Ken Tallman established 6512 Consulting to provide business consulting for nonprofits leveraging the Salesforce.com cloud computing platform. He has worked in a wide range of industries for companies in Silicon Valley and all over the west. He has used Salesforce as an account executive, worked at Salesforce introducing the Force.com platform and managed Salesforce for multiple companies. He is very active in the local nonprofit community and is currently the president of the board for The Liberty School. He has a computer science degree and is a certified Salesforce Administrator. He resides in Durango, Colorado (elevation 6512').
Ken Tallman caught the corporate philanthropy bug while working at Salesforce.com. Salesforce's 1-1-1 program (where they donate 1% of their employee time, 1% of their product, and 1% of their equity) showed true innovation and has been the model for many companies that followed. Ken introduced that model to Mercury Payment Systems (now Vantiv) and it became the foundation for the MercuryGives program which Ken ran for a number of years. He created an application in Salesforce to track nonprofits and their requests for volunteers and donations through the MercuryGives program. Ken has also donated hundreds of volunteer hours helping local nonprofits deploy Salesforce to track their donors, volunteers, clients and key business metrics.
6512 Consulting is built on a foundation of giving. We encourage philanthropy with our employees by allowing them to volunteer up to 1% of their paid work hours at their favorite nonprofits. And we give away up to 10 free hours of consulting to each nonprofit we work with.