Thunder has rebranded. Same name, totally different design. Read our press release here.

Our Rainmakers

Thunder was founded with a mission to help organizations of all sizes love Salesforce, forever. Meet the leadership team that puts this approach at the heart of every project.

Anthony Castro
Anthony Castro

CFO & COO

Anthony is an executive with an emphasis on finance and operations who focuses his strengths on scaling up high-growth companies and maintaining operational rigor. He has over 15 years Finance and Operations experience and 7+ years in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Alison Burchette
Alison Burchette

Head of Sales

Ali is a dynamic Sales Vice President with proven track record driving growth and exceeding organizational targets year over year. She is skilled in helping C-Level Executives successfully realize their goals through Digital Transformation, and is an experienced people leader.

Carter Wigell
Carter Wigell

CEO

Carter is a proven executive with 20 years of experience in all areas of business operations. He has a diverse background of leading large-scale sales organizations for public technology companies and building/scaling GTM functions for early stage SaaS companies to successful IPO exits.

Carolyn Peys

VP, Customer Success

Experienced Senior Management Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Passionate and dedicated Project Manager and Program Lead. 10+ year focus on project and program leadership in the mobile delivery space.

Casey Styer
Casey Styer

Delivery Director

Casey’s experience ranges from system configuration and solution design to leading complex implementation programs. She partners with clients to solve business challenges with Salesforce solutions. Casey maintains 8 Salesforce certifications, and has Agile and Enterprise Design Thinking credentials.

Chris Beukenkamp
Chris Beukenkamp

VP, Data Solutions

Chris has been engaged with the global C-suite for more than 25 years. After establishing 2 international software divisions in Asia, Chris spent 10 and a half years at Salesforce honing his skills in architecture, engineering and enterprise design for Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Goods and beyond. The “CIO whisperer” to customers looking towards Digital Transformation, Chris helps companies get to their next level across all technologies under Thunder’s umbrella.

Dan Magner
Dan Magner

VP, Delivery

Prior to Thunder, spent 10+ years working in the Salesforce industry becoming a platform SME and delivering successful projects for 100+ clients over the course of his career. Dan has been building successful delivery teams for the past 12 years and continues to recruit / train / mentor / grow best-in-class talent in the salesforce space.

Dave McCall

VP, Innovation

Dave has over 20 years experience leading CRM implementations, with 6 years of dedicated Salesforce experience. He has long-term contact center experience including CRM, telephony, process, management, and measurement. Dave has deep software system architecture experience especially centered around the customer experience and CRM, with vertical experience in Retail, Financial Services, Health Care, Public Sector, High Tech, Manufacturing, and Education.

Eryn McHugh
Eryn McHugh

VP, Talent and People Ops

Eryn considers herself to be in the business of “People Care.” Having led Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding – and served as owner of a boutique retained Executive Search firm – over the last 18+ years, she brings deep experience in supporting various employee populations across consulting, tech and energy/sustainability, and not-for-profit sectors. Eryn is passionate about helping Thunder build an incredible culture that seeks to prioritize the wellbeing of our people over everything.

Grant Acosta
Grant Acosta

Global Delivery Director

Grant is a Global Delivery Director in the Salesforce ecosystem with a proven track record of success in establishing and expanding delivery centers across diverse international markets. Leveraging strategic planning, operational expertise, and adept team leadership, I specialize in navigating complex regulatory environments, cultural nuances, and market dynamics to drive efficient and effective expansion initiatives.

Lauren Noonan
Lauren Noonan

VP, Marketing Cloud Practice & AI GTM

Lauren has helped brands transform their marketing strategies for the last 13 years by harnessing the power of technology, analytics and automation. She successfully built a Global Top 10 Salesforce Marketing Cloud practice and cultivated Salesforce relationships to remain at the forefront of emerging marketing technologies. Lauren is passionate about utilizing innovation to drive marketing effectiveness and elevate the marketer experience while putting the consumer at the heart of marketing..

Lindsey Gad
Lindsey Gad

Director of Corporate Marketing

Marketing unicorn. Lindsey is a driven Marketing Director adept at integrated marketing to build brands and drive sales. Illustrated with 15+ years experience as a creative, strategic planner and manager. Unique expertise of the Salesforce partner ecosystem, leading and cultivating alliance and marketing partner relationships. Innovative and analytical with a passion for delivering data-driven results that are scalable.

Nicholas Ulfers
Nicholas Ulfers

Global Head of Sales

Nick is a seasoned sales leader with experience across major players in the Salesforce ecosystem including Appirio, 7Summits and most recently IBM, where he was Head of Sales for the AMER Consulting Salesforce Practice, prior to joining Thunder. He has led Business Development, Sales and Alliances teams, and was key in leading the 7Summits sales team through their acquisition by IBM.

Sarah Sutton
Sarah Sutton

Head of Revenue Cloud

Sarah has over 8 years experience in the Salesforce ecosystem, implementing over 30 CPQ projects. She is an Accredited Revenue Cloud Consultant, Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Certified CPQ Specialist and Salesforce Certified Administrator.

Tyler Philpot

VP, Solutions

A builder by nature, Tyler enjoys building high-functioning teams, programs, and solutions that delight stakeholders. Tyler’s methodical approach starts with the end in mind to ensure his comprehensive solutions meet or exceed the targeted business outcomes. He has 10+ years in Salesforce consulting and 21 Salesforce certifications.

Yaron Wilf

VP, Service Cloud Practice

Yaron has over 14 Years leading Salesforce Cloud Implementations and 6 years of Contact Center Management. He believes in providing excellent service that increases customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention. Yaron is a member of the Association of Support Professionals, an InformationWeek 500 Top Innovator, a Dreamforce Speaker, a presenter for Salesforce + Forrester and a Lightning Bolt Award winner.

Adam Secada

Senior DevOps Architect

Enabling DevOps in Salesforce as transformative change, showing people it’s far more than just a set of tools you buy.

Anthony Castro

Anthony Castro

CFO & COO

With more than a decade of accounting and executive leadership experience behind me, I seek to improve finance and operating processes within a company by adhering to my philosophy of “Get It Done.” In business, every question, problem, and/or complication has a solution; I work diligently to research and identify what those solutions are and how to best implement them into our company’s practices.

Carter Wigell

CEO

Proven executive with 20 years of experience in all areas of business operations. Diverse background of leading large-scale sales organizations for public technology companies and building/scaling GTM functions for early stage SaaS companies to successful IPO exits.

Casey Styer

Casey Landry

Engagement Lead

Casey’s experience ranges from system configuration and solution design to leading complex implementation programs. She partners with clients to solve business challenges with Salesforce solutions. Casey maintains 8 Salesforce certifications, and has Agile and Enterprise Design Thinking credentials.

Dan Magner

VP, Delivery

Dan has been in the Salesforce Ecosystem for 10+ years, delivering value and best-in class experiences to customers of all shapes & sizes. He values a people-centric approach to problem solving both on and off the platform.

Daniel Barnett

VP, Marketing

I enjoy marketing. I love how creative it is, and how it pushes you to think analytically. As a successful marketer, you always need to think one step ahead of your customer to influence their next actions.

Kelly Wasden

CRO

I’m a recruiting/talent lead on a biz-dev chassis, having started my early career in sales. I’m passionate about effective recruiting, authentic candidate experience, and disruptive talent strategy. See also: “semi-retired” singer/songwriter and collector of design ephemera, based in Nashville, TN.

Kelly Wasden

Kelly

Proven sales leader & entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in SaaS & Software industry. Passionate about growing software technology disruptors, building amazing companies and delivering success to our customers.

Susan Jaggers

VP, Change Management

I am an Executive Leader with a deep passion for enabling employees to deliver delightful customer experiences.

Tyler Philpot

VP, Solutions

A builder by nature, Tyler enjoys building high-functioning teams, programs, and solutions that delight stakeholders. Tyler’s methodical approach starts with the end in mind to ensure his comprehensive solutions meet or exceed the targeted business outcomes.

Yaron Wilf

VP, Service Cloud Practice

I love transforming the way companies engage with their customers to deliver innovative customer service experience.