About Us

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Spirit of a start-up,
power of an enterprise.

Fast Facts





15 years

In Business


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Our Story

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Why Gerent?

Salesforce Pioneers Expert Learners Industry Intelligence 8 years pro-serv 100+ annual new certs 200+ years industry experience Formerly Salesforce’s own pro-service team, the breadth and depth of our knowledge promises compelling demos that showcase full product potential. We build custom solutions from the ground up, bend the platform, and unlock the “black box”. We’re experts who never stop gaining expertise. We’re dedicated to upskilling through training and certifications across teams and roles at all levels, taking our solutions to new heights and mitigating risks in your project. We’re proud to be in your crowd. Our seasoned practice leaders deeply understand and confidently tackle your nuanced and complex industry-specific challenges.
Serving Our People Community Culture Cultivate Talent 2,400 CPO touch points per year 15 NPOs served 80 annual BA intakes Prioritizing a community of happy people on a mission means the best outcomes for our customers. We build culture that inspires connection and engagement, treating each other as family and giving back together through shared philanthropic passions and sustainability efforts. We invest in talent, encourage non-linear career paths, match opportunity to strengths, and pay for skill acquisition to provide you with the best-in-class project teams.
Straight-to- Value Speed with Quality Making Change Work Zero-bloat promise 2x faster go-lives 5/5 CSAT score A “straight-to-value” approach, meeting you where you are, keenly evaluating your problems, and providing tailor-made solutions that address your needs without filler. We take the shortest, fastest path to success without sacrificing quality, believing that sustainable growth comes from a deep commitment to quality. White glove service is our pleasure, not an obligation. We go the extra mile before, during, and after the implementation process to make the transition to using Salesforce as easy as possible, guaranteeing results.

Meet Our Leadership

Deepika Bharathraj
Deepika Bharathraj
President/VP, Operations

As the VP of Operations for the past four years, Deepika has played a pivotal role in developing our Gerent family. She is well versed in managing the entire HR cycle for all employees, while providing operational support to ensure consistent success.

Deepika oversees the digital transformation of HRIS systems, manages applicant tracking software, and administers employee benefits. In addition, she spearheads many financial aspects of our firm, including payroll, accounts payable, expenses, and records management.

Getting to know employees is one of Deepika’s favorite aspects about her job — she strives to make everyone feel valued and heard. Outside of work, Deepika’s interests include art, interior design, and gardening. She also loves cooking for her family!

Gopi Ramineni
Gopi Ramineni
Founder & CEO

Gopi founded Gerent in 2007 with a drive to fuel businesses with disruptive change using powerful technology. He has built an exceptional team around him, all while helping businesses put their customers at the center of everything they do.

Gopi is an expert in the Salesforce platform and has contributed to more than 900 projects in the Salesforce domain over the last 20 years.

In his downtime, Gopi can be found reading, spending time with his family and kids, kicking back with a classic movie, or trying a new local restaurant.

Deb Stefanoni
Deb Stefanoni
Chief People Officer

Deb has spent a total 26 years working in sales and consulting in the Information Technology industry, with 14 of those years focused directly on Salesforce.

As the Chief People Officer at Gerent, Deb loves that she gets to set others up for success on a daily basis.

Fun fact: Deb is ALL about health and wellness, clean eating, and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Will Shu
Chief Information Officer

With over 27 years working with technology, Will has spent the last 10 years spearheading Salesforce digital transformations in the finance and education sectors.

For Will, the best part about working at Gerent is that he gets to use the latest technology to drive success for businesses in a wide range of industries.

Outside the office, Will is a travel enthusiast who enjoys experiencing new local cuisines.

Ravi Muntha
Ravi Muntha
SVP, Delivery

With over 25 years of towering experience in cloud-enabled enterprise transformations for a wide array of industries, Ravi is well known for driving profitability and delivering results. He is versed in a variety of business management strategies, including re-engineering and process optimization. Ravi specializes in orchestrating highly productive and cost-effective delivery models by combining organizational design, financial transformation, and process improvement with leading-edge technology.

When he is not immersed in his work, Ravi enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on the Detroit Lions. He is also an avid tennis fan, and enjoys playing tennis with his daughter on a regular basis.

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Anandhi Narayanan
SVP, Business Transformation & Strategy

Anandhi Narayanan has 17 years of experience in manufacturing both in the business and in IT. During her tenure in IT she led digital transformations across finance, supply chain, operations and sales operations. For the past 4 years, as a consultant, she has been leading cross cloud implementations, driving strategy and thought leadership for supply chain organizations in the Salesforce ecosystem. She is in relentless pursuit of operational effectiveness, empowered organizational structures and continuous improvement.

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Pamela Hannett
SVP, Highly Regulated Industries

Pamela is a financial services veteran with over 25 years of financial services experience and more than a decade of Salesforce ecosystem leadership. Her areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage lending.

She is well-versed in Salesforce technology, having previously served as Salesforce’s senior director of product management for Financial Services Cloud.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her three sons, two dogs, and two cats!

