January 31 2019

The Reference wins 4 Sitecore "Most Valuable Professional" awards

Ghent, 31/01/2019, Sitecore®, the global leader in experience management software, just announced the Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for 2019. The Reference is very grateful to receive 4 MVP-titles, which makes us unique in Belgium.

The Reference was a Sitecore pioneer in Belgium (going back to 2006 when we introduced Sitecore in Belgium) and these MVP awards reaffirm this leadership position in the field of experience management and customer engagement. We are the only Belgian agency with four Sitecore MVPs. Congratulations to Kris Verheire and Gert Gullentops for the renewal of their technology MVP titles. We also celebrate the newcomers this year, Bart Verdonck (technology MVP) and Frederik Taevernier (ambassador MVP) who obtained their first MVP titles.

These awards are a great recognition for our MVP’s technical experience and commitment in online and offline Sitecore communities. Frederik Taevernier’s efforts have not gone unnoticed too. His ambassador title celebrates our partnership with Sitecore executives in which he provides insights and feedback regarding product roadmap and strategy and his participation in community events and engagements. 

“Our clients are digitally mature organizations. Therefore, we consider it our responsibility to provide them with the best possible service by pushing the limits every day. Gert, Kris and Bart get the most out of the Sitecore platform, and boost the expertise and enthusiasm of the whole team. It makes us proud that Sitecore recognizes their efforts too”, comment Philip Achten and Arnaud Geyskens, responsible for the Sitecore team at The Reference. “As a Sitecore Platinum Partner, we go to great lengths to not only provide an impeccable technical implementation, but to also bring added value from a business perspectiveThat’s where Frederik, as a member of a select group of Sitecore Ambassadors, makes all the difference”, continues Anja Cappelle, CEO of The Reference.

Frederik adds: “This MVP award really is the icing on the cake. It is all thanks to the combined forces of technical expertise, mastery of the Sitecore platform and the sharing of insights that we excel in finding Sitecore solutions for our clients. This is a good start for 2019 in which we aim to learn and offer more creative solutions”.

The Sitecore MVP Awards celebrate each year the most active Sitecore professionals from around the world. Sitecore MVPs have a talent in sharing and implementing Sitecore solutions to advance the future of customer experience and drive digital transformation. They are outstanding leaders who inspire others to realize their full potential by their enthusiasm for the Sitecore platform and their achievements.

 “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 contributions are immensely appreciated because the passion of our MVPs is instrumental to the ongoing success of the Sitecore ecosystem”, said Pieter Brinkman, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore. 

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