CHICAGO, IL - February 11, 2020 – Rightpoint, a global experience company, today announced that seven members of the Rightpoint team, Rob Ahnemann, Vipin Banka, Thomas John, Phil Paris, Mahendra Shekhawat, Gabe Streza and Mark Ursino, have been named Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) by Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software. They are part of an exclusive group of only 316 individuals worldwide to be named Sitecore MVP this year.

Recognizing professionals within the Sitecore community who actively apply their talent and expertise to help others best utilize Sitecore products to deliver premier customer experiences, the MVP program is now in its 14th year. Of more than 13,000 certified developers and over 24,000 active community participants, the 316 MVPs are truly an elite group. This year’s MVPs were selected for the quality, quantity and impact of the contributions they made in 2019, including the sharing of product expertise and mastery of the Sitecore platform to support both partners and customers.

“Rightpoint is thrilled to have 7 Sitecore MVP’s this year. These 7 people are the best at what they do, and we could not be more proud of them. experience is at the forefront of everything we do at Rightpoint, and our customers have come to expect a world class tool for the delivery of those experiences. The combination of our MVP’s, the Sitecore XP, and our customer obsession is unmatched,” said Chris Crombie, Senior Vice President, Rightpoint.

Rightpoint creates positive human interactions that drive meaningful business outcomes. Our team of MVPs have the expertise required to support complex projects that deliver experience-led transformation.

“One of our greatest assets is the highly collaborative Sitecore community, where members share technical knowledge and insights across numerous channels and at events to help each other build greater digital experiences for their organizations and customers,” said Pieter Brinkman, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore. “Sitecore MVPs stand out as leaders within the community for their passion and willingness to invest their own time with contributions ranging from educational blogs, videos, podcasts and speaking engagements to community engagement and support on social media and forums. They are an invaluable resource and important part of the Sitecore user experience, for which we are truly grateful.”

“Sitecore MVPs are always at the top of the list to get access to the latest developments and offerings from Sitecore, and we will rely on them heavily when we introduce the new Software as a Service offering later this year. I am looking forward to working on this together with this incredible group.” added Brinkman. Sitecore’s SaaS offering will make it much easier and faster to build digital experiences, while maintaining the flexibility for Sitecore partners and customers to create differentiated experiences. Once a user is on Sitecore’s SaaS platform, they will always have the most current version of the product with the ease of automatic upgrades.

More information can be found about the MVP Program on the Sitecore MVP site: