Verndale Wins 9 Sitecore MVP Awards

Sean Connell, Chief Technology Officer

We are very excited to announce that nine members of the Verndale team have been recognized with Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards by Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software. These nine recipients are distributed across three global categories - Technology, Commerce, and Ambassador.

Technology MVPs

Commerce MVP

Ambassador MVP

David Callay

Hetal Dave

Sean Connell

Deepthi Katta



Elizabeth Spranzani



Rick Cabral



Richard Leiva



Sandy Foley



Santiago Morla



Now it its 13th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes exceptional professionals from the Sitecore community who actively share their expertise of Sitecore products to advance the future of customer experience and drive organizational change. A distinguished group of 315 Sitecore experts from the more than 12,000 certified developers and more than 20,000 active community participants, Sitecore MVPs’ are awarded for the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the contributions they make by sharing their product expertise and mastery of the Sitecore platform with other Sitecore partners and customers.

We are incredibly proud of our nine 2019 MVP Award winners, and of our long-standing partnership with Sitecore,” says Sean Connell, Verndale’s CTO. “Sitecore is a true pioneer in marketing technology, leading the way on customer-centric innovation. After taking eight awards in 2018 and winning a Hackathon Award for Sitecore Experience Accelerator, this is an amazing way to celebrate the beginning of a new year – and reinforces our deep commitment to helping our clients succeed through leveraging Sitecore’s content and commerce ecosystem.”

Verndale has been a premier Sitecore partner since 2007, with 37 MVP Awards, 75 Certified Developers, and over 500 experiences built.

The Sitecore community is renown as a place where members can easily collaborate and benefit from the vision and technical knowledge of one another,” said Pieter Brinkman, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore. “Within this community, MVPs set the standard of excellence for product expertise, enthusiasm, and willingness to donate time and energy to help customers and partners realize the full power of the Sitecore platform. Their passion is instrumental to the ongoing success of the Sitecore ecosystem.”

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™ 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.

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