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Patrick Lam
Feb 26, 2024
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Welcome 2024 Winter OMVPs

Hello, Optimizely community!

We are thrilled to announce and welcome the newest members to the Optimizely Most Valuable Professionals (OMVP) program! Each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion for Optimizely's suite of products, and we're excited to have them join our community of top-notch professionals. 

The OMVP initiative has always been about bringing together exceptional individuals in the industry who leads and mentors the community. They are not only skilled but also share our commitment and enthusiasm towards creating the best personalized experiences. This year, our selection committee has meticulously chosen professionals whose profiles stood out amongst many excellent applicants from across the globe.

Let's take a moment to get to know them:

The New Optimizely MVPs

Anil Patel from Knight Frank

"I am currently working as a Senior Software Developer for a world-leading independent real estate consultancy. I have 9 years of experience as a software engineer since starting out in 2015, with the majority of this time spent working within Optimizely."


Eric Deschambault from Thinkmax

Eric brings a blend of expertise in computer engineering and management, currently leading the eCommerce business analyst and digital strategist team at Thinkmax. He’s been working in software development and eCommerce for the past 15 years, combining technical expertise with strategic vision. He’s passionate about people, technology, eCommerce, digital strategies as well as guiding individuals and teams toward realizing their full potential. In his free time, you might spot him on a ski slope, sweating at a CrossFit box or running a marathon.


Frank Hohmeyer from Kuehlhaus

Frank Hohmeyer, a digital pioneer, boasts over 30 years of experience as a founder, entrepreneur, lecturer, speaker, coach, and expert in the digital business. His expertise primarily lies in developing success-based B2B solutions for all enterprises. Frank is an advocate of “Deep Partnering”, where he strategically creates synergies and brings together what belongs together.


Gavin Masters from Columbus Global

"I have been working in the Optimizely DXP and Commerce space for over 10 years, and with Experimentation since it joined the portfolio in 2020. I worked on one of the first Commerce implementations in the UK with Hallmark Cards and now I specialise in solutions for complex businesses such as M&D, B2B and “non-standard” retail."


Jeremy Brown from UNRVLD

"I’m a passionate Technical Team Lead based in Belfast. Working with Episerver/Optimizely over the last 6 years has been an exciting journey. Today, I feel extremely privileged to be part of the OMVP program. I look forward to developing my experience and growing as an Optimizely specialist."


Joe Watson from DEPT®

Joe is Principal Digital Consultant at DEPT®. He helps brands shape and deliver their digital roadmaps, and is a passionate advocate for technology that helps brands find or maintain their competitive edge. Joe works with clients like Nikon across all parts of Optimizely One pioneering their digital future.


Lindsey Rogers from Valtech

Lindsey Rogers is a Senior Marketing Analyst on the Data & Analytics North America team at Valtech, a global digital agency recently named the 2023 Optimizely Experimentation Partner of the Year. Lindsey's specialization in digital marketing, data analytics, marketing technology, and CRO is complemented by her proficiency in several Optimizely products, including Optimizely Data Platform (ODP), Optimizely Web Experimentation, Optimizely Content Cloud, and Content Recommendations.


Mark Hall from Perficient

"Professionally for the last 20 years I have been developing applications for the web with last 17 being either Optimizely commerce or CMS projects. I enjoy creating digital experiences for clients and seeing how those experiences can affect their bottom line. Personally, I am a husband and father of two amazing kids and wife, where we reside in sunny southern California and enjoy being outside and making good use of the weather."


Matthew Dunn from Ultimedia

Matthew Dunn is one of the UK's most experienced Optimizely Developers with almost 15 years experience working with the platform.

He is a Certified Optimizely CMS Developer, Optimizely Experimentation Strategist, and Microsoft Azure Administrator and Solutions Architect Expert.

As CTO of Ultimedia, since 2009 he has been creating and managing Optimizely CMS, Web Experimentation and Customised Commerce solutions. He has delivered over 100 builds for large enterprises and multinational companies, spanning a range of sectors from Finance and Professional Services to Charities and the Public Sector.


Szymon Uryga from Hatimeria

"A passionate programmer, dedicated to continuously enhancing my skills and keeping pace with industry trends. Specializing in website performance and optimization, I excel in improving performance on Lighthouse and elevating user experience. With experience in Optimizely-based projects since 2021, I'm evolving as a Full Stack developer, particularly adept at integrating Optimizely with diverse frontend technologies. Presently, I'm energized about Headless and Next.js, striving to deliver top-notch solutions that not only meet clients' needs but also surpass their expectations."


This is only a small representation of all the expertise in the community from across the different continents who bring a wealth of knowledge from various disciplines. We are excited to learn from them and look forward to their contributions in making Optimizely even better.

Remember, as an OMVP, you're not just a part of Optimizely, but also influencers in your own right within the broader industry. Let's continue this journey together with enthusiasm - here's to novelty, innovation and success!

To see the rest of our incredible OMVPs please visit our OMVP page.

If you know someone who you think should be an OMVP, nominate them or send them the link to apply.

Feb 26, 2024


Surjit Bharath
Surjit Bharath Feb 26, 2024 03:35 PM

Congratulations guys and welcome to the circle!

Ravindra S. Rathore
Ravindra S. Rathore Feb 26, 2024 06:40 PM

Congratulations guys! A warm welcome to all of you joining the group!

Luc Gosso (MVP)
Luc Gosso (MVP) Feb 26, 2024 08:48 PM

Awesome welcome new OMVPs!!

Praful Jangid
Praful Jangid Feb 27, 2024 04:39 AM

Welcome to the OMVP family and congrats to each one of you guys.

Great to see our community growing. 

Paul Gruffydd
Paul Gruffydd Feb 27, 2024 09:06 AM

Congratulations to the new OMVPs! It's also great to see the UKs fantastic Optimizely community so well represented in this intake.

Mark Stott
Mark Stott Feb 27, 2024 11:05 AM

Congratulations to the new OMVPS!

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