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Meet Sean Lowe, 10K’s New Account Executive

Today, we proudly announce that Sean Lowe has joined the 10K team as an Account Executive!

Sean started his Salesforce career in 2015 as a Business Development Rep at Salesforce Marketing Cloud, where he was eventually promoted to Commercial Account Executive. Those years of hands-on experience helping customers realize the power of the Salesforce platform energized Sean to pivot to the partner side of the ecosystem, where he could help even more customers tailor the Salesforce platform to serve their unique business challenges. Years of working alongside remarkable Salesforce talent and partnering with business leaders across various industries allowed Sean to grow exponentially as a business professional and land his next adventure with 10K. 

We are excited to bring Sean’s energy and perspective to our customers and community of Salesforce experts. Read on to learn more about Sean and his vision for his new role as an Account Executive. 

What are you most excited to accomplish in your first year?

No other SI in the Salesforce ecosystem can accelerate time-to-value with exceptional results like 10K. Our on-demand model and elite expert community put us in a prime position to disrupt traditional consulting models and, ultimately, how customers maximize their Salesforce investment. I’m excited to evangelize 10K’s unique service offerings across the ecosystem and develop strategic partnerships with the Salesforce GTM team. 

10K’s on-demand consulting model is unique in our industry. Why do you believe in the model, and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the Salesforce ecosystem?

Over the years, I’ve seen firsthand how the traditional SI model prevents organizations from optimizing their Salesforce org in a timely, cost-effective manner. The differentiators of 10K’s consulting model (including no minimum spend, no long-winded discovery process, and no long-term contracts) make it simple for customers to solve their Salesforce challenges. It’s our mission to give Salesforce customers and experts the freedom to engage and deliver value on their terms.

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

Our entire GTM team embraces the responsibility of supporting quality organizations with our elite independent Salesforce consultants. I feel privileged and excited to help provide our experts with more project opportunities. 

What is your favorite adventure?

Parenthood! Over the last few years, my wife and I have been lucky enough to welcome three children and a puppy into our family. It’s been a wild ride! 

Meet Matthew Rothman, 10K’s New ISV Partner Manager

Today, we proudly announce that Matthew Rothman has joined the 10K team as our first ISV Partner Manager! 

Matthew started his professional services career in the Microsoft ecosystem but transitioned to the Salesforce space over 10 years ago. From the jump, he embraced the mantra, “If it’s not in Salesforce, it doesn’t exist” – something he repeats to customers quite often. Having worked for several SIs and ISVs in sales and delivery, Matthew’s background and expertise will bring a valuable perspective to 10K’s ISV Partner Program

Read on to learn more about Matthew and his vision for his new role as our ISV Partner Manager. 

You’re 10K’s first ISV Partner Manager. What is your vision for the role, and what are you most excited to accomplish in your first year? 

I’m eager to provide value and support for 10K’s Expert Community, our current ISV partner roster, and our future partners. My focus will be working closely with the 10K Community so I can identify and pursue ISV partnerships that will benefit from and expand our on-demand consulting model. I also look forward to working alongside our ISV Delivery Manager, John Receveur, to ensure our experts and partners are synced up for successful solution delivery.

Additionally, I want to ensure that our ISV partners have all the support they need to grow their software practice. By leveraging 10K’s on-demand experts, our partners can focus on building great products without worrying about balancing professional services delivery. Our community can introduce them to customers they never would have been exposed to without 10K. 

10K’s on-demand consulting model is unique in our industry. Why do you believe in the model, and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the Salesforce ecosystem?

10K has built an innovative consulting model that more effectively supports complex digital transformation initiatives while guaranteeing a better customer experience. Our on-demand services give Salesforce customers the freedom to ramp up or down seamlessly to fit their evolving needs. Flexibility is one of our key differentiators. 

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

My role is to collaborate with our community of independent Salesforce consultants. We are focused on supporting their career and business goals and determining how we can realize those goals together. It’s essential to understand the type of ISV partner our experts are interested in working with and their goals in working with a particular solution. It’s all about providing opportunities for our expert community to strengthen their skill sets and deepen their experience across cutting-edge technologies. 

What is your favorite adventure?

Snowboarding out west! 

Meet John Receveur, 10K’s New ISV Delivery Manager

Today, we proudly announce that John Receveur has joined the 10K team as our first ISV Delivery Manager! 

John has played in nearly all corners of the Salesforce ecosystem. His first foray with Salesforce was as an end user, primarily for sales pipeline management. After finding interest in the technology itself, John joined a Salesforce ISV to help create an improved mobile experience for the platform. Most recently, he was on the SI partner side, where he supported delivery to sales engineering and developing go-to-market strategies for several industry-specific solutions. John’s unique background and experience make him an exciting addition to 10K’s internal team and ISV Partner Program

Read on to learn more about John and his vision for his new role as our ISV Delivery Manager. 

You’re 10K’s first ISV Delivery Manager. What is your vision for the role, and what are you most excited to accomplish in your first year? 

