It Takes the Right Team

Leadership Team

Aaron Ayer Partner

Aaron Ayer is Partner and Practice Lead for Building Products & Manufacturing. Aaron founded Hunley after his second chief marketing role for a building materials company. A Navy submarine officer and industrial engineer by early-career experience, he entered the world of construction with a position leading operations for a commercial subcontracting business, then ran marketing for an HVAC products manufacturer and a waterproofing products firm. A LEED AP and licensed PE, Aaron’s command of the world of building materials and manufacturing is extensive.

Penny Hammond Partner

Penny Hammond is Partner and Practice Lead for AEC. Her experience in this area started with a degree in architecture and construction management, followed by roles in an architectural firm (design and project management), an international construction manager (project management, design management, preconstruction), and a commercial property developer. Working with clients across the AEC spectrum, she provides best practice advice and a vision for growth and productivity.

Penny joined The Hunley Group in 2011. She has worked in and developed entrepreneurial, mid-size, and large businesses in the USA and UK, in a variety of roles from operations to business development to marketing.

Joe Vela CTO

Joe Vela began working with The Hunley Group in 2011. He’s a veteran of the SaaS market; he’s worked with almost since it emerged. Joe spent the first five years of his career working with established software companies. In the past fifteen years, he has specialized in helping growing companies build technology teams, create processes, and deliver software solutions.

Mike Granatelli Manager of Talent Acquisition and People Operations

Mike Granatelli began working at The Hunley Group in April 2021. He has been recruiting Salesforce professionals since 2017. Prior to The Hunley Group, he led People Operations and Talent Acquisition for Code Zero during its fastest growth period and through acquisition by ATG, Cognizant. Mike works to optimize candidate and employee experience through comprehensive processes, tools, and management training. He is an active member of the Salesforce ecosystem, having presented to and hosted many Trailblazer Community Groups, attended local Dreamin events, World Tours, and Dreamforce.

Abby Hastings Director of Professional Services

Abby Hastings began working at The Hunley Group in August 2020. Abby’s Salesforce experience started about 6 years ago as a Director of Operations at 2 software companies, where she implemented and managed the cross-functional instances of Salesforce and supporting processes with a focus on a seamless customer experience from lead to Sales and implementation to support. Prior to that, Abby spent 10 years working with Oracle Service Cloud, originally as RightNow Technologies, managing Public Sector, and Higher Ed implementation projects before scoping projects as a Solution Architect and as the technical liaison during the sales process as a Solution Consultant.

Monique MacKinnon Director of Managed Services

Monique MacKinnon joined The Hunley Group in 2020, bringing her crossover experience in Salesforce, Architecture, Sustainability, and Leadership to the Managed Services team. Monique is a classically-trained Architect holding a BArch degree, with experience spanning the Architecture and Sustainability industries. She has served in leadership positions as President of a global Alumni Association Board and University Board of Trustees and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD&C), and a Salesforce Certified Administrator.

Patrick Gnehm Director of Development

Patrick Gnehm joined the Hunley Group in 2021. He has been working with Salesforce since 2014 in mostly development-related roles. He specializes in delivering prime Salesforce solutions and developing the collaborative teams behind them. His focus is on fostering and growing teams to lead them to their full potential.  Prior to Hunley, he worked for a leading medical device manufacturer (Arthrex) and for 15 years for UKG (formerly Ultimate Software) in South Florida, a successful SAAS HR-Software company. 

Vicky Conger Finance Director

Vicky Conger joined the Hunley Group as Finance Director in October 2020. Before joining the Hunley Group, Vicky was the Senior Finance Officer at Crecera Finance Management, LLC, a trade finance management company focused on managing over $300M in loan assets in South America. Vicky was previously the Operations Manager for The Explorador Fund, an asset management company investing throughout Latin America. Before joining Explorador, Vicky worked with Emerging Markets Investors Corporation (EMI) in Washington, DC where she was an operations associate for the quantitative analysis team, and later as a research associate for the group of analysts.

Team Members

Adam Sutton Senior Developer
Alex Vibber Senior Business Analyst
Andrew Borgelin New Account Sales Manager
Carson Sprung Business Analyst
Charlie Pledger Solution Architect
Donielle Rylander Client Service Manager
Ed Santandrea Senior Business Analyst
Jamie Pudelek Client Service Manager
Jason Kurant Developer
Jason Stewart Project Manager
Jen Buchanan Senior Salesforce Consultant
Jennifer Borkovich Solution Architect
Joann Galinis Client Service Manager
Joanne Galinis Client Service Manager
Lauren Thompson Marketing Specialist
Nathaniel Dalton Consultant
Richard Chen Associate Business Analyst
Rob Hansen Solution Architect
Riley Jucius Operations Analyst
Sarah Neill Senior Project Manager
Shelby Vance Business Analyst
Slava Krel Developer
Stuart Koplowitz Senior Project Manager
Tanya Martell Associate Business Analyst
Tyler Schacht Technical Architect
Amy Funk Marketing Automation Strategist
Akshathaa Venkat Senior Project Manager

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