Michael Richards

Job Title: Principal Solutions Engineer - Strategic Retail
Company: Salesforce
Industry: High Tech/Cloud Computing
Mentor Since: Fall 2017
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

I am responsible for the technical sale of Salesforce's solutions to enterprise customers in the retail vertical. This is accomplished by partnering with the Account Executive (sales person), Product Management, and Marketing to deliver our solutions in a compelling and thoughtful manner. My focus is on Salesforce's strategic retail accounts and working with the C-Suite in those accounts to match our solutions to their business needs.

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 objective is to help students with what they need most, whatever that is(career, education, etc). Overall, my goals are to leverage my experience as a non-traditional student to help others.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am open to location