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Jenny Hall
SVP, Education & Nonprofit

Jenny Hall is a versatile executive with demonstrated experience in building service-oriented organizational structures and effective teams within the education, nonprofit, and health sectors. She has a keen eye for operational details and knows how to leverage Salesforce technology to optimize organizational resources while building scale.

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Kal Shah
VP, Insurance

Kal is a professional services executive with a proven record of driving success for customers across the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and technology industries. As a veteran transformation leader, Kal is adept at helping executive and cross-functional teams mobilize for transformation, simplify operational processes, and adopt high-value Salesforce enterprise solutions. Previously, he was responsible for the growth and success of strategic Salesforce accounts while building a successful global advisory business supporting various industries.

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Ketta Riley
SVP, Travel, Tourism & Entertainment

Ketta has over 35 years of travel and hospitality leadership experience, 10 of which have been spent working on Salesforce implementations. She leverages her experience combined with extensive knowledge of industry market trends to support our customers’ businesses.

More than anything, Ketta is energized by the shared vision and freedom to innovate at Gerent.

Outside of work, Ketta is passionate about rescue animals and horses.

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Chris Stefanazzi

As VP of Sales for Manufacturing, Auto, and Energy (MAE) and Retail Consumer Goods (RCG), Chris Stefanazzi dedicates himself to growing Gerent’s industry accounts. Chris is a Salesforce ecosystem veteran; before joining Gerent, he spent ten years on staff at Salesforce and built a name for himself as one of the company’s Top Performers in MAE Sales. He enjoys nurturing accounts so clients can see their transformation deliver increasing value over time. Chris takes the time to fully understand a customer’s pain points before recommending a solution — and always stays up-to-date on Salesforce’s evolving product library to ensure that the products he recommends are a fit for the client.

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Abhi Valaboju
VP, Pre-Sales

Abhi offers over 13 years of diverse experience as a technology consultant for Telco and various software companies. He spent over 8 of those years within the Salesforce ecosystem, providing consulting services to sales service, and marketing departments. He is a strategic maximizer who excels in ideation and pragmatic planning with experience in delivery consulting, project management, pre-sales, and sales roles, Abhi thrives by helping our clients fuse their vision and strategy to reach their goals.

During his downtime, Abhi enjoys meditating and spirited driving on the open road. He is also an active supporter of the Peace Tree Innovations Society.

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Tim Sharpe
VP, Lead Generation & Inside Sales

Timothy Sharpe is a results-motivated sales professional with nearly two decades of experience in technology-based sales, account management, and consulting. He excels in cultivating B2B sales and knows how to present Salesforce solutions to potential clients in a compelling, value-oriented way.

As VP of Lead Generation and Inside Sales, Timothy has been invaluable in empowering Gerent’s sales team to elevate its efforts and ambitions.

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Chaitanya Sonarikar
VP, Public Sector

A former CIO at a global organization, Chaitanya has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing technology, digital transformation, business operations, and program management.

Chaitanya deeply values Gerent’s collaborative environment, continuous professional development opportunities, and constant innovation.

After hours, Chaitanya loves watching sports, reading, and spending time with his children.

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Mike Simon
Digital Practice Lead

Mike has over 35 years of marketing, product development, and IT management experience. He’s worked as CIO of a global logistics firm, and as the Global Solution Executive for IBM IT Outsourcing. Mike’s primary professional focus is on realizing the power of digital brands, data-driven marketing, and product experience and innovation.

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Kishan Ramineni
Salesforce Industries Lead

Kishan has over 15 years of diverse Information Technology experience primarily in Health, Insurance, Finance, and Pharmaceutical. He has extensive experience with enterprise application deployment architectures and environments in these sectors as well as architecting and designing end-to-end applications and solutions with technical, economic, and risk trade-offs.

Kishan is a member of Vlocity (Salesforce Industries) Industry Partners Masters Program and has been widely endorsed by customers in the Health and Insurance industry.

Charlene Stefanazzi
Charlene Stefanazzi
VP, Marketing

Charlene has spent over a decade in marketing working in a variety of industries, from fashion to consumer-packaged goods (CPG) to technology.

She appreciates Gerent for its unmatched agility and the freedom it gives her to innovate, push the envelope, and try new things.

An artist at her core, Charlene is an avid photographer and is also passionate about interior design and decorating. She also loves to travel, and finds it gives her the rest and reset she needs.

Our Workplace

At Gerent, we’ve been working remotely since 2008 – long before it wasn’t an option.

We understand what it takes to be effective and deliver value to our customers in a remote environment. The ability to work from anywhere speaks to the core of who we are as an organization. By providing our team with flexibility in their work life, we keep them energized and motivated to do their best work.

Awards & Certifications

Pledge 1%

We pledge 1% of our profits
and time to charity

Gerent is a proud member of Pledge 1%
along with Salesforce and many others.

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Driving Social and Environmental Impact

As members of a global community, we are committed to stewarding the environment we all share and promoting positive social change.

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Trust & Compliance

Gerent maintains compliance certifications that aim
to build your trust and confidence in our company.

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