Copado
Champions

Copado Champions are indispensable Community Members who offer exceptional experience, leadership and influence.

Q&A:

Which Copado product are you currently using?


The collective wealth of knowledge shared and willingness of community members to give back by helping others.

What do you enjoy most about the Community and connecting with others?

Ensure you have a DevOps strategy and proper governance established before introducing tooling. The tools you embrace should support the strategy and your team to excel to the next DevOps level of maturity.

How has growing in how you use Copado / understand devops impacted your organization and your day to day work?

Having spent nearly three years skilling up with Copado Academy, the mentorship program, and hands-on real work experience, I was able to pivot into a fully DevOps focused role as an Architect.

Champion of the Month

Blanca Leon-Carter

DevOps Architect / VP of Community Engagement at Slalom / RAD Women

Blanca’s journey went from Admin to Architect. She is a 2x Copado Champion and leads the way by empowering women and newcomers to dive into the DevOps space. Blanca helps lead RAD Women, on a mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in tech.

Alex Atkinson
Salesforce Program Manager
TalkTalk
Alex is an Experienced Agile and Tech Professional who has worked across Telco, Supply Chain & Pharmacy for some major players in this marketplace. Alex is passionate about delivering successfully though agile methodologies and establishing clear process flows to deliver success.
Alex Atkinson
Salesforce Program Manager
TalkTalk

Alex is an Experienced Agile and Tech Professional who has worked across Telco, Supply Chain & Pharmacy for some major players in this marketplace. Alex is passionate about delivering successfully though agile methodologies and establishing clear process flows to deliver success.

William Anderson Wainwright
Senior Release Engineer
Cox Automotive
William is a dad, a musician, and a Senior Release Engineer for Cox Automotive. He has about 4 yrs experience with Copado and is excited to grow on his devops journey.
William Anderson Wainwright
Senior Release Engineer
Cox Automotive

William is a dad, a musician, and a Senior Release Engineer for Cox Automotive. He has about 4 yrs experience with Copado and is excited to grow on his devops journey.

Tien Le
Technical Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Tien has experience working with Copado and its automation tool, Copado Selenium now transitioning to Copado Robotic. He’s excited to see his journey grow with Copado Robotic automation.
Tien Le
Technical Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Tien has experience working with Copado and its automation tool, Copado Selenium now transitioning to Copado Robotic. He’s excited to see his journey grow with Copado Robotic automation.

Adam Johnson
QA Manager, Business Applications
KnowBe4
Adam leads the QA and Release efforts at KnowBe4 and is always looking for new ways to improve their process maturity. He’s a big believer that it is a journey not a destination.
Adam Johnson
QA Manager, Business Applications
KnowBe4

Adam leads the QA and Release efforts at KnowBe4 and is always looking for new ways to improve their process maturity. He’s a big believer that it is a journey not a destination.

Natasha Bowman
Senior Salesforce Developer
Booz Allen Hamilton
Natasha entered the Salesforce world in college, starting with an internship which transformed into a full career. At TDX22 she met Copado employees and Champions and became a huge fan. She uses Copado regularly and is excited to grow as a Champion.
Natasha Bowman
Senior Salesforce Developer
Booz Allen Hamilton

Natasha entered the Salesforce world in college, starting with an internship which transformed into a full career. At TDX22 she met Copado employees and Champions and became a huge fan. She uses Copado regularly and is excited to grow as a Champion.

Deepak Thuse
Program Architect Director
Salesforce
Deepak works in Salesforce's UK&I Architecture Practice. With a passion for all things Governance and DevOps, he regularly evangelizes Copado’s benefits to his clients, helping to speed up and scale their development and release lifecycles.
Deepak Thuse
Program Architect Director
Salesforce

Deepak works in Salesforce's UK&I Architecture Practice. With a passion for all things Governance and DevOps, he regularly evangelizes Copado’s benefits to his clients, helping to speed up and scale their development and release lifecycles.

Sheetal Chougule
Business Technology Solutions Manager
ZS
Sheetal is a passionate trainer, blogger, Supermums and Copado Mentor with 13+ years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. She recently published a blog for Awesome Admin - 14 Part Skills Series.
Sheetal Chougule
Business Technology Solutions Manager
ZS

Sheetal is a passionate trainer, blogger, Supermums and Copado Mentor with 13+ years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. She recently published a blog for Awesome Admin - 14 Part Skills Series.

