CapStorm Crew: Ben Melton, Our Outdoors-Loving Product Manager

It’s not often that one of your product's users ends up joining your team, but CapStorm was thrilled when Ben Melton, our product manager, joined the crew last year. Read on to learn more about Ben, from his stint running a camp for the Boy Scouts to his newfound love of pickleball.

Can you tell us a little about your work background?

I worked for 15 years organizing volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America. This job was very demanding and rewarding and included fundraising. In addition, it also involved running remote, off-the-grid whitewater rafting trips for up to 60 kids at a time. From there, I moved on to managing a team of developers for a friend who was the technical director for a Salesforce implementation partner. 

I quickly found I had a love for all things data and started working with project teams to deliver enterprise-level data migrations, advisory consulting, and mentoring other data resources. As part of my migration experience, I used Copystorm and CS: Restore. My experience is that these are seamless migration and integration tools, and because of that, I was very excited when Drew reached out to me and asked if I was interested in joining Capstorm. So, of course, I took him up on it, and here we are. The wide variety of experiences I have makes me comfortable across teams and tasks, and I’m really enjoying getting to know the Capstorm team and all the great things I’m learning.

What is your favorite pastime? 

I’ve been learning to play pickleball for about nine months. It’s a great activity and a chance to make new friends and get some exercise. 

What is your favorite food?

I’m a big fan of a nice steak dinner at an old-fashioned restaurant.

What is your least favorite food? 

I like food, so I need to figure out this one. Maybe if I try a few more things, I’ll find something I don’t like.

How did you get started in your industry?  

I got into technology by managing a team of salesforce developers at a Salesforce Consulting Partner. One of the things I learned is that I really enjoyed working on Salesforce data, so I changed focus to do over 20 data migrations to Salesforce from a wide variety of sources.

What drew you to CapStorm?  

I had worked with Drew and Rebecca in the past, was drawn to the culture fit, and wanted to work in a strong, values-driven organization. I also have a strong appreciation for our software and think it’s the best way to manage Salesforce data in the industry. 

What is your definition of success?  

To quote Steven Stills, “I don’t do business that don’t make me smile.” The chance to do values-driven work and help drive high-quality outcomes for our customers is too good to pass up.

Steven Welch

Steven Welch

Steven has over a decade of experience with content writing and design, and works to bring CapStorm's stories to a wider audience.

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