Recognition reinforces the agency’s position as Platinum Partner

CHICAGO – February 1, 2018 – Rightpoint, an independent customer experience agency with technology at its core, announced today that Sitecore®, the global leader in experience management software, has recognized nine of its content management systems (CMS) professionals as 2017 Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), among only 329 professionals recognized this year. Sitecore’s 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.

Six of Rightpoint’s honorees have been distinguished in the “Technology MVP" category including Mike Marnocha, CMS Senior Solutions Architect, Chirag Patel, CMS Senior Solutions Architect, Yogesh Patel, CMS Lead Developer, Gabriel Streza, Managed Services Developer, Rob Ahnemann, Director of Technology, and Jagmohan Rathore, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture. Thomas John, Senior Director, Commerce Practice, was recognized as a “Commerce” MVP. In addition, Vadim Dolt, VP, Managing Director Dallas, and Mark Ursino, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, were named MVP “Ambassadors.”  

Now in its 12th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, strategy, and commerce advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results. MVP candidates are selected based on their mastery of Sitecore’s platform and ability to share knowledge with partners, customers, and prospects. 

“In addition to adding five new Sitecore MVPs from our talented team of CMS experts, we are thrilled to see our four of our team members honored for the second consecutive year,” said Chris Crombie, Senior Vice President of Sales and Alliances, Rightpoint.  “As a Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner, Rightpoint has had great opportunities to integrate our strategy, UX, design, and technology teams with Sitecore to create user-focused, platform-based digital, and e-commerce experiences.  We look forward to continuing to deliver transformative results for our clients with Sitecore’s Experience Platform.”

Pieter Brinkman, Sitecore Senior Director of Technical Marketing, stated in Sitecore’s corporate press release: “ Sitecore has an extensive ecosystem of professionals and experts who serve as a driving force behind thousands of successful Sitecore implementations taking place across the globe. Our MVPs are vital members of this ecosystem, and the Sitecore MVP Awards honor their substantial contribution to the community. Furthermore, Sitecore MVPs continue to raise the bar, as their willingness to share expertise and commitment to giving back to the Sitecore community is unmatched.”

MVPs consistently set a standard of excellence by delivering technical chops, enthusiasm, and a commitment to giving back to the Sitecore community. They truly understand and deliver on the power of the Sitecore Experience Platform to create personalized brand experiences for their consumers, driving revenue and customer loyalty.”

The Sitecore Experience Platform™ combines web content management, omnichannel digital delivery, insights into customer activity and engagement, and strategic digital marketing tools into a single, unified platform. Sitecore Experience Commerce™ 9, released in January 2018, is the only cloud-enabled platform that natively integrates content and commerce so brands can fully personalize and individualize the end-to-end shopping experience before, during, and after the transaction. Both platforms capture in real time every minute interaction—and intention—that customers and prospects have with a brand across digital and offline channels. The result is that Sitecore customers are able to use the platform to engage with prospects and customers in a highly personalized manner, earning long-term customer loyalty.

Rightpoint’s MVPs serve a one-year term, which includes ongoing recognition as a Sitecore expert and community leader as well as early access to releases, exclusive invitations and speaking opportunities at Sitecore events as well as insight into product and company strategy.


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Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at our core. We create seamless digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, design, technology, and mobile innovation and emerging technologies via Raizlabs, to evolve the way our clients do business. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1,000 companies and has been named one of Crain's 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Chicago for four consecutive years. Rightpoint is the largest independent agency with 400 employees across nine U.S. offices. For more information, visit


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