Gaurav Kheterpal
Chief Technology Evangelist
Cloudwerx
Gaurav works as the Chief Technology Evangelist at Cloudwerx. Gaurav is a 7x Salesforce MVP & has been recognised as a Developer Success Story and a Trailblazer. He ranks among the top 3 globally certified experts in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Gaurav Kheterpal
Chief Technology Evangelist
Cloudwerx

Gaurav works as the Chief Technology Evangelist at Cloudwerx. Gaurav is a 7x Salesforce MVP & has been recognised as a Developer Success Story and a Trailblazer. He ranks among the top 3 globally certified experts in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Rohan Singh
Technical Engineer
Salesforce
Rohan is a Salesforce and Copado aficionado. He speaks often at various events and conferences. He's a mentor at Copado, Salesforce, Deloitte, MuleSoft, Mentoring Club, multi-cloud certified, 3⭐️ Ranger & a Trailblazer Guide. Inspire, Empower, Enable
Rohan Singh
Technical Engineer
Salesforce

Rohan is a Salesforce and Copado aficionado. He speaks often at various events and conferences. He's a mentor at Copado, Salesforce, Deloitte, MuleSoft, Mentoring Club, multi-cloud certified, 3⭐️ Ranger & a Trailblazer Guide. Inspire, Empower, Enable

Miranda Moonilal
Lead DevOps Engineer
IBM
Miranda is 4x Salesforce and 3x Copado certified, working on an Agile Team at IBM. She actively works on Service Cloud and Community Cloud. She’s a Salesforce Lightning Activation Champion and heavily involved in Salesforce user groups.
Miranda Moonilal
Lead DevOps Engineer
IBM

Miranda is 4x Salesforce and 3x Copado certified, working on an Agile Team at IBM. She actively works on Service Cloud and Community Cloud. She’s a Salesforce Lightning Activation Champion and heavily involved in Salesforce user groups.

Sonal Gupta
Principle Salesforce Architect
Transunion
Sonal has over 15 years experience within the Salesforce ecosystem and holds 15 Salesforce certifications. He is a Salesforce Technical Architect who has worked on 10+ Copado devops implementation and strategy projects.
Sonal Gupta
Principle Salesforce Architect
Transunion

Sonal has over 15 years experience within the Salesforce ecosystem and holds 15 Salesforce certifications. He is a Salesforce Technical Architect who has worked on 10+ Copado devops implementation and strategy projects.

Swati Agrawal
Salesforce devops consultant
Cloud fulcrum
Swati is a DevOps Enthusiast with 10+ years experience. She’s a Copado Architect with – Certified Consultant, Developer, and Administrator credentials, recipient of the Copado Community Professional of the Year Award, and multi-time Copado Mentor.
Swati Agrawal
Salesforce devops consultant
Cloud fulcrum

Swati is a DevOps Enthusiast with 10+ years experience. She’s a Copado Architect with – Certified Consultant, Developer, and Administrator credentials, recipient of the Copado Community Professional of the Year Award, and multi-time Copado Mentor.

Vedran Ivisic
Architect
Apex Academy
Vedran is a Senior Salesforce Consultant and Developer, Sith lord and a part time pirate on the Adriatic sea. 🏴‍☠️ He describes himself as a “coffee drinking code producing hairy monster. Here to find the answers and help the ones in need.” ⚔️
Vedran Ivisic
Architect
Apex Academy

Vedran is a Senior Salesforce Consultant and Developer, Sith lord and a part time pirate on the Adriatic sea. 🏴‍☠️ He describes himself as a “coffee drinking code producing hairy monster. Here to find the answers and help the ones in need.” ⚔️

Simon Whight
Platform Technical Architect
Zen Internet
Simon is a Platform Technical Architect at Zen Internet, the UK's #1 rated ISP. Former Lightning Champion, GetFeedback MVP, CX Ambassador, and 2x Copado Champion. Always thinking of the next greatest innovation.
Simon Whight
Platform Technical Architect
Zen Internet

Simon is a Platform Technical Architect at Zen Internet, the UK's #1 rated ISP. Former Lightning Champion, GetFeedback MVP, CX Ambassador, and 2x Copado Champion. Always thinking of the next greatest innovation.

Shruti Tanwar
Application Development Analyst
Accenture
Shruti is a Salesforce Developer who's worked on various clouds. She's a 3x Copado Mentor and 2x Copado Champion who is passionate about giving back to the community.
Shruti Tanwar
Application Development Analyst
Accenture

Shruti is a Salesforce Developer who's worked on various clouds. She's a 3x Copado Mentor and 2x Copado Champion who is passionate about giving back to the community.

Nitish Bansal
Software Engineering Manager
Walmart Global Tech
Nitish is a Salesforce and Copado enthusiast and 2x Copado Champion. He is passionate about learning, mentoring & sharing his knowledge with others to help them grow. He is a sports fanatic who loves to play cricket, football, volleyball etc.
Nitish Bansal
Software Engineering Manager
Walmart Global Tech

Nitish is a Salesforce and Copado enthusiast and 2x Copado Champion. He is passionate about learning, mentoring & sharing his knowledge with others to help them grow. He is a sports fanatic who loves to play cricket, football, volleyball etc.

Majid Nawaz Bhatti
Manager
Capgemini
Majid is a business-focused Salesforce Certified Application Architect who utilizes analytical and leadership skills to conceive and achieve solutions. He’s a 2x Copado Champion & DevOps enthusiast with a knack for making releases go smoothly.
Majid Nawaz Bhatti
Manager
Capgemini

Majid is a business-focused Salesforce Certified Application Architect who utilizes analytical and leadership skills to conceive and achieve solutions. He’s a 2x Copado Champion & DevOps enthusiast with a knack for making releases go smoothly.

