My name is Will Nourse and I’m the Chief Information Officer of Citizen Schools, a national educational non-profit, based in Boston, MA. I’m a certified Salesforce.com Administrator and a Salesforce Community MVP (inducted at Dreamforce 2011).
I began my career in Boston, MA as a trader/investment banker, after which I ventured into freelance consulting for educational non-profit organizations such as the Children’s Television Workshop. I joined Arthur Anderson’s business consulting practice in the mid 1990s to advise corporate clients on the development of sound business processes and technology tools. I served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), a non-profit international education organization until from 2000 until 2007. Following a brief stint as Vice President of Product Development at a technology start-up I returned to non-profits, joining Citizen Schools as Chief Technology Officer in 2008.
A life-long geek, I believe passionately in the power of technology to change lives and society. Additionally, I feel that Salesforce.com and the Force.com platform are revolutionary products that are in the process of disrupting the way that organizations develop and deliver business value through technology and that the model promoted by the Marc Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation is equally forging new ground for corporate philanthropy.
I’m a self-taught developer (international relations major in college), but I can usually get done what I set out to do, often borrowing liberally (with credit!) from others.
Finally, I’m married to a wonderful woman and have a lovely eight-year old daughter.