We share a common goal with each of our ISV partners: to provide a successful solution delivery and exceptional customer experience. My job is to ensure our experts and partners are equipped to deliver scalable and repeatable success across every engagement for every customer.   

Additionally, we want to help our ISV partners grow their businesses by supporting their engagements with the Salesforce ecosystem’s most elite experts. With 10K managing the delivery of our partners’ solutions, we can help them open doors to new customers. In my first year, I am most excited about empowering our expert community to deepen their 10K skills and capabilities amongst our ISV partner solutions. 

10K’s on-demand consulting model is unique in our industry. Why do you believe in the model, and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the Salesforce ecosystem?

10K has designed a consulting model that allows for flexibility, both for customers and independent Salesforce consultants. Given the rapidly evolving nature of enterprise technology applications, the ability to be flexible and quickly ramp up and deploy new solutions with trusted expertise is paramount. 

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

For the ISV ecosystem specifically, we give our expert community the option to broaden their skills in solutions that we have determined to have large growth prospects in the marketplace. Conversely, we are providing our partners the freedom to focus on the work they love doing (building great products), while we manage the successful implementation of these solutions. 

What is your favorite adventure?

Outside of raising 3 children? Backcountry skiing in Canada!

Meet Amanda Bittner, 10K’s New Delivery Manager

Today, we proudly announce that Amanda Bittner has joined the 10K team as our first dedicated Delivery Manager!

Like many in the Salesforce ecosystem, Amanda fell into her career accidentally. Shortly after starting law school in Australia and realizing law was not her passion, Amanda jumped into technology sales. Her tech career led her from project management in the public policy sector to serving as a Salesforce trainer for a consulting firm and holding various roles within the Salesforce consulting world, including associate, consultant, director, administrator, architect, and manager. With eight years of experience, Amanda has honed a unique set of skills as a delivery management expert.

Read on to get to know Amanda, what she appreciates most about our approach to Salesforce consulting, and how her role will add value to the 10K Community.

You’re 10K’s first Delivery Manager. What is your vision for the role, and what are you most excited to accomplish in your first year? 

My vision for this first year feels like a kaleidoscope. When I consider 10K’s growth since its founding nearly eight years ago, I can see the variety of beautiful pieces and shapes that have made the company what it is today. The 10K team has embraced and capitalized on its unique blend of expertise to build a one-of-its-kind company. 

In this first year, I’m eager to bring my perspective and skills into view. As the company’s first dedicated Delivery Manager, it will be my job to capitalize on 10K’s proven processes and create an exceptional delivery experience for our customers, experts, partners, and internal team.  

10K’s on-demand consulting model is unique in our industry. Why do you believe in the model, and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the Salesforce ecosystem?

Salesforce is a textbook disruptor whose commitment to innovation has paved the way for a thriving and growing ecosystem. 10K is on the same path with our on-demand consulting services. We are leading an overdue and necessary shakeup to the traditional consulting model from the top down. 

I’m passionate about Salesforce and 10K because I believe in one of their shared core values: trust. We have earned the trust of our experts, customers, and partners to provide an exceptional experience with every engagement.

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

To create freedom, you have to eliminate what weighs you down. My role is to identify the areas where I can relieve a burden for our internal team, our customers, and our experts so that they can gain more strength, support, and flexibility to excel at what they love to do. 

What is your favorite adventure?

My favorite adventure is the adventure I have not had yet. I have been incredibly blessed to have traveled to six continents, lived in three countries, and done some incredible things. However, I also know that there is an adventure in the ordinary, too, and I try to live out each day, finding some adventure. Whether it is big or small, near or far! Next on my adventure bucket list are Patagonia and to climb Mt.Kilimanjaro. 

Meet Katie Villanueva, 10K’s New Salesforce Administrator

Today, we proudly announce that Katie Villanueva has joined our team as 10K’s first dedicated Salesforce Administrator for our internal org! 

Katie will be instrumental in supporting the initiatives that advance 10K’s mission: to help more customers and Salesforce experts gain the freedom to excel at the work they love. Her extensive Administrator experience and deep involvement in the Salesforce community make Katie an exciting addition to the 10K team. 

Read on to learn more about Katie, her vision for her new role, and how 10K’s on-demand model is helping Trailblazers across the ecosystem achieve their dreams. 

You’re 10K’s first dedicated Admin. What is your vision for the role, and what are you most excited to accomplish in your first year? 

My first year will be focused on growth and absorbing all of the processes, flows, pain points, and efficiencies within 10K’s platform. The more I understand how the business is set up from the inside out, the more I can flex my Admin muscle and accomplish what I came to do: 

  1. Optimize functionality
  2. Enhance operational efficiencies

Joining 10K, a company that is at the forefront of modern Salesforce consulting, is an awesome opportunity to learn from its team of Salesforce MVP Hall-of-Famers and community of elite Salesforce experts. I’m excited to help transform and carry out 10K’s vision for our internal platform into the future. 

10K’s on-demand consulting model is unique in our industry. Why do you believe in the model, and why do you think what we’re doing matters so much in the Salesforce ecosystem?

