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Hedgehog Development Announces Seven Sitecore MVPs Included in 2016 Class

Holbrook, New York, USA — February 18, 2016 — Hedgehog Development is pleased to announce that Lead Solutions Architect Charles Turano, Development Manager Sean Kearney and Solutions Architect Sean Holmesby, along with Senior Solutions Developers Nikola Gotsev , Derek Hunziker and Dmytro Shevchenko have been named “Most Valuable Professional (MVP)” by Sitecore, the global leader in experience management software. They are six of only 177 people worldwide to be awarded MVP status this year. This is the sixth MVP Award for Sean Kearney and fourth for Charles Turano, as well as the third for Sean Holmesby and second for Nikola Gotsev. It is the first for Derek and Dmytro.

We are also delighted that Marketing Strategist Mike Shaw has been named a “Digital Strategist Most Valuable Professional (MVP)” by Sitecore, one of only 35 people worldwide to be named a Sitecore Digital Strategist MVP this year.

Now in its tenth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, digital strategy, and commerce advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results.

The Sitecore Digital Strategist MVP Award recognizes individuals with strong experience in executing data-driven marketing solutions and proven success in using Sitecore’s Experience Platform to deliver exceptional business outcomes for customers, while the Sitecore Technology MVP Award recognizes the most active Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline.

“We’re very focused on helping companies get the most out of Sitecore, so having seven members of our team recognized by Sitecore for their contributions is thrilling,” said Dan Galvez, CEO of Hedgehog Development. “The real winners, though, are our clients, who get to work with this talented bunch every day.”

Hedgehog Development is a leading global provider of digital experiences that change the way consumers interact with brands. By combining years of experience delivering outstanding Sitecore solutions with the impact of a cutting edge marketing innovation team, Hedgehog technologists are experts in custom application development and technology to business implementation, focusing on the Sitecore Experience Platform.

Sitecore’s Experience Platform combines web content management, omnichannel digital delivery, customer insight and engagement, and strategic digital marketing tools into a single, unified platform. The platform is incredibly easy to use, capturing every minute interaction—and intention—that customers and prospects have with a brand, both on a website and across other digital channels. The end-to-end experience technology works behind the scenes to deliver context marketing to individual customers, so that they engage in relevant brand experiences that earn loyalty and achieve results.

“We are grateful for the leadership, expertise, and ongoing contributions that Charlie, Sean Kearney, Sean Holmesby, Nikola, Derek, Dmytro and Mike have made to the Sitecore community,” said Pieter Brinkman, Director of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Sitecore. “They have demonstrated a mastery of our technology and exemplify the spirit of Sitecore.”

Hedgehog Development

Hedgehog Development creates custom .NET applications that support companies ranging from mid-market to enterprise Fortune 50 companies. A Sitecore Gold Implementation and Technology Partner, Hedgehog has experience bringing business value through technology to companies in a wide range of verticals, and has successfully implemented numerous types of solutions to companies from travel to active lifestyle, to financial and non-profit.