April 2014 Meeting Details
Agenda: SharePoint Search and a SharePoint Conference Panel Discussion
Community Update - DaySPUG Committee
Presenters - Rick Valencia, Gerald Parish, Randel Hall
Gerald and Randel will be sharing information and topics from the
Microsoft Conference during the first week of March, 2014.
April's Sponsor - BA Insight
Rick Valencia's Speaker Bio:
Rick Valencia has been selling search technology since 1990 when he joined Folio Corporation in Provo, Utah selling Folio VIEWS. Folio was most recognized as the online manuals for Novell networks and was popular with many professional publishers in the legal and accounting professions. Rick closed Folio’s first million dollar deal with Columbia HCA which used Folio to publish internal online documentation for many of the hospitals applications saving them millions of dollars in hardcopy printing and distribution costs while improving productivity.
While at Folio, Rick spent 4 years organizing and leading the international sales team and grew international sales to 25% of total revenues by establishing distributors and resellers throughout Europe, Central and South America and throughout the Pacific Rim.
In 1995 Rick moved to Dayton, Ohio shortly after LexisNexis acquired Folio Corporation and opened up a new sales territory in the Midwest. Across several company acquisitions Rick continued to sell search technology.
In 2006 Rick joined FAST Search and Transfer, where he sold his career-high software license and exceed sales quota by 400%. In March of 2008 Rick joined Microsoft through the FAST acquisition. In July of 2010 Rick was one of six U.S. sales reps selling and educating Microsoft reps and partners the then new FAST Search for SharePoint product.
Rick joined Endeca in September 2011 to try his hand at selling search in the commercial market place. Shortly thereafter Endeca was acquired by Oracle and added ATG Commerce to the solution set.
In December 2013, Rick joined several of his FAST colleagues at BA Insight, a Microsoft Partner he worked with while employed at Microsoft. BA Insight helps SharePoint customer with a platform solution that extends core search capabilities creating successful search-driven applications.
Rick and his wife Elizabeth live in Centerville, Ohio. Rick loves spending time with his family and is an avid fly fisherman.