Apsona: Driven by
Passionate Salesforce Experts

Discover the unique stories and exceptional skills of our dedicated team.

A Message From
Sadna Dutt, CEO of Apsona

Our Story

“In the heart of the Salesforce ecosystem, Apsona was born from a vision to simplify and enhance the user experience, a dream that M.A. Sridhar and I, Sadna Dutt, turned into reality. Our journey began with a deep-seated passion for problem-solving within the Salesforce ecosystem, a path marked by a commitment to making decision-making more intuitive and efficient.
Our vision was clear: to create highly responsive, browser-based applications that simplify the Salesforce experience. This vision was fueled by our profound understanding of the platform’s intricacies and a relentless drive to pioneer solutions that resonate with our users. The untimely loss of M.A. Sridhar in 2021 was a profound setback, yet it only strengthened our resolve to honor his memory by relentlessly pursuing the dream we shared.
Today, Apsona is more than just a suite of products; it’s a testament to a vision realized through resilience and innovation. Our growth from a humble duo to a leader in Salesforce data management, complex reporting, and document generation is a story of passion and perseverance. Under my stewardship, Apsona continues to prioritize customer needs, often turning their invaluable feedback into innovative features that enhance their Salesforce experience.
As we forge ahead, the principles of simplicity, effectiveness, and reliability remain at the core of everything we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering, as is our dedication to the Apsona community. The journey of Apsona is one of continuous evolution, shaped by the collective efforts of our incredible team and the invaluable insights of our users.
I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and excited for the future we are building. Apsona’s story, rooted in a blend of technological expertise and human-centric values, continues to unfold, and I invite you to join us on this remarkable journey.”

Introducing the People Powering Apsona

Justin Barss


Vijitha Sridhar

Chief Technology Officer

Chad Harris

Support Technical Lead

Rob O’Brien

Sales Lead

Barbara Barss

Customer Success Manager (Purchase and Renewals)

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Who I Am

Justin Barss, President at Apsona, driven by a passion for maximizing Salesforce’s potential and fostering a vibrant community.
Began in 2010, leading to a deep dive into the Salesforce ecosystem. My path has been marked by continuous learning and embracing every opportunity to innovate within Salesforce.
Before my Salesforce journey, I embarked on several entrepreneurial endeavors, founding and leading various organizations. This phase of my career was marked by innovation, leadership, and a keen sense for business opportunities, laying a strong foundation for my future endeavors in the tech world.
Apsona isn’t just a tool; it’s a multiplier of skills and expertise. It empowers architects to visualize and report on complex data models and enables admins to excel in data management. What truly sets Apsona apart for me is its ability to transform individual capabilities into collective achievements. Plus, the people – our customers, partners, and team – are the heart of the Salesforce community, making it an incredibly rewarding place to be.
Specializing in enhancing Salesforce capabilities, particularly in data cleanup, filtering, and deduplication. I take pride in helping users optimize their Salesforce experience, ensuring efficiency and precision in their operations.
Joining a consulting team and contributing to real-time Salesforce solutions. These experiences have been pivotal in my professional growth, shaping my approach to problem-solving and customer service.
A dedicated mentor and advocate for the Salesforce community. My commitment extends beyond technical expertise to nurturing and supporting our users, partners, and the Apsona team.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Who I Am

Vijitha Sridhar, Chief Technology Officer at Apsona. A Bay Area native with a lifelong passion for coding and technology.
My journey in tech began early and led me to UC Berkeley, where I studied Computer Science. After years as a software engineer, I found my place at Apsona, where I continue to grow and innovate every day.
Apsona is more than just a workplace for me; it’s a dynamic environment where I can engage in diverse projects. The opportunity to wear many hats in a small startup is exhilarating. What I cherish most is our team’s supportive and proactive nature, and interacting with customers who share their love and appreciation for our products.
As CTO, I’m deeply involved in the development and enhancement of Apsona’s products. I take pride in working on solutions that are not only innovative but also genuinely useful and appreciated by our users.
When I’m not coding or leading tech initiatives, I enjoy working out, tending to my garden, and dancing. These activities provide a perfect balance to my professional life.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Who I Am

Chad Harris, Support Technical Lead at Apsona. Passionate about harnessing the power of technology to drive organizational success.
My journey with Salesforce began in 2014 at a Human Services nonprofit in San Jose, California. This experience opened my eyes to the transformative power of technology in organizations.
While working as a consultant, I discovered Apsona and was instantly captivated by the quality of the app and the incredible team behind it. This discovery was a pivotal moment in my career. What drew me to Apsona was not just the app’s quality but also the people. I am thrilled to be part of a team that is as amazing as the product we offer. It’s a privilege to support and grow with the Apsona community.
In my current role, I’m dedicated to supporting the Apsona community. This involves answering support tickets, hosting regular office hours, and continually working on improving Apsona’s internal systems.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Who I Am

Rob O’Brien, Sales Lead at Apsona. A 2X Certified Salesforce Administrator with a deep passion for the Salesforce platform and community.
With over 7 years of experience on the Salesforce Platform, I’ve honed my skills and knowledge, particularly as a Managed Services Consultant. My journey with Apsona began when I used it to enhance efficiencies for various customers, leading to a deep appreciation for its capabilities.
My love for Apsona was so strong that when the opportunity arose to join the team, I didn’t hesitate. It’s been an exciting journey being part of a team that’s as passionate about Salesforce as I am.
I’m actively involved in the Salesforce ecosystem, serving as a co-leader for the Chicago Nonprofit User Group, Chicago Salesforce Saturday and serving on the Executive Committee of Nonprofit Dreamin’. These roles allow me to contribute to and learn from the vibrant Salesforce community.
In my free time, I volunteer to help others with resume reviews and LinkedIn profile enhancements, drawing from my past experience as an HR recruiter. I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband Kevin, our two college-aged daughters, Clare and Maddie, and our beloved cats, Chyna Bell and Meilani.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter or Threads.

Who I Am

Barbara Barss, Customer Success Manager at Apsona, dedicated to ensuring our customers thrive. With a background in biology and early childhood education, my journey has taken me from directing a non-profit and working in water quality to embracing the world of Salesforce with Apsona.
My adventure with Salesforce began three years ago, and it was Apsona that transformed my experience. Initially drawn to its user-friendly interface, I quickly appreciated how it simplified navigating Salesforce’s data hierarchy. The drill-up and drill-down feature became my favorite, allowing me to access the information I needed with ease and efficiency.
After spending several rewarding years at home raising our four wonderful children, I re-entered the professional world, bringing my diverse background into the Salesforce ecosystem. Joining Apsona in 2022 was a pivotal moment, starting in support and evolving into a role as Customer Success Manager, where I now have the joy of helping our customers maximize their Salesforce potential every day.
Apsona is more than just a tool for me; it’s a gateway to making Salesforce accessible and manageable. It’s a product that not only enhances my work but also aligns with my passion for education and support. Being able to serve our customers and see them succeed with Apsona is incredibly fulfilling.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn.