharma and Manufacturing. Sebastian is currently CTO of theCodery. theCodery is comprised of a seasoned team of Salesforce.com experts who deliver enterprise-class products and system integration solutions. Leveraging technical architecture, product delivery acumen, and strong design principles the company carries the requisite expertise to meet all ranges of business need. From a simple sales process implementation to a custom data pipeline to a fully custom ISV package, theCodery delivers.
Awesome Admin, Salesforce MVP
Misty started in the Salesforce world in 2011 as an accidental admin, but is now on her journey towards Application Architect. She’s a Salesforce MVP, 9x Salesforce Certified, the leader of Phoenix Women in Tech, & can often be found Flyin’ Solo to many Salesforce Community events.
Founder and CEO, theCodery
Rob Jacques has been implementing Salesforce.com solutions for a decade. Focused on strong product management expertise, he has guided 40 Salesforce ISVs through the product delivery lifecycle. theCodery is comprised of a seasoned team of Salesforce.com experts who deliver enterprise-class products and system integration solutions. Leveraging technical architecture, product delivery acumen, and strong design principles the company carries the requisite expertise to meet all ranges of business need. From a simple sales process implementation to a custom data pipeline to a fully custom ISV package, theCodery delivers.
Senior Salesforce Systems Analyst
Naureen Hameed is an 8x certified Salesforce Specialist. She has diverse experiences across several different industries with a broad understanding of Salesforce platform. As an avid Salesforce learner, she is always preparing for her next Salesforce credential and has a goal to get all certifications.
She loves to travel and has been to Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and Middle East. Her interests also include fitness and creating clean alternative food recipes.
CEO - Valence; Certified Instructor; MVP; Architect
Chuck Liddell runs an AppExchange company named Valence, empowering admins by providing data integration natively on the Salesforce platform. Chuck is a Hawaii User Group leader, 20x certified Salesforce MVP, certified Salesforce instructor, and led his company through the first batch of the Salesforce incubator in San Francisco. He regularly speaks at conferences, including Dreamforce and TrailheaDX.
Chuck’s passion is the intersection of education and expert developer patterns. He organized The Extracurricular, an advanced collaborative learning session embedded in TDX 2018, and has recorded Pluralsight videos covering developer topics such as authentication and Lightning Web Components.
Senior Consulting & Salesforce Solutions for Nonprofits
Now IT Matters
What good is a system your staff doesn’t use? Our team will partner with you to create a plan, implement technology solutions your staff will actually use, and support you through go live and beyond. Getting their start at nonprofit organizations, our team of experts has over 188 combined years of nonprofit experience, 75 combined years of Salesforce experience, and 30 Salesforce certifications. We know nonprofits. We know Salesforce.
Salesforce Consultant | Trainer | Analyst
Dee is a 6x certified Salesforce professional and new business owner of Shes in Tech, Inc, which specializes in Salesforce training and admin services. She is a 2x speaker at Dreamforce (’17 and ’18) and Salesforce World Tour on release management and user adoption as a solo admin. Currently, she is on the journey to become a certified Salesforce Application Architect. Though Salesforce has become a major part of her life, she always makes time for her other addiction: KARAOKE!
Healthcare Staffing Done Better
FlexCare Medical Staffing
FlexCare is a nationwide leader in travel nurse, therapy, and allied healthcare staffing services for the top acute care facilities and healthcare systems in the country. Our unique process ensures that our healthcare professionals always work with a single point of contact and are offered the maximum possible pay for every position, every time. FlexCare has received numerous accolades from top industry authorities and has been certified by The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Health Care Staffing Services since 2008.
TECH + HEALTH + FASHION
VSP Global comprises five complementary businesses that combine eye care insurance, high-quality eyewear, lens and lens enhancements, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to strengthen the relationship between patients and their eye doctors. For more information, please visit us at www.vspglobal.com or email [email protected]
Practice Area Lead, Slalom
Tyler is a 16x certified Salesforce Professional, including both a System and Application Architect. Tyler was also an original member of the San Diego Developer User group and has been the leader of that group for the last three years. As Practice Area Lead for Slalom’s CRM Practice in Orange County and San Diego, Tyler is at the forefront of global, enterprise Salesforce digital transformations leading highly talented teams in the local area. With over ten years of experience developing, configuring, and architecting solutions, Tyler has a wealth of experience to share with the community.
Global Systems Integrator Specializing in Salesforce Solutions
Maantic Inc. is a Global systems integration company specializing in the implementation of business applications and Digital Transformation. Our core practice areas include CRM, BPM, Robotics, Big Data and BI.
Maantic is a Salesforce Partner with proven capabilities in Sales/Service Cloud, Nonprofit NPSP, Community Cloud and Custom Force.com platform. Our COE engages in continuous engineering and providing customers with a roadmap and strategy to improve their processes. Areas of expertise include solutions for Nonprofits, Education Cloud, Philanthropy Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Pardot, Salesforce integrations with third party systems, and Salesforce AI including Einstein Discovery and Einstein Analytics.
