Catching up with the inaugural Adobe Experience Manager Champion class of 2022

Introducing the Very First Adobe Experience Manager Champion Class

Over six months ago, we announced the launch of our inaugural Adobe Experience Manager Champion Program. Since then, the Experience Manager Champions have been involved in a variety of initiatives and have leveraged the Champion Program to build their personal brands, learn from expert practitioners from around the world, and participate in numerous thought-leadership engagements.

This group of customers, consultants, and partners from across the globe represents some of Adobe’s most passionate and knowledgeable Adobe Experience Manager users. These 18 individuals were selected for their product expertise and commitment to supporting the broader Experience Manager community.

Thus far, the Adobe Experience Manager Champion Program has given these leaders the opportunity to accelerate their personal and professional development while sharing knowledge with the broader Experience Manager user community. They have also had the opportunity to collaborate directly with Adobe product teams to influence future Experience Manager features and enhancements.

Here are just a few of the engagements that Champions have participated in or contributed to.

When asked about their experiences as members of the inaugural Experience Manager Champion class, these leaders had a lot to share.

What has your experience been like as an Adobe Experience Manager Champion?

“The short answer is, GREAT. It’s been an honor to be part of such an amazing, knowledgeable, and friendly group. It’s given me a different view of the product through the eyes of my peers. But it’s also shown me how much we have in common from an implementation perspective.”
— Rami El Gamal, Senior Architect, RENY Consulting


“My experience has been wonderful as an Adobe Experience Manager Champion. I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to meet Experience Manager experts globally and connect with them. There have been wonderful opportunities to grow in my personal understanding and knowledge of Experience Manager.”
— Jessica Zweifel, Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises Inc.

What value has the Champion Program brought to you?

“Getting truly involved in Experience Manager’s product innovation cycles, providing input and getting sneak peaks, has been immensely beneficial for my daily job and continues to grow my excitement of what’s to come for Experience Manager. Being a Champion is not only a badge of excellence, but it also makes you part of a group of leaders who all provide unique perspectives on the product and solutions.”
— Matthias Wermund, Vice President, Adobe Practice Lead, Valtech


“Learning from fellow champions — giving back to the program and broader community through engagements like Adobe Experience Manager Shorts and The Skill Exchange and practicing Experience Manager better at work from these learnings.”
— Rakesh Pasupuleti, MarTech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)


“The Adobe Experience Manager Champion Program has given me more opportunity to interact directly with folks on the product team to provide honest feedback from the field. It has also shined the light back on me and my company as a leader in the Experience Manager community.”
— Brett Birschbach, Senior Vice President of Adobe Experience Manager Engineering, Bounteous

Would you recommend the Champion Program to a colleague or fellow Experience Manager expert?

“I would recommend the Champion Program to any Experience Manager practitioner, admin, developer, etc. if they want to get a firsthand, immersive account of what's working, what could use improvement, and what exciting features and developments are on the horizon for Experience Manager. Also, if you want to make friendships that combine fun, knowledge sharing, and really caring professionals and people, Adobe Experience Manager Champions groups will offer all of those options and more.”
— Greg Dimeris, Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price


“If you’ve got something to say about Experience Manager to the global Adobe community, this is your chance to speak and get heard. No matter whether you’re a customer or a partner, if you’re an expert in all things Experience Manager then you’ll fit right in with the cohort of thought leaders in the AEM Champion Program.”
— Matthias Wermund, Vice President, Adobe Practice Lead, Valtech

We invite you to congratulate, celebrate, and connect with the 2022 Adobe Experience Manager Champions. Have a look at their content and contributions and take the opportunity to learn from these talented Experience Makers.

If you’re interested in applying for the Champion Program Class of 2023, please fill out this interest form: https://forms.office.com/r/wmgYi6fx6Z

Jessica Zweifel, Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises

Jessica Zweifel
Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicazweifel/

Gourang Mehta, Chief Architect, g-Innovations

Gourang Mehta
Chief Architect, g-Innovations
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gourang/

Rakesh Pasupuleti, Martech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)

Rakesh Pasupuleti
Martech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/connect-with-durgarakeshp/

Damien Postlethwaite, Adobe Experience Manager Lead Solution Architect, AstraZeneca

Damien Postlethwaite
Adobe Experience Manager Lead Solution Architect, AstraZeneca
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/damien-postlethwaite-7a294916/

Max Barrass, Chief Technology Officer, Anchora

Max Barrass
Chief Technology Officer, Anchora
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxbarrass/

Vengadesh Shanmugavelu, Adobe Experience Manager Architect, Qatar Airways

Vengadesh Shanmugavelu
Adobe Experience Manager Architect, Qatar Airways
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vengadesh-shanmugavelu-aem-architect-5b9b8945/

Raghavendra Chandregowda, Adobe Multi Solution Architect, Allianz

Raghavendra Chandregowda
Adobe Multi Solution Architect, Allianz Technology
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ragavendra/

Rami El-Gamal, Senior Solutions Architect, ATCO

Rami El-Gamal
Senior Solutions Architect, RENY Consulting
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramielgamal/

Martin Noble, Head of Experience Platforms, EXC.io (an IBM company)

Martin Noble
Chief Technology Officer, ecx.io Ltd | IBM iX
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mnoble81/

Matthias Wermund, Global Director of Adobe Technology, Valtech

Matthias Wermund
Global Director of Adobe Technology, Valtech
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthiaswermund/

Greg Dimeris, Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price

Greg Dimeris
Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregdimeris/

Jonathan Robson, Senior Adobe Experience Manager Product Manager, Loblaw Companies Limited

Jonathan Robson
Senior Adobe Experience Manager Product Manager, Loblaw Companies Limited
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-robson-csm-cspo-72982b18/

Kurt Wich, Technical Competance and Content Management Manager, Volkswage

Kurt Wich
Technical Competence and Content Management Manager, Volkswagen
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-wich-ab9402118/

Brett Birschbach, VP, Adobe Experience Manager Engineering, Bounteous

Brett Birschbach
VP, Adobe Experience Manager Engineering, Bounteous
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettbirschbach/

Yuri Simione, Managing Partner, Next 2U Consulting

Yuri Simione
Managing Partner, Next 2U Consulting
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yurisimione/

Todd Wollaston, Business Process Lead, JPMorgan Chase

Todd Wollaston
Business Process Lead, JPMorgan Chase
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-wollaston-211365b/

Kavin Mehta, Vice President — Adobe Experience Manager Technical Portfolio Manager, City National Bank

Kavin Mehta
Vice President — Adobe Experience Manager Technical Portfolio Manager, City National Bank
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kavinmehta/

Peter Kurniawan, Senior System Analyst, NRG Energy

Peter Kurniawan
Senior System Analyst, NRG Energy
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterkur/