GeekHive Technical Lead John Rappel Awarded Sitecore Technical MVP

February 1, 2018

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GeekHive Technical Lead John Rappel Awarded Sitecore Technical MVP

We’re proud to announce that long-standing team member John Rappel has been recognized by the Sitecore community and awarded the Sitecore Most Valuable Professional Technology Award. John has been an active member of the Sitecore community for years and really stepped up his contributions over the past year. 

John frequently contributes to the GeekHive blog offering Sitecore developer tips and tricks, contributes to his own blog SitecoreRap, to Sitecore’s Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn channels for developers, has developed modules for the community, and started a local Sitecore user group in Greenbay. His commitment to the community and to sharing his knowledge with others is huge. His extensive knowledge and insights on Sitecore best practices drives his work as a technical lead at GeekHive and offers a myriad of advantages to our clients.

Here’s some of the posts he’s contributed through GeekHive’s Blog in 2017:

Check out the press release recognizing John’s achievement below, originally distributed via PR Newswire iReach:

John Rappel Wins Sitecore“Most Valuable Professional” Technology Award

Elite distinction awarded for exceptional contributions to the Sitecore ecosystem

Warwick, NY, USA — February, 1st, 2018 — GeekHive, today announced that John Rappel, GeekHive Technical Lead has been named a “Most Valuable Professional (MVP)” in technology by Sitecore®, the global leader in experience management software. John is one of only 208 Technology MVPs worldwide to be named a Sitecore MVP this year.

Now it its 12th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, strategy, and commerce advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results. The Sitecore MVP Award recognizes the most active Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge with other Sitecore partners and customers.

“As a long-standing Sitecore Gold Implementation Partner we’ve worked on many major Sitecore builds over the last 10+ years. We pride ourselves on tackling the unorthodox builds others shy away from, and John Rappel is always a leader is helping us strategically craft the best approach to these types of multi-faceted engagements, benefitting our clients greatly. We’re thrilled to see John recognized as a Sitecore Technical MVP, he’s earned it, not just with the work he’s done for GeekHive’s Fortune 500 clients, including leading a major technical initiative for a Fortune 25 client, but with his contributions to the Sitecore community at large. He’s dedicated to sharing his expertise and is always willing to support other Sitecore developers to deliver their best work.” Jay Oliver, GeekHive’s CTO.

GeekHive is a leading technical partner that leverages the best marketing technologies to create successful digital programs for clients, from strategy to implementation to ongoing refinement and support. Sitecore is a core tool GeekHive utilizes to connect clients with their customers, unify their brands, and increase their reach. John is a master at crafting Sitecore Experience Platform™ solutions that ultimately allow GeekHive’s clients to better communicate with their customers. He leverages best practices to create efficiencies for users allowing for closer collaboration between teams and more streamlined processes, in addition to leveraging Sitecore’s newest technologies to harness the martech capabilities clients are looking for.

“It feels great to be recognized as a Sitecore MVP after putting in a significant amount of time over the past year, spending countless hours during and outside of work crafting my skills. I take pride in authoring original ideas and libraries. It’s a great feeling when someone let’s me know that a post I’ve written has personally benefited them. Those brief encounters provide me with motivation to keep doing what I’m doing.” John Rappel, GeekHive Technical Lead.

Check out some of John’s contributions to the Sitecore community on the GeekHive blog.

“The Sitecore MVP awards recognize and honor those individuals who make substantial contributions to our loyal community of partners and customers,” said Pieter Brinkman, Sitecore Senior Director of Technical Marketing. “MVPs consistently set a standard of excellence by delivering technical chops, enthusiasm, and a commitment to giving back to the Sitecore community. They truly understand and deliver on the power of the Sitecore Experience Platform to create personalized brand experiences for their consumers, driving revenue and customer loyalty.”

GeekHive, founded in 1997, is the leading domestic Martech enablement partner. While technology has become a commodity for many agencies, GeekHive strives to set itself apart from other technology agencies with their 100% onshore development staff, marketing technology consulting services, and experienced, dedicated teams.

GeekHive believes that technology offers businesses and brands the opportunity to reach their target users and maximize their reach and potential. They know what it takes to create a successful digital program from strategy to implementation to ongoing refinement and support, and love nothing more than coming up with technical solutions and strategies to solve the complex marketing technology puzzles clients face.

More information can be found about the MVP Program on the Sitecore MVP site:

For more information, press only: Shannon Brennan-Cressey, GeekHive, 917-789-6293,

Follow John on Twitter @jraps20 

Shannon Brennan-Cressey

Director of Digital Marketing
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