Veeam vExperts for 2015

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 2015 include:

Andre Carpenter

Manager, Strategic Alliances APAC

Community designations: HP ExpertONE - Selling HP 3PAR Storage Certification, HP ExpertONE – SMB Storage, HP ExpertONE - Designing HP Virtualization Solutions Certification, HP ExpertONE - Designing and Implementing HP Cloud Solutions using HP 3PAR, Qlogic Data Migration Evangelist Certification, EMC Proven Professional Clariion Specialist , EMC Proven Professional Centera Specialist, EMC Proven Professional EMC Technology Foundations Specialist, VMware Certified Professional 3 (VCP), VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP), VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP), VMware Certified Professional IaaS (VCP-Cloud), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Technology Specialist (MCTS), NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA), NetApp Certified SAN & Virtualisation Implementation (NCIE), NetApp Certified Backup & Recovery Implementation (NCIE)

About Andre Carpenter: Andre is a storage and virtualization technologist with over 10 years of industry experience in various technical roles such as Principal Solutions Architect as well as Implementation Engineer with a focus on enterprise storage solutions and disaster recovery. Andre holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration as well as a Master of Management (Executive Management) and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

Blog: Cloud-Land
Twitter: @andrecarpenter
LinkedIn: Andre Carpenter

Andreas Neufert

Solutions Architect Central EMEA, Veeam Software

Community designations: Veeam Certified Trainer (VMCT), Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Most Valuable Professional MVP (Hazelman Award), Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP, Veeam Sales Professional EMS, VMware vExpert 2012/2013/2014/2015, 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 Neufert: With a 18 year IT infrastructure background, Andreas Neufert is a consultant and architect in the fields of backup, disaster recovery, high availability and operational optimisation of virtual environments for strategic named accounts, top partners and global alliance partners at Veeam Software. The focus of his career before Veeam has been consulting and project management of major IT infrastructure projects for public customers in the IBM storage and virtualization environment. As a business development manager, he gained several years of additional experience implementing growth plans and sales concepts at and for IBM (premier) business partners.

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 Dearden: 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

Danilo Chiavari

Team Leader, Systems Engineers - Italy

Community designations: Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam VMTSP, Veeam VMSP, VMware Certified Professional VCP5-DCV, VMware VCA-Cloud, VMware DCA-DCV, VMware VTSP, VMware VSP, EMC Proven Professional – Systems Engineer, Symantec Technology Specialist (STS)

About Danilo Chiavari: After obtaining a degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering, Danilo started his professional life with a company specialized in fiber optics, turning shortly after to Information Technology, his long time passion. He has been working as a pre/post-sales Systems Engineer for over 10 years focusing mainly on virtualization, storage, backup, high availability and disaster recovery. Danilo lives in Rome, Italy.

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 Mendoza: 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

Luca Dell'Oca

EMEA Evangelist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Community designations: vExpert, VCAP-DCD, CISSP

About Luca Dell'Oca: 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 Engelen: 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 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 Vanover: 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. test

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

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 Lieu: 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