Hoofddorp, 29 January 2021 — IT Service Provider Macaw today announced that two of its technology consultants have been named a 2021 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Technology category by Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software. Serge van den Oever and Ronald van der Plas are being honoured among only 170 Technology MVPs worldwide in the program’s 15th year.
Recognizing professionals who deliver outstanding customer experiences through shared expertise on Sitecore’s products, the 2021 MVP program draws from a community of 12,000 certified developers and over 20,000 active participants. This year’s 284 MVPs contributed invaluable knowledge to the community in 2020 and demonstrated true mastery of the Sitecore platform to support partners, customers and prospects.
“Sitecore received the largest-ever capital investment in the MarTech space, which has further convinced us in our strategy to focus on a partnership with this global leader in digital experience management software,” said William van der Pijl, CEO at Macaw. “We are very proud to further expand our Sitecore MVP team to better help our customers. Their dedication, experience and knowledge really stand out and it is inspiring to see how far their passion extends. With Serge, one of our most senior technical consultants and an avid blogger for the tech community, and Ronald, who wholeheartedly embraced Sitecore’s Content Hub offering, we are uniquely positioned to tackle every challenge within Marketing Tech. That’s why our company slogan is: ‘challenged accepted.’”
Macaw has been a Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner since 2016 and delivers innovative digital commerce solutions based on Sitecore technology to support companies in their digital transformation journeys and to help them realize their digital marketing, sales and customer experience goals. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in Germany and Lithuania, Macaw holds expertise in the field of digital marketing, e-commerce, marketing automation and marketing intelligence. In September 2020 it was the first Sitecore Platinum partner active on the Dutch and German markets, who had earned specialization in Sitecore Experience Commerce™ demonstrating the product’s skills and capabilities.
“The 2021 Sitecore MVPs consist of stellar individuals who demonstrated incredible commitment to the Sitecore community during a challenging year which didn’t allow for in-person engagement,” said Tom De Ridder, CTO of Sitecore. “The 284 MVPs stepped up to the plate to bring critical knowledge and insights for the greater community through virtual channels. We are especially pleased to celebrate this group in the program’s 15th year.”
More information can be found about the MVP Program on the Sitecore MVP site: http://mvp.sitecore.com.
IT service provider Macaw helps large companies with solutions and services in the areas of digital marketing and e-commerce, data and AI, working in the cloud and integrated business applications. Macaw specializes in the software solutions of Microsoft and Sitecore. This enables customers to benefit from the first-class technology and wide-ranging knowledge and experience of its more than 350 employees working from its head office in the Netherlands, as well as offices in Germany and Lithuania. Helping customers such as Heineken, Henkel, Levi’s and ONVZ to be successful.
Macaw’s love of a challenge has created a unique business culture. And the company has been high on the Great Place to Work rankings for many years.