• What We Do

    Merivis Foundation supports veterans preparing for their next mission through training, mentorship and job placement for Salesforce cloud technology careers. With a growing need for Salesforce certified professionals and the highest density of veterans in the country, Texas is rich with opportunity to help veterans transition to civilian life and find great careers. Learn more about upcoming certification events.

Accenture McEvoy Memorial Kennedy Walk

In support of Merivis, the Accenture Military Employee Resource Group will sponsor the first ever Accenture McEvoy Memorial Kennedy Walk (50 miles in 20 hours) on November 5, 2016.

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Services

Veterans

Are you a Military Veteran looking to transition into a growing civilian career? Learn how you can be a part of a Merivis Foundation cohort and join the growing Salesforce ecosystem though Salesforce Certification.

Partners

We are always looking to partner with other Veteran Service Organizations or Non-Profits that serve our military as well as individual volunteers that are passionate about our cause. Learn how you can get involved in the Merivis Foundation.

Businesses

Are you looking to become a “Vet Strong” corporation? We are your source for Salesforce Certified Veterans, contact us about recruitment opportunities or build your brand as a supporter of Veterans in technology through sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

Meet The Executive Board

Board of Directors

Hector Perez

President

Board of Directors

Hector Perez

President

Hector is a United States Air Force veteran who served during Operation Desert Storm and originally hails from San Antonio Texas. Hector served a total of seven years as both the Air Force medic and a civil service nurse based at Lackland AFB and Sheppard AFB, Texas.

Board of Directors

Katherine Perez

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Katherine Perez

Executive Director

Kate Perez is an experienced marketing professional focused on the technology industry with more than 10 years of experience building strategic programs for companies such as a Cisco and Dell.

Board of Directors

Joe Castro

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Joe Castro

Board of Directors

Currently, Joe is a Sr. Director at Appirio, where he leads the technical pre-sales and delivery arms for Appirio’s central region. He holds Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, Developer, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant and Administrator Certifications.

Board of Directors

Nolan Felipe Melson

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Nolan Felipe Melson

Board of Directors

Currently, Nolan works in Austin as a Business and Test Analyst within the Capgemini Custom Software Development sector in addition to serving as the Capgemini Veterans Employee Resource Group’s (VERG) North America Co-Lead. Nolan is a United States Army veteran who served as an Air Defense Artillery officer specialized in the Patriot Missile System based out of Fort Hood, Texas. Nolan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and was a four year letter winner on the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Gymnastics team. While serving as a West Point Cadet, Nolan also interned at General Electric Aviation, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (Redstone Arsenal), and NASA Kennedy Space Center during STS-135 “The Last Shuttle Mission.” Nolan holds certificates from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Summer Institute in General Management, Peking University Beijing International MBA Program (West Point Summer Exchange), NCEES Industrial Engineering (FE), The George Washington University Division of Information Technology Business Analysis, and Capgemini Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Nolan has also volunteered at the Dr. Bernard Harris Foundation and as a “Big Brother” for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, NY.

Elio Camey

Board of Directors

Elio Camey

Board of Directors

Elio is a Principal Success Specialist for Salesforce. Spanning a 22-year career in technology, Elio has led large-scale technology programs for global brands, to include Electronic Arts, Pioneer Electronics, Dun & Bradstreet, etc. He helped launch several world-first products - the original DVD-R drives (sold through by Apple – SuperDrive®, Sony and Hewlett-Packard) and QFLIX, the predecessor to Netflix.

As a United States Marine, Elio honorably served with Bravo Battery 1/14, 4th Marine Division from 1993 to 1999. Corporal Camey (NCO), managed personnel and ordinance logistics in a 155MM Artillery Battery. His exceptional service and Esprit de Corps earned him two meritorious promotions.

Elio holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Texas State University. Elio earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Administration from California State University Long Beach. He also holds an Associate Arts Degree in Industrial Design from Golden West College.

Originally from Orange County California, Elio & wife Traci relocated to Austin 10 years ago, after being recruited by the then CEO of Roxio-Sonic. Over the last decade Elio has held numerous roles in the industry, including a stint as Chief Operations Officer for an Austin, Texas Start-up.

Elio holds the following Salesforce Certifications; Salesforce Admin, Salesforce Advanced Admin, Salesforce Developer, Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant and Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant.

Elio is also a volunteer at Saint Williams Catholic Church. He also served his community as a member of the Round Rock SERTOMA (Service To Mankind) foundation from 2012-2014.

Amy Flamenbaum

Board of Directors

Amy Flamenbaum

Board of Directors

Amy runs Salesforce consulting engagements and pre-Sales delivery processes as a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Cloud First Applications group. With over 20 years’ consulting experience, Amy has applied her technology, training, and change management skills to help transform organizations all over the world including Dell, MasterCard, University of Chicago, Arthur Andersen,and AlixPartners. With a focus on education, Amy brings experience creating and running Technical Boot Camp programs, building technical-certification-based curricula, and fixing business problems with training solutions. Her certifications include Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant, Administrator, as well as a ScrumMaster and ITIL Fundamentals. Amy graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Education.

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Salesforce provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications

VetForce

VetForce’s mission is to impact the lives of 10,000 veterans by helping them gain Salesforce training, certification and related employment.

The biggest gap in the cloud is the ready supply of Salesforce-Certified professionals: administrators, developers and business analysts. Meanwhile, thousands of U.S. veterans transition from the military each month, but many lack the training and network to identify the best available opportunities in the civilian world.

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