Find out what life is like 90-days after joining VFP

VFP Consulting team

A veteran in the industry – Chris has worked for both FinancialForce and in the Salesforce partner community – and we are so happy to have him and his expertise on #teamVFP!

What’s keeping you so round up about what you’re doing now?

Definitely the people I would say.

In general, is the people and, what I mean by that is that everybody is extremely selfless. You have a group of people that if anyone needs anything to get something done all we have to do is ask and people will drop everything they’re doing in order to help you. It doesn’t matter if they are not involved in the project you are asking help with, at VFP people go above and beyond to help you out and get what you need in order to be successful. I know that sounds cliché but I haven’t experienced anything else other than that and it’s not the case everywhere you go I’m sure. I’ve definitely experienced that so I love it so far I can’t say enough of that.

Everything I want to do or get into is available here. The career opportunities are definitely endless.

Chris Tataris, Consultant at VFP Consulting

Can you give us a sense of comparison to what is VFP does that is different? What’s your experience here that is different elsewhere?

I would say the sense of corporate culturing and culture is one of those things were it actually matters because while we might not see each others face everyday you do go to the office and say like ‘what was your weekend?’. There’s a lot of communication in what VFP does better than other companies ever did and (this is gonna sound weird) I feel like I’m an at an actual office (but i’m not) because people is always talking and there’s always stuff going on so, I feel like there’s this sense of comradery that (others partners) just don’t have.

I don’t know what Stephanie’s goal is but whether it is to be some huge consulting company or whatever the case might be I still think that they are keeping the emphasis on not losing sight of who you are as a culture. I think that people are constantly focusing on it and not losing sight of you know what made us so awesome when we are here at 25 people to 50 people to 100 or 200 like never lose sight of that because people will experience it and people will leave and you don’t wanna lose good people. 

How do you think VFP is perceived in the world of partners of the FinancialForce, Salesforce ecosystem? Why did you approach VFP? 

I first heard of VFP back in 2016. I remember VFP before I remember any other partner. So, I heard a super sharp reputation almost like the sharpest kind of ‘VFP is the IVY league’ high-end whatever high-end bag you would like to wear kind of categories where VFP is.

What do you see in the future for yourself at VFP?

I would love to have a group of people to manage. That’s what I want. I do love proving myself so if that’s going on working my way up so be it I’m totally fine with that and I mean that’s actually better because I’m learning everything as I go and that’ll only help me be a better Chris.

The biggest thing for me is that next move that I make whoever I want to be, I wanna grow organically so I think I made the absolute perfect time and I can’t wait to see where it goes. So can’t wait to show what I’m capable of at the same time. 

The VFP team is really here to help you be successful.

Chris Tataris, Consultant at VFP Consulting.


Raul Acosta

Sales Director

As an agile, focused and collaborative team player Raul strives to consistently take a holistic approach and make an impact with each networking experience and partnership forged.


With 15+ years of experience in sales strategy, application sales, and relationship management, he excels at solving complex business challenges through data-driven insights, superior customer service, and relevant Salesforce expertise.


As a former trusted advisor at Certinia and Salesforce, Raul has successfully implemented strategies that drive revenue, align business units, engage target audiences, strengthen brand image, maximize productivity, develop people, transform processes, and improve overall customer experience, showcasing his commitment to clients, partners, and colleagues.

Michael Kelly

Engagement Director & Head of Project Management

Michael, with a background in project financial management and analysis, has spent over a decade in various project management roles. Leading clients, project teams, and fellow project managers, he ensures successful project deliveries and implementations. Michael’s PMP Certification enables him to stay current with the latest industry standards and project management practices.


Passionate about his field and role, Michael finds fulfillment in successful projects, tangible results, and meeting client needs.


Throughout his experience in engagement management Michael has successfully led over 25 clients, projects, and go-lives. He has overseen a project budget portfolio of $25 million per year, managing 21 separate project engagement efforts concurrently for his client base. In his career, Michael has hired, trained, and personally managed a team of over 50 project managers.


He has also contributed to the development and training of new agile project methodologies in multiple companies.


Currently, at VFP, Michael has played a crucial role in implementing the new agile methodology across all active projects for their client base in 2023.

Greg Plaisance

Managing Consultant

Throughout his career at VFP, Greg has progressed from the role of Consultant to Senior Consultant and currently serves as a Managing Consultant.


