I’m currently the National Solution Specialist – Business Critical Applications at VMware Canada. My role, as part of our sales and systems engineering team, is to meet with customers across Canada to discuss their challenges and help them understand the value, opportunities, and flexibility that comes from virtualizing Tier 1 and business critical applications. If you are considering virtualizing Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, SAP, or any other large scale application, feel free to drop me an email.
Prior to VMware I was part of the Developer and Platform evangelism team at Microsoft where my role was to connect with decision makers in development teams all across Canada to understand their challenges and to share their successes and stories of solutions built on the Microsoft platform. My focus was everything from traditional client development, through mobile, web, and onto the cloud and my team and I were responsible for connecting with the Canadian Developer and IT Pro communities through blogs, webcasts, community engagement and events. My team and I produced the TechDays events across Canada.
Before coming to Microsoft, I most recently worked as a Sales Engineer for Red Hat and helped to establish their Canadian sales force, and before that, I worked as a technical Sales Consultant at Oracle focusing on enterprise architecture. I have been working with customers of all sizes across Canada and the US for over 12 years.
In my free time, I enjoy digital photography and have begun tinkering with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Science and currently live in Cambridge, Ontario with my wife and two children.