Jason Ross
CIO
Pentalym
Jason is a 2x Copado Champion with experience as a CISO & CIO. He’s spent 8 years as a Salesforce Architect connecting ERP, PLM and E-commerce Systems to Salesforce and the past 14 years developing and leading teams on the Salesforce platform.
Jason Ross
CIO
Pentalym

Jason is a 2x Copado Champion with experience as a CISO & CIO. He’s spent 8 years as a Salesforce Architect connecting ERP, PLM and E-commerce Systems to Salesforce and the past 14 years developing and leading teams on the Salesforce platform.

Inshu Misra
Technical Architect
Mav3rik
Inshu is a 2x Copado Champion, experienced technical architect and human behavior analyst. She enjoys solving complex problems and is always willing to learn new things.
Inshu Misra
Technical Architect
Mav3rik

Inshu is a 2x Copado Champion, experienced technical architect and human behavior analyst. She enjoys solving complex problems and is always willing to learn new things.

Hariprasath Thanarajah
Senior Salesforce Developer & DevOps Lead
Maximum Software Services
Hariprasath is a 2x Copado Champion and a Senior Salesforce Developer with 7 years experience and 3 years experience using Copado. He is always keen to share knowledge that will be valuable for the people who are just beginning to grasp it.
Hariprasath Thanarajah
Senior Salesforce Developer & DevOps Lead
Maximum Software Services

Hariprasath is a 2x Copado Champion and a Senior Salesforce Developer with 7 years experience and 3 years experience using Copado. He is always keen to share knowledge that will be valuable for the people who are just beginning to grasp it.

Guillaume Loubier
Salesforce Tech lead & Release Manager
Maximum Software Services
Guillaume is a 2x Copado Champion, Salesforce and Copado enthusiast with over 13 yrs of experience in Development. He thrives helping others solve problems and find solutions. He also practices karate, hockey, baseball and most team sports.
Guillaume Loubier
Salesforce Tech lead & Release Manager
Maximum Software Services

Guillaume is a 2x Copado Champion, Salesforce and Copado enthusiast with over 13 yrs of experience in Development. He thrives helping others solve problems and find solutions. He also practices karate, hockey, baseball and most team sports.

Blanca Leon-Carter
DevOps Architect / VP of Community Engagement
Slalom / RAD Women
Blanca’s journey went from Admin to Architect. She is a 2x Copado Champion and leads the way by empowering women and newcomers to dive into the DevOps space. Blanca helps lead RAD Women, on a mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in tech.
Blanca Leon-Carter
DevOps Architect / VP of Community Engagement
Slalom / RAD Women

Blanca’s journey went from Admin to Architect. She is a 2x Copado Champion and leads the way by empowering women and newcomers to dive into the DevOps space. Blanca helps lead RAD Women, on a mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in tech.

Akshaykumar Laxmishankar Sharma
Business Systems Specialist
PTC
Akshaykumar is a 2x Copado Champion and DevOps Enthusiast, working as a DevOps Specialist for Salesforce in PTC. He’s always keen to optimize the process using different technologies and working towards making the Release Days Obsolete.
Akshaykumar Laxmishankar Sharma
Business Systems Specialist
PTC

Akshaykumar is a 2x Copado Champion and DevOps Enthusiast, working as a DevOps Specialist for Salesforce in PTC. He’s always keen to optimize the process using different technologies and working towards making the Release Days Obsolete.

Abhishek Ambalal Thombare
Salesforce Business Analyst
Zensoft Services Private Limited
Abhishek is a 2x Copado Champion, Salesforce and Copado enthusiast. He’s passionate about learning, mentoring & sharing knowledge to help others. He loves to give back to the community and explore interesting projects to solve real-world problems.
Abhishek Ambalal Thombare
Salesforce Business Analyst
Zensoft Services Private Limited

Abhishek is a 2x Copado Champion, Salesforce and Copado enthusiast. He’s passionate about learning, mentoring & sharing knowledge to help others. He loves to give back to the community and explore interesting projects to solve real-world problems.

Becoming a Champion

Copado Champions are nominated each year – and yes, you can nominate yourself!

So, should I apply?

  • Yes! But if you’re still unsure, here is what a Copado Champion looks like:
  • You love Copado and want to help make release days obsolete
  • You are an active community member: Answering questions, sharing best practices and helping your peers
  • You’re a Copado ambassador online. (Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have the swag to do it)

Benefits for Champions

Copado Champions enjoy insider access and special perks, including:

  • Champion Profile Badge and SWAG
  • Early Access to Release Details
  • Speaking Opportunities at Copado Marketing or Community Events
  • Access to Exclusive Champion Discussion Group
  • MVP Access at In-Person Events

Champions put the COPA in COPADO

Cultivate Success

Champions are subject matter experts. They know how to communicate the value of DevOps and help the next wave of Copado customers find success.

Over Deliver

Champions are Copado advocates, experts and innovators who take pride in a job well done. They embody our mission of making release days obsolete.

People are the Code

Champions enjoy working together, collaborating openly and treating each other with fairness and respect.

Always Build Trust

Champions lead with integrity. Nothing is more important than keeping our promises and doing business the right way.

Are you ready to revolutionize your Salesforce development cycle?