7Summits Rockstar Phil Weinmeister Wins Lightning Bolt Trailblazer Award for Community Cloud Pioneer

Kari-Lynn O'Neil | December 20, 2017

Vice President, Product Management at 7Summits, Recognized as Salesforce Community Cloud MVP

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – At Dreamforce 2017, Salesforce announced its inaugural Lightning Bolt Trailblazer Awards that celebrated partners, customers, and leaders who pushed the boundaries this year with Salesforce Community Cloud and Lightning Bolt. At the event, Phil Weinmeister, Vice President, Product Management at 7Summits and a Salesforce MVP, was named one of the first “Community Cloud Pioneers” for his dedication to the Salesforce Community Cloud product in the form of thought leadership, evangelism and partnership activities.

Lightning Bolts are frameworks that empower companies to accelerate the creation of communities, next-generation portals and customer-facing websites. Lightning Bolts, now available on the AppExchange, are designed for a wide variety of business and vertical industry needs.

Weinmeister’s award was one of two individual awards, and one of the only individual awards for full-year involvement. “I am extremely honored to accept the inaugural designation of Community Cloud Pioneer from Salesforce. It has been a pleasure to work with the Community Cloud team so closely over the past few years, and I’m already looking forward to blazing new trails with communities in 2018.”

Phil Weinmeister (right) accepting the Trailblazer Award for Community Cloud MVP with Mike Micucci, GM and SVP Community Cloud (Salesforce) at Dreamforce, in San Francisco, CA on November 7th, 2017.

In his role at 7Summits, Weinmeister develops Lightning-based products and solutions for customers, partners and employees on Community Cloud. Phil has earned 18 Salesforce certifications and has authored a highly-rated book about no-code app building with Salesforce titled “Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code: Customizing Salesforce on the Force.com Platform.” He is currently authoring a second book named “Complete Guide to Salesforce Communities: Building, Managing, and Enhancing an Online Community on Salesforce,” which further establishes his expertise and thought leadership in the Salesforce ecosystem.

“We are both proud and excited about Phil’s latest achievement. Phil is instrumental in developing exciting, transformative solutions for our clients,” said Paul Stillmank, CEO and founder of 7Summits. “By developing groundbreaking Salesforce Community Cloud solutions, Phil embodies the thought leadership we revere in our sherpas at 7Summits.”

About 7Summits

7Summits Inc. is a leading online community solutions provider, guiding companies to engage their customers, partners and employees to grow their business and become more fully networked enterprises. 7Summits creates business solutions that deliver top line revenue growth and bottom-line productivity improvements. The company is a valued strategic partner of Fortune 500 companies and has received investment funding from both Sverica Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. 7Summits is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an extended presence in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Denver, Washington DC, California, Seattle, Michigan and Ohio.

About Salesforce Community Cloud

Salesforce Community Cloud is an intelligent digital experience platform that enables companies of all sizes and industries to quickly build socially engaging, personalized websites and portals that seamlessly connect to their business data. Built on the Salesforce Platform, Community Cloud extends Salesforce CRM and easily connects to third-party systems and data sources, so companies can access the tools and information they need to be successful. With Community Cloud, companies have experienced a 45% increase in customer satisfaction and a 48% increase in faster case time resolution. Salesforce, Community Cloud and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc

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