New MVP – Carlos shares his journey


Carlos has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words!

Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do?

I have over 20 years in IT, having done just about anything from programming, tech project leader, training, product evangelist, pre-sales support, etc., always on the mainframe world in Latin America, USA, and the Middle East.

In 2015 I decided to put that behind and start fresh. Started with Trailhead, took an internship position (work for free) for 6 months, got Adm certified, got crazily involved on the Salesforce Success Community, got my App Builder certification and now, 19 months later, I am an MVP!

How do you feel being a new MVP?

It is overwhelming, awakening and I still digesting. New responsibilities as now I am representing Salesforce

What was your motivation to become a MVP? Insipration?

You don’t apply to become an MVP, you get nominated for, so there was no plan. There are many role models out there, but regarding MVP, Doug Ayers has been my mentor and big motivator

Message for future MVP aspirants?

Follow your passion, be active, get involved on the community, ask/talk/post, seek a mentor, start to give back immediately, share, be humble.


Thank you Carlos for sharing your story with all of us.  You truly are a great inspiration.

Read other new MVPs inspirational stories and messages here



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Amit Chaudhary

Read Amit Chaudhary’s incredible contribution to the Salesforce Developer forum in his own words




Pritam Shekhawat

Read Pritam Shekhawat’s Interview about how he loves doing everything for #Ohana




Sadahiro Suzuki

Another MVP from Japan this Summer 17 class – Read Sadahiro Suzuki’s Interview with sfdcFanBoy



Samantha Safin

Read Samantha safin’s Interview with sfdcFanBoy about how she naturally gave it back to the Salesforce community.



Bill Powell

Read Bill Powell’s inspirational Interview who says “with or without an MVP title, you’ll be an MVP no matter what!”



Misty Jones

Read Misty Jones’s Interview with sfdcFanBoy about how she is uniquely herself.




Alba Rivas

Read Alba Rivas Interview with sfdcFanBoy about how she was inspired by her 2 MVP role models to become one herself!




Junko Nakayama

Read Junko Nakayama Interview, who has organized 10 Salesforce events within an year for Salesforce girls group in Japan!



Amy Oplinger

Read Amy’s formula for becoming an MVP.





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