05 Mar 2020
Meet Matthijs Kuiper, Salesforce Consultant
By: Manola van Diest
You'll often hear me say: on Salesforce, everything is possible!
Tell us something about yourself?
I have been part the Talent Peaks Implement team for the past 6 months now. My main focus is guiding our customers on complex or multi cloud projects where we integrate clouds like Marketing (Pardot), Sales, Service on a single platform combined with Communities, AppExchange partners like Documill and SignRequest or custom integrations. A couple of months ago, we’ve changed our custom Salesforce development proposition and that’s something I also enjoy working on. You can also find me consulting in the solution design phase with my (pre) sales / business development colleagues.
Why work for Talent Peaks?
I’ve been following Talent Peaks on social media since the start up phase and even without having been in contact in person, I felt a positive vibe. Having worked with Joram, Frank and Martijn on projects in the past, I kinda knew what I could expect: a customer central, creative can do mentality. I’m not trying to sound too much like our beloved hashtag #doingcoolstuffwithcoolpeople, but since I started my professional career 16 years ago that’s basically what It has been all about and what I enjoy most. I really like the diversity in client portfolio, project challenges and solutions at hand to be creative in solving customer challenges and immediately experienced a great level of trust.
Could you tell us something about your career path?
When I was studying, I started my professional career having different roles such as Test Engineer (Quality Assurance), Software Development, System Administrator and configuring and implementing front- and back office solutions. All in all, I worked more than I studied. After getting my degree and some traveling, I enjoyed starting in Sales & Recruitment but I felt the inner urge to change my career path back to IT.
Some people called me crazy, but I quit half a year in advance, so I had a clear deadline for myself. That was about 7,5 years ago and since then I’ve been developing myself on the Salesforce platform. I worked with companies of all sizes whilst having had roles implementing, configuring, integrating and developing applications. Depending on the challenge at hand, I did either Project Management, Salesforce implementation or Solution Design and also enjoyed being part of an app development scrum team. I did so for a variety of specific purpose apps such as ATS, FMS, VMS and IT/Employee Service Management, while also learning and applying Salesforce Platform and specific cloud knowledge (Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, etc).
You’ll hear me saying this a lot in projects: "On Salesforce, everything is possible."
What do you bring?
Having a broad background in both customers and projects via past roles, I hope to offer customers a best-of-breed solution for their challenges, guide them on their Salesforce path and/or help them integrate Salesforce with their system landscape. I know I’ll bring in my enthusiasm, can-do-mentality, organisation-sensitiveness and analytical, structured and targeted way of working to the table. I believe that only with a joint effort you can make a project successful.
Looking back on the first months?
I took a deep dive being immediately involved in two more complex implementation projects with tight deadlines. I had a lot of fun doing so and enjoyed the support and trust of my colleagues and my customers Aethon and SUSA flexibel studentenwerk. I look forward to advancing hand in hand with the Talent Peaks team guiding our customers on achieving their company goals using Salesforce technologies!
Tell us one thing we really want to know about you?
I have a work hard, play hard mentality. I'm a big fan of Salesforce. You’ll hear me saying this a lot in projects: "On Salesforce, everything is possible." Goes without saying, I enjoy work and will always challenge myself and others, but friends and my (Talent Peaks) family are important and I like to be able spend time with them.
Great to have you on board, Matthijs! Good luck and we hope you'll embody our hashtag for many years ahead.
Curious what Salesforce has to offer?
Contact us and discover how we can impact your business. Are you a Salesforce fan as well and does it look tempting to become part of our team? We are always looking for talented cool people, so if you are ready for a new challenge, let’s have a chat!