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Velir is excited to announce that our Partner Alliance Manager Chris Brady has been named as an honorary Coveo Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Brady’s selection for Coveo’s new program recognizes his contributions to the Coveo community over the years.

"We’re extremely proud of Chris for being named as a Coveo MVP. We’re grateful for the fruitful partnership he has helped forge with Coveo over the past eight years. Chris has offered valuable thought leadership about how to successfully deploy Coveo that has immensely benefitted our clients in leveraging Coveo’s robust AI-powered search."

— Dave Valliere, CEO, Velir

The Coveo MVP Program

Coveo launched its new MVP program to honor partners who have contributed knowledge and expertise that have advanced the platform.

“In technology, knowledge share is crucial. For Coveo, it’s been our lifeblood, as individuals step up to provide specialized expertise for all stages of the product lifecycle. We wanted a formalized way of acknowledging their expertise – and build a mechanism for them to reach a larger, knowledge-driven community.” - Tom Melzl, CRO, Coveo

All inductees into the Coveo MVP program have provided expertise across a variety of groundbreaking advancements for Coveo including:

  • AI semantics
  • Behavioral analytics
  • Cloud and content analytics
  • Contextual relevance
  • Intent detection
  • Intelligent recommendations
  • Machine learning-powered relevance
  • Unified indexing and enterprise search
  • Unified interaction journeys

Honorary Coveo MVPs for 2020

Coveo selected 16 honorary MVPs for its new program. In addition to Velir’s Chris Brady other honorary MVPs include:

  • Corina Boland - SidLee
  • Dan Cruickshank - Fishtank
  • Deepthi Katta - Verndale
  • Eric Immerman - Perficient
  • George Haeger - Horizontal Digital
  • James Derry - Nemetos
  • Jeff Grosse - Traction on Demand
  • Jim Noellsch - Rightpoint
  • Jonathan Price -
  • Justin Bradley - Rightpoint
  • Matt Kloss - XCentium
  • Michael Cizmar - MC+A
  • Neil Wixsom - Appirio
  • Vikas Sachdeva - iTalent Digital
  • Walt Rolle - RDA

Moving forward, professionals considered for the Coveo MVP program will be evaluated on six criteria.

  • Platform Mastery
  • Deployment Expertise
  • Content Creation
  • Thought Leadership
  • Product Input
  • Creative Positioning

A formal nomination process for MVP status in 2021 will open in November. In the meantime, Coveo wanted to acknowledge partners who exemplify its vision and bring value to shared customers, according to Marie-Michele Caron, Coveo’s VP of Global Alliances.

Velir is looking forward to growing its relationship with Coveo and to nominating future individuals to its MVP program. We are excited to see how Coveo continues to develop its capabilities by offering clients increasingly relevant and personalized search results.

To learn more about how we’ve worked with Coveo, read about Velir’s Coveo expertise. Or you can see projects where we’ve successfully deployed it, by reading our case studies on the National Association of Homebuilders, the Urban Land Institute, and Main Line Health.

About Velir

Velir is an established mid-sized agency with a top-tier portfolio of clients, ranging from the world's largest non-profits to Fortune 500 brands. We pride ourselves on our people-first culture and a low-ego workplace that embraces experimentation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. To learn more, visit

About Coveo

Coveo enables enterprises to thrive in the experience age, by delivering unique experiences that are relevant, unified, and valuable. The Coveo Relevance Cloud™ uses AI, intelligent search, and recommendation technologies to personalize millions of digital experiences for customers, partners, and employees, for many of the world’s most admired digital experience leaders. Coveo delivers solutions for Commerce, Service, and the Workplace built on the Coveo Relevance Platform, with Coveo-accredited partners, and through Alliances with Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, and more.


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