My profession has involved Storage, Virtualization and most recently "Cloud" technologies. I am a Pre-Sales Specialist in the VMware Accelerate Velocity team. We're tasked with promoting the most ground-breaking technologies offered by VMware including Software Defined: Networking, Storage and most importantly Software Defined Data Center. This includes all virtualization, orchestration and management tools. I’ve been a technology specialist, with years focusing discretely on virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies from the “Hands-On” perspective, as well as years spent in the world of product management, evangelization, and education of people on these products and technologies. I leverage my communication skills to communicate the differentiation of technologies, products, and services to my customers to ensure that the solutions they require are satisfied in the most efficient, cost-effective, and forward-thinking manner possible. I work within all realms of the business to communicate all aspects of cloud functionalities to the business at all levels. I utilize whatever cost-effective tools available to accomplish these tasks, including social media, open source, my years of experience and many other varied approaches to achieve these goals. My goal is to overcome the obstacles both seen and unseen such that solutions are elegant, agile and can be accomplished by both the business and the IT staff, all to achieve results that may not be inherently visible, but can be accessed by a creative approach to solving complex and sometimes confusing problems. In addition, I'm the Communications Director for the vCommunity Trust, a 501(c)3 set up to raise awareness, and build training for people who cannot afford it. This is training particularly around the Virtualization world, most notably VMware Virtualization. Added to the VMware #vExpert Honorary Program for 2013 & 2014 I'm also an amateur guitarist, dog lover, and father to an amazing daughter.