There are two layers to my answer. One: I love Salesforce. I love what it can do, I love building it, and I love how it solves business problems and provides a suite of services to provide a full 360 customer experience. I’ve seen how it can transform a company into a well-oiled machine. That’s why it makes me sad when I hear folks say they’ve tried Salesforce, but it didn’t work out, or when businesses get rid of Salesforce because they don’t know how to use it to its full potential. It’s important to me that we give customers an opportunity to evolve and enhance their businesses using Salesforce because everyone deserves a chance to be great at what they do. 

This takes me to the second part: The Trailblazer community. Everyone has hopes and dreams, and if being an independent consultant is the dream or facilitates the dream, then I want to help those people be successful. Everyone deserves happiness, and 10K helps people and businesses achieve their goals. Can it get any better than that? Everybody wins!

10K’s vision is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love. How do you see yourself and your role in this vision?

Not only will I see the vision, I will embody it. I love to learn and grow and build, and now I get to do it all with an incredible company and people! As 10K’s Salesforce Administrator, I will be their fully dedicated expert to support and sustain the exciting growth we have ahead of us. It will be my responsibility to support an infrastructure that’s well-organized, responsive, and trustworthy. This will pave the way for 10K to create more opportunities for its growing community of Salesforce independent consultants and help more customers maximize their ROI. 

What is your favorite adventure?

In some ways, I feel like the best adventure is yet to come. I’m a Chicago girl who moved to Kentucky to be a farmer, graduated with a degree in radio, was a DJ for a time, and somehow ended up working in tech. Now, I live with my husband in a log cabin on 14 acres with three fainting goats, two dogs, and a garden we’re still trying to find time for. I got into Olympic weightlifting after a few years of CrossFit, am a yoga instructor, and have been rock climbing on and off for the last 20 years. My life has been incredibly unpredictable, but all in all, I’m happy with how it all turned out.

10K Announces ISV Partner Program And Expansion of On-Demand Model

Founding partners of 10K’s ISV Partner Program include Workato, Plauti, Logik.io, LeanData, and Work-Relay

In 2016, we established the Salesforce ecosystem’s first on-demand consulting partner because we knew there was a better way. At the time, two trends were unfolding:

Customers were fed up with the same broken consulting practices handed down from traditional software. Tired of long sales cycles, multi-year contracts, and paying exorbitant rates for inexperienced “experts,” customers wanted to move faster, maximize ROI, and transform their businesses.

At the same time, a growing number of seasoned Salesforce experts were leaving traditional employment. These seasoned experts saw the flexibility afforded by independent consulting and an opportunity to capitalize on the expansion and deepening specialization of Salesforce offerings. 

Today, the Salesforce ecosystem continues to grow rapidly, with over 2,500 consulting partners and thousands of ISV apps listed on AppExchange. With so many options, it can be overwhelming for customers to identify the right solutions and partners to meet their needs. Customers need the ability to innovate faster while trusting the work they’re getting.

Strategic ISV partnerships will enrich the value of on-demand consulting 

In this landscape, we are thrilled to build upon 10K’s mission – to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love – with the announcement of our ISV Partner Program, in partnership with Workato, Plauti, Logik.io, LeanData, and Work-Relay. Dedicated to forming strategic partnerships between industry-leading ISVs and our community of deeply experienced, on-demand Salesforce experts, our ISV Partner Program will help even more customers maximize their Salesforce ROI. 

For ISVs, we know how difficult it is to deliver high-quality professional services while building an enterprise-grade product. By connecting best-in-class ISVs with our global Salesforce expert community and on-demand consulting services, we can help more businesses accelerate their time-to-value, stay competitive in an ever-changing world, and gain the freedom to focus on the work they love. 

Our curated ISV community will also help create exciting new opportunities for 10K Experts, providing carefully vetted certification opportunities and connecting them with influential ISVs to gain more project opportunities and expand their client base. 

For Salesforce customers, 10K’s ISV Partner Program means that they can depend on our expert community for an even broader spectrum of trusted, on-demand services to help them maximize the value of their investment in Salesforce and its ecosystem of AppExchange solutions.

“This is the next phase in the evolution of 10K’s thriving expert community.”

As 10K’s Chief Strategy Officer, Matt Gvazdinskas, says, “This is the next phase in the evolution of 10K’s thriving expert community. By welcoming ISVs into the mix, we are charting a course toward mutual growth and shared success. Our partnerships will not only enrich the expertise of 10K Experts but also pave the way for new opportunities, new solutions, and a new level of excellence for our customers.”

Markus Zirn, Chief Strategy Officer at Workato, notes, “I am thrilled to be part of the founding cohort of 10K’s groundbreaking partner program. Workato’s roots lie in our commitment to the Salesforce [SFDC] ecosystem and, particularly, the SFDC MVPs who have been instrumental in our journey. Our partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration and our dedication to providing unparalleled value to the SFDC ecosystem. With 10K, we will shape the future of technology and enable businesses to thrive in this era of digital transformation.”

Interested in learning more about how our ISV Partner Program will drive more value for Salesforce ISVs, customers, and experts? Visit us here.