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If you are reading this article, then you must be an avid salesforce user. More so, you want to be part of the forum and engage with influential people who can enhance your Salesforce experience. Likewise, we are also a bit obsessed with learning more about the CRM, but in all good ways. And we learned a lot in our journey.
We found out that there are a lot of people who have amassed great knowledge about Salesforce.com, and loves talking about it. Ranging from lead management to pipeline creation, they share almost everything. Keep a lookout for them.
Top 15 Influential Salesforce Pros
Here is our curated list of the top 15 influential Salesforce gurus who you should be following to scale your Salesforce knowledge
- Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce
Charlie claims to be an IoT guy apart from being a Salesforce team member. He regularly tweets behind the scenes happening at Salesforce, as well as a ton of helpful information about CRMs and tech.
- Ben McCarthy, EMPAUA
Best known as Salesforce Ben, Ben is a four-time certified Salesforce MVP. He shares all of his Salesforce knowledge on his blog SalesforceBen.com. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with the latest blog posts, plus an inside look into life as an MVP.
- Adam Seligman, SVP Developer and Admin Relations for Salesforce
Adam is in charge of leading the Salesforce Trailhead program — “the fun way to learn Salesforce.” If you are looking for a fun way to gain Salesforce insights, he is the person to follow. Trailhead has guides for Salesforce.com success geared towards admins, developers, salespeople, and more. He retweets more than he tweets, but they’re worth checking out!
- Pat Patterson, Developer Evangelist Architect at Salesforce
It won’t take you much time to see that Pat mostly tweets tech-oriented material which is aimed primarily for developers. That said, they’re full of tips and advice for developers focused working with the program. He presents at many events such as Dreamforce, OSCON, JavaOne, the RSA Conference, Defrag, Gluecon, and more.
- Dan Darcy, SVP of Productivity at Salesforce
What’s there in a designation, right? Dan is a sales trainer, product marketer, builder, and storyteller for Salesforce. Dan bridges the gap between the product and the customers. He constantly retweets the Trailhead program, Salesforce, business, and messages of motivation. He should definitely be in your follow list.
- Dave Carroll, Developer Evangelist at Salesforce
Like Pat, Dave also shares content geared for the more tech-minded. You will find him sharing helpful tips around Salesforce implementation, business strategy, other developer events, and more.
- Mike Gerholdt, Salesforce Admin Evangelist
Certified admin/ developer/ sales cloud consultant – that’s Mike. He is a multi-session Dreamforce presenter, who is known as a bit of a Salesforce hero. He shares tons of tips and insights to make Salesforce implementation easier for all levels of users.
- Trish Bertuzzi, President & Chief Strategist at The Bridge Group
Trish is one of the most prolific sales influencers on Twitter, sharing tons of nuggets on sales strategy, sales tactics, and Salesforce.
- Peter Coffee, VP of Strategic Research at Salesforce
Peter works with app developers and CIOs to build a global community of innovation, service, and success. Having been with the company for nine years, Peter has a lot of expertise to offer his followers.
- Matthew Lamb, CRM and Sales Tech at Rackspace
Matthew is a nine-time certified Salesforce MVP and technical architect. As a CRM and sales tech, he’s pretty much a walking encyclopedia of sales and Salesforce knowledge. Follow him for a wealth of Salesforce tips and education, as well as curated articles on business, entrepreneurship, and more.
- Brent Leary, Co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials, LLC
Brent is a seasoned Dreamforce veteran on the cutting edge of CRM technology. His consulting and advisory firm is focused on helping small and mid-size enterprises make the most of CRM systems with successful implementation and management. He tweets about SMB strategy, KPIs, data, entrepreneurship, CRM, and more.
- Wes Alkin, Video Marketer at Vidyard
Wes is another Salesforce MVP, a video marketer, and cloud computing pro. He tweets about compelling digital marketing, sports, and you guessed it … cloud computing.
- Becka Dente, Director or Cloud Technology at Conga
Becka is an inaugural, five-time Salesforce MVP. She’s an expert in Salesforce admin and cloud technology implementation. In her work, she’s responsible for the constant evaluation of the data model to meet the core needs of the business. She tweets about Salesforce, Trailhead, and different Salesforce events.
- Jeremy Waite, Salesforce Evangelist
Jeremy is a Salesforce Evangelist, the author of From Survival to Significance, and is currently writing UBERNOMICS — the first book to take a deep dive into the economics of Uber. Naturally, he’s been tweeting about Uber, but he also frequently shares useful stories around data science, marketing, advertising, social media, business, and of course, Salesforce.
- Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
Saving the best for the last – who will know better about the company than the CEO himself? Marc doesn’t need much of an introduction. Not only does he tweet regularly about Salesforce, he also shares his tips on entrepreneurship, business, and his passions such as science and the environment. He also happens to be one of the most active CEO of a Fortune 500 company on Twitter with an average of 5.5 tweets per day.
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