Whether at home or abroad, in the field or in the classroom, Brian will captivate your audience with his extensive background in IT datacenter management. As an accomplished mentor, author, trainer, and consultant, Brian engages his audiences with his lively examples of real-world experiences—both good and bad—helping people understand not only what to do, but also what not to do. In his bag of tricks, Brian relates his experience with servers, storage, networking, and security products to help the audience understand the bigger picture while learning about the deeper technical details.
Brian has taken his classroom and field experience to the press by authoring a number of publications, training courses, and certification exams for corporations, including work on the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) program and the early Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) programs. He most recently co-authored a custom training course on Software Defined Networking (SDN) for a Fortune 500 company.
In addition to publishing and courseware design, Brian has put his voice to work as a voice-over artist for several Fortune 500 companies. He created and produced a video Jumpstart series with VMware Press and has produced a number of other videos for corporate training and demonstration events.
Brian’s technical background includes almost 20 years of implementing, teaching, and writing about products from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM, HP, EMC, Dell, and Cisco. He holds a number of high value certifications including VMware’s highest instructor credential (VCI-Level 2) and two of their most advanced design and implementation credentials: VCAP-DCD and VCAP-DCA.
Some areas of special interest are VMware Virtualization, IBM/HP/Dell Servers, IBM/EMC/Dell Storage, HP/Cisco Networking and Security products.
Brian currently holds an active security clearance with the US Department of Defense.
Brian is a Principal at DataSpar, LLC. and a member of The Courseware Group. He can be reached via phone at +1-260-417-9698.