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Michael Richards

Job Title: Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering
Company: Salesforce
Industry: High Tech/Cloud Computing
Mentor Since: Fall 2017
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

I lead a team of Solution Engineers that support retail customer located on the west coast. In this role I align to the Regional Vice President of Sales and support the efforts to grow the sales of Salesforce products within our strategic retail accounts.

Company Description

Back in 1999, we pioneered the idea of CRM software in the cloud, creating a whole new economy. Today, Salesforce is helping over 150,000 companies, and millions of careers, grow like never before.

Employment History

Salesforce 2016 - Present

EMC(RSA) 2012-2016

Cyberark 2012

Streambox 2008-2012


MBA, Seattle University

BS, University of Phoenix

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My goal is to help students with whatever it is that they need to succeed. This can include, but is not limited to, resume reviews, networking, career planning, mock interviews, career transition, creating a brand, etc. My approach is to understand the goals of each mentee and to collaborate with that mentee on skills and tools which can allow them to achieve said goals. Given the fact that I was a non-traditional student, I also want to help other non-traditional students succeed and provide the much needed support that many do not have.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am open to location