In May of 2015, Red8,LLC acquired the infrastructure business of Voyant Strategies, where I was CTO. My role at Red8 is as a member of the CTO’s strategic go-to-market team, working with Red8’s nationwide sales and technical teams to execute the most robust, holistic, and value-rich multi-vendor IT solutions possible.
My primary role at Voyant Strategies (VSI) was setting and implementing our go-to-market technical strategic direction. I was responsible for surveying the IT landscape, and combining industry-leading technologies to bring unique and holistic value to clients, allowing them to meet both present and future challenges with ease. I then worked with my sales and technical teams, speaking with clients and prospects nationwide, to marry our vision with theirs.
For over 22 years, I have been a technical and business process consultant to our clients, with a particular expertise focus in Enterprise Storage, Disaster Recovery, and IT Security. My varied background as a developer, DBA, network engineer, infrastructure architect, and CTO allow me to not only understand the need from the client’s particular perspective, but to be able to make the client understand his/her solution options .
I find great joy in developing comprehensive technical solutions to complex business needs, and having clients tell me years later that the solutions I recommended still apply to their evolved needs.
My latest studies and experiences have to do with helping make IT humane; helping IT teams create environments that are reliable, consistent, high-performance, and acceptable to change, allowing administrators to enjoy their personal time without thought of something going down and having to come in.
I am also proud to be a member of the NetApp A-Team (@NetappATeam), a squad of elite technologists who use and advocate for NetApp’s holistic storage solutions.