With 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Greg possesses a diverse skill set that spans Retail Banking, Post Audit, and Consulting. He holds 3 Salesforce certifications and 2 Certinia certifications, showcasing his expertise in areas such as Accounting, Revenue Recognition, Billing, and leadership strategy. Greg’s extensive background equips him with a deep understanding of financial processes, enabling him to offer valuable insights and guidance to clients within the industry.


Passionate about process improvement, efficiency, and leadership he helps companies by managing the systems that support their core objectives, allowing them to focus on their key goals.


Greg aims to build VFP into a premier consulting firm that is highly sought-after by both clients and professionals as a desirable place to work.

Kristin Hubbard

Managing Consultant

Kristin, a seasoned Salesforce and Certinia professional since 2011 specializes in Financial Management, specifically focusing on areas such as Billing, Revenue, and Accounting.


With a degree in Accounting, Kristin began her career as a Billing Specialist, where she actively contributed to the implementation of Salesforce and Certinia, showcasing her problem-solving skills and passion for process improvement.


Recognizing her abilities, she transitioned to the role of Certinia Administrator, playing a crucial role in the system’s global rollout. Later, as a Business Systems Manager, she assumed responsibility for the entire Salesforce platform. Motivated by her love for the job and a desire to help multiple organizations, Kristin pursued consulting, specializing in Certinia ERP and leading consultant teams for approximately eight years.


Since 2018, she has played a vital role in planning and executing the Florida Dreamin event. Recognized as a Salesforce MVP in 2023, she holds 7 Salesforce and 1 Certinia certification, demonstrating her expertise and dedication to growth.


Kristin understands the value of embracing technology and streamlining processes to reduce costs and enhance profitability. With expertise in Salesforce and Certinia, she guides organizations to implement efficient systems, optimize operations, and achieve financial success.

Ty alibhai

Managing Consultant

Ty is a seasoned consulting leader who has focused his experience over the last 15 years on the Salesforce platform and solutions in its ecosystem. He brings 20+ years of business knowledge, consulting experience, and a knack for successful Salesforce and Certinia implementations in the quote-to-cash space. Ty has successfully implemented technology solutions such as Salesforce and Certinia to over 100+ customers over his career and has led/managed consultant teams of 5-10 people.


Graduating from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and with a strong background in Computer Science, he launched his career in technology consulting. He focused his career on the Salesforce platform after experiencing success at Salesforce in the early 2000s and growing that knowledge with consulting partners the latter half of his career. His knowledge spans multiple industries, solutions, and market segments from SMB to Enterprise level experience.


As part of his role at VFP, he effectively manages a team of consultants, empowering them to achieve their career objectives. He also leads project teams and ensures the seamless adoption of technology, thereby driving client success at VFP.


Driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact on customers’ lives by simplifying their experience with new systems he excels as a leader, mentoring consultants and guiding project teams to successful outcomes.

Nick Anderson

Managing Consultant

A global Salesforce and Certinia consulting and implementation leader, Nick is an expert in his field with more than 8 years of experience on the platform, specializing in Quote to Cash and Professional Services Automation best practices.


With a focus on mid-market and enterprise accounts, Nick brings a deep knowledge of best practices to all aspects of client projects including change management, business process documentation & improvement, system configuration, revenue recognition and managed services.


With an extensive background in International Business and PSA solutions, Nick is the driving force behind the VFP consultants, helping the team tap into their full potential in order to deliver excellent results.


Never one to back down from a challenge, Nick embraces his ever-changing environment and encourages customers to do the same as a way to drive further success down the road. He stresses the importance of clear communication and building strong working relationships in order to effectively articulate a vision for the future of a business.


Using his own years of consulting experience as a touchstone, Nick’s focus is on developing talent and ushering in customer success for the VFP team across the board.

Doug Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

Building scalable large-capacity teams in enterprise environments for more than 20 years, Doug is creating a culture at VFP focused on growth, sustainability and loyalty.


With a belief that customer focused delivery and execution, matched with vision and operational excellence, is what makes a company and an engagement successful, he brings a unique approach to delivery and management.


Doug joined VFP with a goal to grow the team and scale the operation – which is now doubling year over year, based on a passion for people matched with a deep sense of purpose.

Stephanie Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

A sought-after enterprise management consultant with a 13-year history working with global Fortune 500 companies, Stephanie has deep and well-recognized expertise in the quote-to-cash, ERP, and financials space.


Focused on partnerships and long-term line of business growth at VFP, her passion for great consulting and business process is driving incredible growth for the company as well as VFP customers.


Ask Stephanie what she does and you’ll hear “all the things” – meaning taking care of the team, the company, and her many Salesforce and Certinia friends, partners, and colleagues.