WORKFLOW & SALESFORCE GRAYBEARDS
Summit58 is managed by Ryan Johnston and Chris Allen, who together have more than 40 years of experience in workflow and microservices. We know the ups, downs, ins and outs of workflow, process automation and microservices. We even remember when it was acceptable to use the term "BPM"!
Ryan Johnston is the Managing Principal at Summit58. He started his journey building custom Java solutions for customers and then designing and managing integration-centric workflow architectures and teams in the 2000's. He transitioned into working with proprietary workflow technologies such as Appian and IBM BPM before ultimately finding his home working with open-source workflow systems Activiti, Camunda and Flowable in the early 2010's. In the late 2010's, he built the North American consulting and technical sales practices for Camunda. Now, he's having an absolute blast working with the Summit58 team and with customers and prospects as they build their own, custom Salesforce, open-source workflow and Java solutions.
Chris Allen has been working with the Java programming language since its inception in the late 1990's. In the late 2000's he was introduced to Business Process Management in practice on a project that was utilizing Lombardi Teamworks (later becoming IBM BPM as we know it today). His career as a software engineer, architect, team lead and manager led him to different platforms and technologies using Java and BPM until he finally landed as a consultant for Camunda in 2018. This is where he became a colleague of Ryan's, and their friendship and collaboration began.
Vijay has been working in the Salesforce ecosystem for the past 12 years. Prior to that, he worked in the software integration space for about 10 years. During his career, he's played various roles to help his clients achieve successful business outcomes, in addition to mentoring team members to achieve their full potential. He has experience in both sides of the world as both a full-time employee and as a consultant, and he's worked for industry-leading companies such as Comcast, Nokia, Motorola Solutions, Staples, Sony Electronics, HP, and Deloitte. Vijay and Ryan became friends back in 2001 when they were working for Staples and later worked together at Sony Electronics as well. They are passionate about launching their Salesforce practice at Summit58 to help clients reap the benefits of the world's #1 CRM Platform.