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!
Mike currently provides strategy and direction around key go to market areas and strategic accounts for Wave6. He also manages the firm’s consultants as the SVP, Consulting Services. Mike joined Emerging Solutions, the predecessor to Wave6, in 2010 to start the firm’s Salesforce practice. He currently manages the firm’s consultants, 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.
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.
Michael Jones is responsible for Wave6 Support Services, including Managed Services, Admin Support, Development Services and Team Extension. Mike joined Wave6 in 2013 to launch our Canadian operations and global Higher Education Practice.
Over more than 20 years, Mike has delivered software solutions and directed project management offices with such leading brands as General Electric, Nokia, Mitel Networks, CertainTeed and Armstrong World Industries. Notably, Mike founded and led MiPLAN, a consulting firm that managed Salesforce and other technology deployments for clients of all sizes.
He holds a Business Administration degree from Algonquin College School of Business as well as multiple certifications, including PMP, CNE and MCSE.
In his spare time, Mike restores antique autos and works with his family on their organic hobby farm.
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: