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The elite distinction of 2015 Sitecore Most Valuable Professional was awarded for in-depth platform knowledge and exceptional contributions to the Sitecore Community

Velir, a premier Sitecore partner, today announced that its Director of Marketing and Analytics, Andrew Blackmore, received the “Digital Strategist Most Valuable Professional (MVP)" distinction from Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management. Velir further announced that 3 of its developers have been named Technology Most Valuable Professionals. Andrew was one of only 26 worldwide to be recognized as a Sitecore Digital Strategist MVP and Corey Caplette, Dan Solovay, and Daniel DeLay were three of only 141 people worldwide to be named Sitecore Technology MVPs this year. There are more than 26,000 developers and hundreds of partners in Sitecore’s global network. Less than 4% of Sitecore partners worldwide received an MVP designation, making Velir one of the leading Sitecore partners globally.

Now it it’s ninth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology and digital strategy advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results. The Sitecore MVP Award recognizes the most active Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge with other Sitecore partners and customers.

"We were one of the first agencies to partner with Sitecore in the mid-2000s and we saw tremendous potential in the platform since day one. We are proud of Andrew, Corey, Dan and Daniel for their outstanding contributions to the Sitecore Community. They are representative of the standards we set for our entire company and we are looking forward to continuing to work with Sitecore to power digital experiences that resonate and engage, for some of the biggest organizations and brands around the world."

— Mark Gregor, CEO

Velir has grown with Sitecore to become one of the largest Sitecore certified solution partners in North America with more than 40 Sitecore certified developers on staff. Velir has performed over 80 enterprise-level Sitecore implementations and completed hundreds of Sitecore-related projects.

“Marketers are overloaded by siloed data and are looking for a simple way to access a single view of their customers,” said Lars Birkholm Petersen, global director of business optimization services, Sitecore. “ Using Sitecore’s experience platform, Andrew has helped our customers execute relevant, multichannel brand experiences resulting in exceptional business outcomes for our customers.”

“We are grateful for the leadership, expertise and ongoing contributions that Corey, Dan, and Daniel have made to the Sitecore community,” said Lars Fløe Nielsen, Co-Founder and senior vice president, technical marketing, Sitecore. “They have demonstrated mastery of our technology and exemplify the spirit of Sitecore.”

Sitecore’s experience platform combines web content management, omni-channel digital delivery, customer insight and engagement, and strategic digital marketing tools into a single, unified platform. The platform is incredibly easy to use, capturing every minute interaction – and intention – that customers and prospects have with a brand, both on a website and across other digital channels. The end-to-end experience technology works behinds the scenes to deliver content targeted to individual customers, so that they engage in relevant brand experiences that earn loyalty and achieve results.

Velir is a digital agency based in Somerville, MA, just outside of Boston. With a team of 140 digital professionals, they are passionate about connecting organizations and their audiences through the creation of immersive experiences across digital channels. Their core competencies in digital strategy, user experience design, content management, marketing platform integrations and data visualization have helped shaped the digital presence for some of the world's most influential and inspiring brands and have made Velir one of the largest Sitecore-certified Solution Partners in North America. For more information, please visit


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