Velir Wins 2023 Sitecore Most Valuable Professional Awards
We’re excited to announce that five members of Velir’s team have been named Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) by Sitecore®, a global leader in end-to-end digital experience management software.
Now in its 17th year, the MVP program recognizes professionals who actively share their fascination, knowledge, and expertise with online and offline Sitecore communities to help them best utilize Sitecore products to deliver premier audience and customer experiences.
Selected from more than 16,000 certified developers and over 30,000 active community participants, this year’s 241 MVPs are truly an elite group. MVPs were selected by a panel of Sitecore employees for the quality, quantity, and impact of the contributions they made in 2022, including the sharing of their product expertise and advanced knowledge of the Sitecore platform to support both partners and customers.
In 2022, our MVPs produced content on everything from Sitecore Content Hub to Next.js, Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) 10.3, Sitecore’s move to a composable portfolio, and Experience Manager (XM) Cloud. One also spoke at Sitecore Symposium about site reliability engineering in a composable world.
"As a Sitecore Platinum Partner for the past 15+ years, we’re extremely proud to have our employees honored by the Sitecore MVP program. All five MVPs have earned this distinction four or more times with two of them earning the MVP title more than 10 times total. The fact that they’ve received this honor so consistently demonstrates their longstanding commitment to the Sitecore community and Velir’s Sitecore practice. We deeply appreciate the time and effort each of our MVPs puts into their Sitecore leadership."
As a Sitecore partner for 17 years, Velir has remained at the forefront of Sitecore’s evolving technology and product portfolio. We’ve developed deep expertise with its products by performing hundreds of Sitecore implementations and advising customers on how they can maximize their investments in Sitecore.
This Year’s Sitecore MVPs
Our five MVPs represent three global categories: Technology, Strategy, and Ambassador. Technology MVPs are recognized for actively sharing their Sitecore knowledge with partners and customers both online and offline. Strategy MVPs drive business results by showcasing strong data-driven marketing experiences and leveraging Sitecore’s DXP solutions. Ambassador MVPs partner with Sitecore executives, participate in community events, and provide insights about the Sitecore product roadmap and strategy.
Here are this year’s Velir Sitecore MVPs by category.
- Alessandro Faniuolo
- Erica Stockwell-Alpert
- Dan Solovay
- Dan Murphy
- Corey Caplette
With these awards, Velir is now home to three of the 137 Technology MVPs, one of the 30 Strategy MVPs, and one of the 74 Ambassador MVPs named worldwide.
“It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time to be named a Sitecore MVP. The fact that Velir has five Sitecore MVPs this year is a testament to the team’s expertise as well as the work we do with our clients to maximize their investments in Sitecore. By partnering with our clients and Sitecore customers, the specialized knowledge our MVPs have, contributes to meaningful Sitecore experiences that build trust and loyalty between our clients and their audiences.”
Get to Know Our MVPs
Corey Caplette (13x MVP, 2010–2023) Velir's CTO, has been working with Sitecore since its arrival in the U.S. market in 2006. Supporting clients as Sitecore moves deeper into cloud delivery models and composable architecture has been one of his main areas of focus.
Dan Solovay (11x MVP, 2013–2023) is the Sitecore Practice Lead at Velir and assistant organizer of the New England Sitecore User Group. He also writes and speaks frequently about Sitecore-related technologies.
Dan Murphy (6x MVP, 2018–2023) is a tireless advocate for Sitecore content authors and digital marketers, writing and speaking regularly on how to craft efficient, author-friendly Sitecore solutions.
Erica Stockwell-Alpert (5x MVP, 2019–2023) is the author of the Sitecore Content Export/Import tool and writes about a variety of Sitecore-related technical topics for her blog “Erica's Sitecore Adventures.” You can also find her on the Women of Sitecore blog.
Alessandro Faniuolo (4x MVP, 2020–2023) is the author of the Web Forms for Marketers to Sitecore Forms conversion tool. He also blogs and speaks regularly on DevOps-related topics.
In 2023, our MVPs are working closely with Sitecore to create innovative digital solutions that meet the needs of both our clients and their audiences. Here are the blog posts and Sitecore insights our MVPs and other Sitecore experts have shared with the community in the past year:
- Overcoming Personalization’s Content Challenges in Sitecore
- Sitecore Symposium: How to Embrace the Composable Future
- Symposium 2022: Sitecore Enters Its Next Phase of Growth
- Sitecore Symposium: Bridging to XM Cloud with Sitecore DXP 10.3
- Sitecore Introduces Content Hub One, a Pure Headless CMS
- Sitecore Symposium: What’s Your Future as a .NET Developer?
- Sitecore Symposium: Why DXP + Next.js is a Game-Changer
- SUGCON 2022: Sitecore’s New Headless CMS Options
- SUGCON 2022: Sitecore’s Composable Future Comes into Focus
- Sitecore Goals, Events, and Outcomes: When and How to Use Them
- Why a Taxonomy & Tagging Strategy Is Important for Your Site Build
To learn more about the MVP Program, visit the Sitecore MVP Site: mvp.sitecore.com.