Meet Sharif Shaalan, roundCorner’s Technical Architect Manager, pictured above enjoying Egypt with his daughter. In his six year tenure with roundCorner, Sharif has worn many hats on both the product and services side, acquiring 7 Certifications and earning the title of 4x Salesforce MVP. Let him convey to you his passion for his work, and where it all came from.
“I graduated from Rutgers University in 2000 with a BS in Business Management. From there, I took on various Sales positions and consistently became a top seller. In 2007, I found myself doing inside sales, cold calling and using Salesforce as an end user. I was promoted to Sales Trainer in order to train new hires, and on my first day off of the phones, the Salesforce Admin for the company had quit. The CEO called me into the office and said, “You are now the Salesforce admin too”. “Sure,” I responded, and that day is when my journey really started.
I spent the next two years learning Salesforce in what I consider to be the best way — hands-on! In 2009, the company sent me to Dreamforce, where I realized the true potential of the Salesforce platform. I spent the next few months studying for my Salesforce Admin Certification and passed my exam in early 2010. As soon as I added “Certified Salesforce Admin” to my LinkedIn profile, I was bombarded with job and contracting offers in the NYC area. With a few good contracting offers, I decided to start my own consulting company, Agile Cloud Consulting LLC.”
“In early 2011, one of my clients was roundCorner. I contracted with roundCorner until late 2011, when I decided to join the company full-time as a Principal Consultant. With roundCorner, I found a great team and culture that allowed me the balance to grow personally and professionally. Six years later, I am still with roundCorner, now serving as a Technical Architect Manager.”
The rC culture is very supportive of personal and professional goals. In addition, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and rC allows me to foster that internally by allowing me to take ownership of my deliverables and trusting in my ability to execute.
Moreover, I love that we help organizations that are doing good in the world. It makes working with roundCorner even better, to know that the things we do on a daily basis can have a huge impact on so many causes.”
If you’re interested to join the roundCorner team, visit our careers page and learn more about our open positions.
Sharif enters the fray at Dreamforce 2016.