Hector Perez Jr
Currently Hector works as a CRM Strategy & Platform Leader at Amazon Web Services in Seattle. 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. After his military career Hector graduated from the University for Texas at Austin where he received his bachelors of business administration and later went on to earn his MBA from Texas State University.
In this post military career Hector has worked in various roles within from business consulting to IT leadership the corporate world. Living in London for a few years, Hector worked with global teams deploying Salesforce for Dell Inc and has worked with the Salesforce platform since 2007. Hector holds five Salesforce certifications and is a board member of Salesforce’s customer advisory panel for their platform products. Hector also volunteers as a “Big Brother” Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas and is married to his beautiful wife Kate Perez. Recently Hector was honored by Salesforce and awarded the Salesforce “Golden Hoodie” at the DC World Tour.
Co Founder and Board of Directors
Joe is Vice President and Chief Architect at Appirio, where he leads the Global Salesforce Technical Architecture practice. He started the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA) Training Program at Appirio, where he is helping some of the best and brightest Technical Architects prepare for the challenging CTA Review board. His passion for learning (and teaching) has carried over to Merivis, where Joe is responsible for the training curriculum and building the supporting applications that Merivis uses to deliver collaborative virtual training for our cohorts.
Joe holds Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, App Builder, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant and Administrator Certifications. He is a graduate of Rice University, and received his MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Prior to Appirio, Joe worked at Accenture, Dell and ITT Hartford.
Co Founder and 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. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an M.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Ballet Austin, President of the Board for the Symphony BATS, is actively involved in The Blanton Museum and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Perez is also part of the Advisory Board of the Texas Conference for Women and is a Next Generation Project Texas Fellow with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Essential Class of 2013 and Emerge Class of 2009 and has previously been involved in organizations including Leadership Austin and Greenlights 501 Council.
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 completed the certifications for the Project Management Professional (PMP), and also the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I). Nolan has also volunteered at the Dr. Bernard Harris Foundation and as a “Big Brother” for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, NY.
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.
Board of Directors
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.
Board of Directors
Stephanie works at Spreadfast 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
Board of Directors
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.