Senior Salesforce Solutions Engineer
Ken began his Salesforce certification endeavor in 2011 and has accumulated a total of 6 certifications since. He is currently working towards increasing his certifications along the technical architect path. Prior to joining Cloud Next Level, Ken held leadership positions with other Salesforce Implementation partners in the US. He has been responsible for sales engagements, scoping, as well as delivery for enterprise level clients.
“When I first started working with Salesforce, I realized this was a product that was going to change how software projects are delivered. At the time, no other software product was available by just signing up for a Developer Edition (complete with all the bells and whistles). It really ‘democratized’ the market making it available to the individual!”
Ken grew up in Cincinnati and is fortunate to still be in touch with friends he met in grade school! As is the custom in Cincinnati to ask: “which high school did you go to?” Answer: Greenhills! He earned his engineering degree from North Carolina State University (Go Pack) in 1989 and subsequently his Master in Industrial Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1999. Ken spent time in Chicago and Albany, GA working as an engineer in the automotive industry before returning to Cincinnati.
Having worked in manufacturing, product configuration and order management are domains Ken is particularly skilled in. He has implemented several CPQ solutions that span the entirety of the Quote to Order process. Ken knows that over time, Salesforce has added solutions that filled technical gaps in their offering, yet left enough open for its partners to create value added solutions for their customers. He doesn’t see this ending any time soon, which allows Cloud Next Level as a Salesforce partner to help you customize your incident for your needs.
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked with folks in diverse industries like manufacturing, healthcare, financial, and retail, and have gained insights that I can share with my clients on their Salesforce projects. In many cases, these insights give me the ability to see beyond the customer requirements to implement solutions that can truly move the needle.”
Outside of work, you can find Ken working on home improvement projects (fixing a bridge! OMG), hiking, golfing, and traveling.