Last year, we announced the Magento
Masters program
to recognize top contributors in our
ecosystem. Yesterday, we shared this year’s
Movers
with you, and today we reveal the seven Magento
Masters selected as Mentors.

Mentors are top contributors to the Magento Community who are
highly active educating others and developing resources for
them. They have proven expertise in building successful Magento
implementations.

I am delighted to introduce you to our Mentors for the 2017
Magento Masters program:


Gabriel Guarino

Director, Simplific
Argentina

With more than 7 years of experience in Magento, Gabriel is the
director of Simplific, a full-service agency specializing in
Magento development, integrations, consulting and support.
Gabriel has all the Magento certifications and he is an active
member of the community as a moderator on the Magento Forums, a
frequent speaker at Magento events, and book author for Packt
Publishing. In his free time, he enjoys coding his own
applications, preparing the next presentation, or learning
something new that could be useful for his personal or
professional life.

Gabriel was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions through speaking engagements helping other
developers learn how to take Magento 1 knowledge and apply
it to Magento 2, as well as both moderating and consistently
helping others on the Magento Forums and
providing feedback to our UX and DevDocs teams.

Phillip
Jackson

Ecommerce Evangelist, Something Digital
USA

With over 15 years of experience creating unique online
customer experiences, Phillip has both built and
managed Magento installations for some of the world’s
most recognizable brands. He is the organizer of
the Magento SoFla Meetup and co-hosts the successful
podcasts MageTalk and Future Commerce with over 25,000 monthly
listeners. He is a two-time Magento Master and a 4x Magento
Certified Developer.

Phillip was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions through organizing the South
Florida Magento Developer Meetup
, moderating and answering
questions on Magento StackExchange,
co-hosting of the community podcast MageTalk, speaking about Magento,
and speaking at Magento-centric events.

Sander
Mangel

Technical Lead, FitForMe
The Netherlands

Coffee and eCommerce enthusiast living in Rotterdam, The
Netherlands. Passionate about Magento and everything involved
with the community. Getting others involved and reaching out to
new people is what drives me to do events like MageStackDay,
participate in user groups, and help with Meet Magento. For me,
collaboration is what drives true innovation. That goes for
everything in life but especially the work I do with Magento
development.

Sander was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions through organizing the Magento User
Group Rotterdam
, co-organizing Meet Magento NL, MageUnconference NL, and MageStackDay, participating in
speaking engagements around his Magento experience at a
merchant, and consistently helping others in the community on
Magento
StackExchange
.

Raphael
Petrini

Web Entrepreneur, Digital Pianism
France

Raphael started working with Magento right after university in
2010. Until 2016, he’s been a passive developer, doing his job
without worrying too much about what was going on in the
Magento community. Last February, Raphael decided to give back
what the community gave him through six years of Magento
development and he started being active on Magento StackExchange,
asking and answering questions. On top of that, the release of
Magento 2 was a starting point for Raphael as one of his goals
in 2016 was to learn Magento 2 and try to better understand its
mechanisms.

Raphael was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions to Magento 2 on Github, consistently
helping others on Magento StackExchange
as they troubleshoot and innovate on both the Magento 1 and
Magento 2 platforms, and quickly consolidating community
resources for others to find and apply.

Fabian
Schmengler

Magento Developer & Solutions
Specialist
integer_net
Germany

Fabian is a Software Engineer, specializing in Magento
development since 2011. He is part of integer_net, a small
company of Magento experts and community enthusiasts in Aachen,
Germany. Besides client projects and training and consulting,
Fabian also works on Magento extensions, and he leads the
migration of the IntegerNet_Solr search extension to Magento 2.

Fabian was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions through speaking engagements around Magento
and at Magento centric events, keeping other Magento developers
educated on his
blog
through highlighting recent solutions or sharing best
practices, and consistently helping others in the community on
Magento
StackExchange
.

Marius
Străjeru

PHP Developer, Arnia Software
Romania

Marius has been a PHP developer for the past 11 years and a
Magento developer and addict for the past 9 years. His job
outside his day job is moderating Magento
StackExchange
. You can find him there day by day,
helping to keep the site clean while asking and answering
questions. Marius does this because he really enjoys changing
ideas in order to solve problems—both his own or others’.
Lately, he’s been presenting at different Magento events such
as MageTitans IT and Meet Magento Romania. 

Marius was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on his
2016 contributions to Magento 2 on Github, moderating and
consistently helping others on Magento StackExchange,
both creating and sharing the Ultimate Module Creator too,l and
speaking engagements at Magento centric events.

Anna
Völkl

Lead Magento Developer, E-CONOMIX GmbH
Austria

Anna is a Lead Magento Developer at E-CONOMIX. She has been a
professional software engineer and software architect for more
than 10 years and started working with Magento in 2011. Anna is
passionate about improving security and developer workflows and
likes giving talks at Magento events and sharing her experience
on Magento
StackExchange
 and the Magento Forums. In her
free time, she enjoys volunteering as a paramedic and outdoor
sports such as running and snowboarding.

Anna was selected as a Magento Master for 2017 based on her
2016 contributions through co-organizing Magento-Stammtisch
Wien
, educating the community on Magento platform security
through speaking engagements, contributing on Github to both
Magento and DevDocs,
co-organizing MageStackDay, and consistently
helping others in the community on Magento StackExchange
and the Magento
Forums
.