Veeam vExperts for 2014

Veeam is proud to have several VMware vExperts on staff. vExperts are selected by VMware in recognition of their contributions to the virtualization and VMware user community. The vExperts at Veeam lend their VMware vSphere expertise to the development and implementation of Veeam’s award-winning products.


VMware vExperts for 2014 include:

Andreas Neufert
Solutions Architect Central EMEA, Veeam Software

Community designations: Veeam Most Valuable Professional MVP, Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP, Veeam Sales Professional EMS, VMware vExpert 2012, VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), IBM Certified Specialist Open System Storage Solutions, IBM Certified Specialist XIV Storage Systems, IBM Partner Certification for IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage SONAS, IBM Certified Specialist Storage Networking Solutions, IBM Professional Server Spezialist, IBM eServer Certified Spezialist xSeries, Citrix Certified Administrator (outdated), Citrix MetaFrame Administrator (outdated), IBM Service Authorization (outdated), SuSE Linux Enterprise Administration and some Quality-Management DIN ISO 9001 Certifications.

About Andreas: Andreas Neufert is a virtual environment consultant specializing in high availability and operational optimization for strategic Veeam key accounts and partners. With a 16-year IT infrastructure background, the focus of his career has been consulting and project management of major IT infrastructure projects for public IBM-storage and virtualization-environment customers. As a business development manager, he gained several additional years of experience implementing growth plans and sales concepts for IBM (premier) business partners. Andreas has been leading teams for over 10 years.

Blog: Neufert@Veeam
Twitter: @AndyandtheVMs
LinkedIn: Andreas Neufert

Chris Dearden
Solutions Architect, Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Advanced Professional-Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA), and Advanced Professional-Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD); Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Technology Specialist in Server Virtualization (MCTS), IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator (MCITP: EA), and Database Administrator (MCDBA); ITIL & Prince2 Foundations

About Chris: IT professional with over 10 years’ industry experience from operations to architecture. Specializes in VMware, troubleshooting, complex solutions design and implementation. Chris lives in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Blog: J.F.V.I
Podcast: Co-host of vSoup
Twitter: @ChrisDearden
LinkedIn: Chris Dearden
vExpert Spotlight: VMTN Blog

Henk Arts
Senior System Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations:: Veeam Most Valuable Professional MVP, Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP, Veeam Sales Professional EMS, VMware vExpert 2011 2012 2013, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect (EMCTA)

About Henk: IT professional with over 20 years’ industry experience. Specializes in (virtual) data management and backup, restore and archiving technologies; technical sales and pre-sales. Henk lives near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Blog: vmStarter
Twitter: @vmhenk
LinkedIn: Henk Arts (vExpert)
vExpert Spotlight: VMTN Blog

Luca Dell’Oca
EMEA Evangelist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Community designations: vExpert, VCAP-DCD, CISSP

About Luca: Luca Dell’Oca is Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam Software based in Italy. Luca is a popular blogger and an active member of the virtualization community. Luca’s career started in information security before focusing on virtualization. His main areas of expertise are VMware and storage design, with a deep focus on Cloud Service Providers and Large Enterprises.

Twitter: @Dellock6
Google: +Luca Dell'Oca
Blog: virtualtothecore.com
vExpert Spotlight: Luca Dell’Oca

Niels Engelen
System Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations:: VCP 4/5, CCNA, VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP), Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)

About Niels: Niels has been in the IT for 5 years working in different areas from the Helpdesk to the Management Layer creating physical and virtual datacenters. Specialized in VMware, Backup & Recovery and designing backup infrastructures. Niels lives in Koersel, Belgium.

Blog: Foonet
Twitter: @nielsengelen
LinkedIn: Niels Engelen
vExpert Spotlight: VMTN Blog

Rick Byrne
Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations: VCP 4/5, MCTS, Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP), Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)

About Rick: IT professional with over 8 years’ industry experience he has seen many different areas of how IT works, from the Helpdesk to the Datacenter. He is a VMUG leader and has a great passion for technology and especially anything virtual. Rick lives in Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Blog: Rick’s Tech Gab rickrbyrne.wordpress
Twitter: @rickrbyrne
LinkedIn: Rick Byrne

Rick Vanover
Product Strategy Specialist, Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware Certified Professional (VCP); Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), IT Professional (MCITP), and Systems Administrator (MCSA)

About Rick: Rick is a respected VMware pundit with extensive virtualization expertise. He is a writer, blogger, former IT infrastructure manager, and host of the Veeam community podcast. Rick lives in Columbus, Ohio USA.

Blog: Rickatron
Podcast: Veeam Community Podcast
Twitter: @rickvanover
LinkedIn: Rick Vanover

Jose Mendoza
Director of Inside Systems Engineers, North America – Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware VCA-DCV 510, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Certified Instructor (VMCT), VMware Technical Sales Professional 4 (VTSP4), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

About Jose: Jose is a virtualization and data protection IT professional with over 16 years of industry related experience. He is the Director of Veeam′s Inside Systems Engineers on the Americas team. Jose is also the co-host of Whiteboard Fridays, a live tech and virtualization show. Jose lives in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Blog: cdpjose.com
Twitter: @cdpjose
Veeam Live: Whiteboard Fridays
LinkedIn: Jose Mendoza

Shawn Lieu
Solutions Architect, Global Alliances – Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware VCA-DCV, VCA-CLOUD, VCA-WM, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Certified Instructor (VMCT), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP5), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

About Shawn: Shawn is a virtualization and data protection IT professional with over 17 years of industry related experience. He is a Solutions Architect that works with the Global Alliances Team. Shawn is also the co-host of Whiteboard Fridays, a live tech and virtualization show. Shawn lives in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Twitter: @shawnlieu
Veeam Live: Whiteboard Fridays
LinkedIn: Shawn Lieu