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    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.

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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

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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.

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Katherine Perez

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Katherine Perez

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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.

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Joe Castro

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Joe Castro

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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.

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Nolan Felipe Melson

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Nolan Felipe Melson

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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.

Amy Flamenbaum

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Amy Flamenbaum

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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.

Lee Lopez

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Lee Lopez

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Lee Lopez is an experienced sales, marketing and consulting professional with a successful history of influencing business direction and strategy to optimize profitability and growth. Currently, works as a manager with Capgemini Digital Customer Experience North America practice with a growing Salesforce team.  Primary focus is to help clients leverage their Salesforce investments with industry best practices while incorporating individual client needs.  He holds Salesforce Administrator, Developer and Scaled Agile Framework for enterprise certifications.  Lee has worked in various roles within business consulting to IT leadership in the corporate world. Living in London for a few years, Lee worked with global teams deploying Salesforce for Dell Inc. and has worked with the Salesforce platform since 2008.  Proven ability to implement effective policies and procedures, enhance productivity while reducing costs, and increase efficiency. Lee graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with a Bachelors in Business Administration.

Stephanie Herrera

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Stephanie Herrera

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Stephanie works at Spredfast as the Director of Salesforce and Business Operations. She got her start in Technology 19 yrs ago at Dell.  After Dell she went on to work for startups and Apple. After Apple she focused her energy 100% on the Salesforce Platform. Stephanie is also a Salesforce MVP with 3 Salesforce Certifications.She lives and breathes Salesforce, so much so, that in January of 2014, she founded and continues to lead the very first Salesforce Women In Tech chapter in Austin, that now has chapters throughout the US and globally.  She also Founded and has been leading Salesforce Saturday since March of 2015, which works within the Salesforce platform to grow your individual skillets within a team environment, and has grown to many new chapters throughout the US and India. Stephanie also works with Veterans and spouses of Veterans to help them get started in a career in Salesforce and has been a mentor within the Austin Partners in Education program for the last 3yrs. Stephanie works to provide mentoring to children, teens and adults in both their personal and professional lives.  Due to the amount of mentoring Stephanie has done within the Austin Salesforce Community and the Austin Community in general, she was a Finalist for Mentor of the Year for Austin’s Under 40 in 2016. 

Roberto Rondero De Mosier

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Roberto Rondero De Mosier

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Prior to entering the legal profession, R.C. graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto and entered the booming start-up sector, where he helped develop a small company into a cross promotional events and sports marketing business. He later went on to recruit and develop sales managers across the United States for one of the largest business to business sales companies in the world. R.C.’s knowledge of business management, along with his sales background, has provided him the needed experience to help clients address both their individual and business growth needs as a COO and Attorney.

R.C. maintains consistent community involvement in Austin, having served on several nonprofit boards from Latinitas, Inc. to the Austin Symphony BATS. He currently serves on the board of Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos and volunteers time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas and Austin Pets Alive. In 2015, R.C. was honored as an Austin Under 40 Awards finalist, recognizing Austin’s emerging professionals and community leaders.

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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.