Maantic is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with development centers in Tampa, FL and Pune, India.
Founder and President
Richard has developed Salesforce apps for event registration since 2006. He manages development of an app suite for Coca-Cola that handles registration, ticketing and hotel rooms for VIPs and other guests at major international sporting events such as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.
Text messaging for your sales and support teams in Salesforce
Textey is an intuitive-to-use, easy-to-configure, affordable text messaging application available on the Salesforce AppExchange. Increase your response rate with leads. Deliver exceptional support to your customers.
Email feels cluttered and slow. Textey allows your team to respond quickly to customers while providing a personalized, conversational approach to sales and service. Your team won’t have to use their personal cell phones and all communication is tracked in Salesforce for visibility and reporting.
Textey includes powerful Lightning components that can be embedded on any record page, as well as an inbox feature where you can manage all your text message conversations from a single page.
The Salesforce backup and restore experts since 2011.
Capstorm: on-premises solutions for Salesforce data. Bring Salesforce data into an on-premises relational database. Use your data for complex reporting, archival, data warehousing, or integrating with an external system. A Salesforce backup should be readily accessible and easily verifiable! All Salesforce records stay in your data center behind your firewall.
Why wait until a data disaster to test the “disaster recovery solution”? In a few clicks, populate Salesforce sandboxes with targeted production data, a rich slice of data, optionally anonymized. Leverage sandboxes so each developer has a private environment, able to be populated with a rich data set without touching data loader. Wave goodbye to overwritten code!
Simplify migration projects by performing data transformations within a relational database. Capstorm extracts and loads connected Salesforce data – no CSV’s needed. The load process is incremental, so a staged migration is possible! Try doing that with data loader!
Health Coverage for Business & Family
Western Health Advantage
Headquartered in Sacramento, Western Health Advantage is a non-profit HMO health plan founded in 1996 with a community-based mission by doctors and health care providers. WHA serves 14 Northern California counties (Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Colusa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara).
We are all about helping people obtain quality health care. We offer affordable coverage to employer groups, individuals and families, for every stage of life. We are here to help you stay healthy and facilitate the care you need when you need it. Proud to support the Salesforce community.
Manvir is the Founder and President of Zennify. Zennify is a Sacramento based Salesforce startup that provides authentic consulting and cloud solution services that drive impactful business outcomes. Balancing Salesforce technical expertise with clear purpose and line of sight to our client’s business objectives, we deliver contextual solutions that scale.
Director, IT Applications for Ciena
Started his Salesforce journey back in 2008, modifying his first “apex page” and getting hooked since then!
Stephan is the Santa Rosa North Bay Developer/User group leader and has been developing applications and doing IT work for the last 23+ years specializing in automation.
When he is not involved in some Salesforce pilot or using sfdx and Lightning web components to build cool things, he can be found at some hockey rink, somewhere, where his son plays travel hockey for the Santa Rosa Flyers.
Author | Salesforce MVP
Dan Appleman is a Salesforce MVP and the author of the book “Advanced Apex Programming in Salesforce”, and several Pluralsight courses relating to the Salesforce platform as well as other technology and career topics. He’s also the webmaster of searchtheforce.com. He’s a regular presenter at various events including Dreamforce, community conferences and user groups. Dan currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Full Circle Insights, a Salesforce ISV partner.
Certified Consultant & CPQ Specialist
Michael is originally from Australia where he implemented Salesforce for his Construction Supply company. That was the start of Michaels journey into Salesforce and has since gained experience with Salesforce ISV Partners, Consulting Partners and now as a Consulting Partner himself with Comans Cloud Solutions. Michael is 6 x Certified and is a Certified Salesforce Consultant and CPQ Specialist.
Back in the shadows of 2014 with an uncommon engineering degree in hand and an eagerness to learn, out emerged a young lad starting his Salesforce journey (on accident, of course). Today, Steven engages in geeky conversations around Salesforce or Sales Operations at local community events in San Francisco and Oakland and he is eager to meet everyone at NorCal Dreamin’! If you are around the Oakland area, please consider joining the new East Bay Salesforce User Group.
Outside of Steven’s career goals, you might find him reading up on his secondary passion around Education or wheezing out of breath playing volleyball.
Leadership in Salesforce & value-driven IT solutions/services
Propoint Technology, Inc.
Propoint Technology provides top-quality services and solutions to public and private sector customers, including a proud history of service to California agencies, departments and programs. While Salesforce is core to our service delivery model, we also offer a wide array of services to our customers. These include:
- Salesforce solution planning/architecture, custom development, configuration, administration
- Data Analytics/Business Intelligence needs analysis, reporting requirements and modeling
- Performance Management solutions
- IT Project Management (Agile emphasis)
- IT Strategic Planning, feasibility and procurement support
- Business process analysis, change management