About Me!

For me, one of the greatest strengths of the Salesforce Ecosystem is its people and the connections that are shared.

Hi! I’m Eric Dreshfield.

Some people call me “The Dresh” and others call me “The Kevin Bacon of the Salesforce Ecosystem.” And I’m totally fine with both of those. Or you can call me Eric.

I have been in the Salesforce ecosystem since 2009. In 2010 I started the Evansville, Indiana Salesforce Users Group. In 2011, I launched the very first Midwest Dreamin’, where 100 Salesforce enthusiasts descended upon Louisville for a full day of Salesforce community learning. Midwest Dreamin’ was an annual event in Chicago from 2014 – 2019 with upwards of 850 people attending. And while Covid-19 cancelled Midwest Dreamin’ for 2020 & 2021, the event is just took place on July 20-22, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis with close to 1,100 people registered. Midwest Dreamin’ 2023 is already scheduled for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for August 16-18, 2023, so save the date!

I was first named a Salesforce MVP in 2013, and renewed annually through 2020, when I was inducted into the Salesforce Hall of Fame as an MVP for life. I have spoken at Dreamforce in 2013, 2014, 2016 through 2019, as well as at countless Salesforce Community conferences and Community Group meetings. I have organized a Dreamforce Breakfast for Newbies (a.k.a., The Newbie “Reunion” Breakfast; a.k.a., The Bacon Breakfast) since 2012 as a fundraising event, raising over $41,000 so far for Project Night Night. I have been a mentor to many and am staunch ally and advocate of equality for all.

I am currently the Principal Consultant at Dresh For Success LLC.

All posts are my opinions only, and in no way reflect the opinions of my employer, Midwest Dreamin’, or the Evansville Salesforce User Group. No post should be considered an endorsement or recommendation of a company, product or person, unless specifically stated in that post.

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4 thoughts on “About Me!

  1. Hello,

    My name is Allison and I’m on the social media team at DigitSec, Inc. We’re an information security and compliance company with a product called the S4 – SaaS Security Scanner for Salesforce.

    Since your blog is Salesforce focused, I was wondering if you’d be interested in either accepting a guest post from us, or reviewing our product and writing about it on your blog.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in moving forward with this. You can check out our website at digitsec.com or email me with any questions you might have.



  2. Hi Eric/the Kevin Bacon of the Salesforce Ecosystem!

    I’m publishing an app to the AppExchange and would love to talk to you about sponsorship opportunities!

    Sorry to post this here if this isn’t the right spot (taking notes from Allison back in 2018).

    Thank you,

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