As CEO, Rich Rivara leads the firm’s go-to-market strategy, business development and marketing activities. With deep experience that includes 18 years with professional services firms including Appirio and Fujitsu, Rich is among the best in the business at delivering the value-driven solutions and outcomes-based results that lead to deep, trusted relationships with clients of all sizes, across all industries.
Rich holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University. When he’s not on-site with clients, he spends his time with family and friends cooking, having fun – and laughing loudly!
Nate Shilling joins Wave6 as Senior Vice President.
He brings 15 years of Salesforce.com CRM Sales/Service Cloud, development and integration experience. Nate is a Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect, a designation held globally by ~120 experts not employed at Salesforce.com.
In the past 7 years, Nate has delivered 30 Salesforce.com implementation projects and advised over 50 enterprise CRM teams on architecture and development best practice using Salesforce.com. He is recognized as an advisor to business and IT leaders in master data management, data integration and application lifecycle management best practices and is a past speaker at the annual Dreamforce user conference.
Prior to joining Wave6, held positions at McKinsey & Company advising executives on CRM and Cloud strategy and at Appirio he served the team of Technical Architects as the VP Solution Engineering.
Nate holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and resides in the Kansas City area with his wife and 3 children.
Mike currently provides strategy and direction around key go to market areas and strategic accounts for Wave6. Mike joined Emerging Solutions, the predecessor to Wave6, in 2010 to start the firm’s Salesforce practice. He currently drives the development of methodology, tools and intellectual capital, and leads collaborative teams of clients, consultants and partners to successfully deliver solutions.
Prior to joining Wave6, Mike was responsible for delivery and sales of professional services engagements in the East and Central regions for Salesforce.com. Mike also spent 15 years with such industry-leading software and consulting firms as Oracle, Siebel Systems, A.T. Kearney and EDS.
Mike holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Business Administration/Economics from Illinois College. He is a Salesforce Certified Professional with Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Developer, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud certifications.
When he’s not leading the Wave6 delivery team, Mike would rather be bass fishing.
Shoby is responsible for managing the firms consulting and delivery teams. Prior to joining Wave6, Shoby started and managed the Salesforce Consulting and Product Development practices at 7Summits, with a focus on Community Cloud, Service Cloud and Platform development. His extensive Salesforce experience also includes Mavens Consulting, Model Metrics and Salesforce.com, where he helped partners build and deliver commercial apps on the Force.com™ platform.
Across his career, Shoby has consulted for some of the biggest brands in the world, including General Electric, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Tyco, Digital River, Boeing, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Eli Lilly.
He holds an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, an M.S. in Software Engineering from DePaul University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Salesforce Certified Professional with Programmer I, Developer and App Builder certifications.
Our team regularly gives time and resources to local and national charities that make a positive impact on our communities. In partnership with our parent company, Emtec, we have supported the following organizations: