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Meet John

Our new Salesforce developer John deGuise is very excited to start his Appsolutely adventure. He’s looking forward to submerging himself in a dynamic consultancy climate and to be surrounded by implementation-driven Salesforce specialists – from architecture to development: he’s ready to learn it all. John is someone who craves being around people to learn from. He’s looking forward to meeting his new colleagues.

John deGuise at Appsolutely

Hello John! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?

Sure! My name is John deGuise, Salesforce expert, musician, full-stack developer, and electronics enthusiast. Some weeks ago, I moved to the Netherlands. Originally, I’m from the US, which is where my wife and my dog currently reside. Luckily, they will join me here very soon!

How would your friends and family describe you?

I think they would mention my creativity and my ability to find inspiration in unlikely places. I have an entrepreneurial mindset, I’m rational, and I’m not at all afraid to speak up when something’s inefficient. Nothing is sacred if there’s room to improve.

Why did you choose Appsolutely?

I want to provide value. Even though I was working with Salesforce in my previous occupation, I started to recognize the limitations of only doing internal solutions. When I came across Appsolutely, I was instantly attracted to the sweeping implementation skills and customer contact. Combining industry expertise and technological know-how is very appealing to me. These were deciding factors. Apart from that: it’s imperative for me that I have time for my volunteering. Appsolutely offers its employees a specific kind of leave for exactly this!

What skills and qualities are you looking forward to developing?

Well, my first goal as a Salesforce developer is to just hit the ground running. I honestly can’t wait to start and learn from my peers. In the longer term, I certainly intend to stay in development, but I’m also looking at growing towards being a project lead or team lead. Then gradually, as I get more integrated into the environment, I’d like to teach and mentor, and take more and more accountability for implementations. Overall, I want to keep making an impact on our clients’ businesses. And help them grow.

What are you passionate about?

My goal is to always leave a room cleaner than I found it, and I try to apply that across all areas of my life. I'm ultimately driven by building cool things that are useful to others. Keeping a structured and modular mindset is how I accomplish my goals. When things are organized and self-contained, you can focus more on building the relationships between the components. And with the right building blocks, you can make anything happen!

Would you say these passions enliven your hobbies?

Yes! I love learning and dissecting languages (learning Dutch is my latest project). I have a strong passion for music, too: I play the tenor saxophone. To me, music is really just another language. Jazz improvisation, for example, also ties into modularity: keys, scales, small fragments of famous songs and pieces – music has a lot of self-contained things that you use as parts of a bigger picture. The same goes for programming. I love learning about new software concepts, especially if they're foreign to me. I have a very investigative mind and I’m looking forward to translating these passions of mine into unleashing our clients’ full potential.

And how about your outside-office-hours downtime moments? 

I love spending time with my wife and dog, and on my bike. In the end, those are my ultimate hobbies!

Are you ready to unleash your full potential and accelerate your career? Let’s talk! Check our vacancy page for open positions or let us know if we can help you find a perfect match.

 


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