Veeam Vanguard

These individuals have been nominated as Veeam Vanguards. A Veeam Vanguard represents our brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.

A Veeam Vanguard represents our brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage.

Rhys Hammond

Rhys Hammond

Senior Systems Engineer at Data#3 based in Brisbane, Australia. Rhys specialises in all things Veeam related and authors the blog www.rhyshammond.com. Veeam Me Up, Scotty!!!

Robert L. Hummel

Robert L. Hummel

IT Director for Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Robert is an electrical engineer with over 40 years experience as a system designer, programmer, trainer, and author.

Shawn Cannon

Shawn Cannon

IT professional since 1996 with server, networking and virtualization experience. Veeam user and Veeam Champion!

James Kilby

James Kilby

James is a Senior Engineer in the Cloud team at Zen Internet, focusing on the VMware stack. He can often be found speaking at throughout the UK, discussing the technology he uses. He is a founding member of the UK Veeam UserGroup.

Piotr Masztafiak

Piotr Masztafiak

Piotr is trainer and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies, is a four-time recipient of VMware vExpert awards and holds many certifications, including the Microsoft MCSA, MCITP, MCTS and Citrix CCA.

Drew J. Como

Drew J. Como

IT professional with over 22 years of expertise focused on Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Cloud, and Disaster Recovery. Outside of IT, I am a DJ/MC and a music producer. My family, fitness, and American Kenpo are what drives me.

Patricio Cerda

Patricio Cerda

Senior Cloud and Virtualization Consultant with over 15 years of experience in IT industry. vExpert 2011-2017, and Nutanix NTC 2015-2017. Blogger at patriciocerda.com. VMware Certified Instructor, Veeam VMCT, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCIX-NV, NPP.

Victor Konovalov

Victor Konovalov

Virtualization specialist: VMware vSphere, MS Hyper-V, IBM Power VM, Veeam B&R.

Andrey Vakhitov

Andrey Vakhitov

Syst. admin, blogger.

Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson is an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience in the industry, mostly in Security and Operations. When he's not fixing or breaking stuff, you can find him on twitter @rnelson0 or at his blog, rnelson0.com.

Silvio Di Benedetto

Silvio Di Benedetto

Owner of Inside Technologies - Senior Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management and evangelist for Veeam, Parallels and 5nine. Community Lead WindowServer.it, Azure Community, Veeam User Group Italy.

Jorge de la Cruz

Jorge de la Cruz

Jorge de la Cruz is VMware vExpert 2014/2017, working as a Product Manager at Synacor, the leader in Email Platform and Collaboration. Jorge is a virtualization lover that writes almost every day in his Technical Blog jorgedelacruz.es

Mads Fog

Mads Fog

Cloud Architect working for Proact Systems A/S in Denmark. Primarily focusing on VMware vRealize Orchestrator, VMware vRealize Automation and Veeam Backup & Replication. He has been recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2014-2017.

Manfred Hofer

Manfred Hofer

IT and Virtualization professional, technology & certification geek and owner of vBrain.info. Presenter at local VMUG meetings. Certifications VCAP-*, VCIX-NV, VMCE, CCP-V, NPP and MCSE. Awards: vExpert 2014-16, Cisco Champion 2015-16

Eugene Kashperovetskyi

Eugene Kashperovetskyi

Product Architect at SingleHop. VMware, SDN and DR/Business Continuity are his second nature. When not busy absorbing new knowledge, Eugene’s hands are full with his kids’ activities and the bright days life has to offer.

Alex Samoylenko

Alex Samoylenko

Virtualization technology professional. 10 years ago he built #1 website on virtualization in Russia. Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC. He is a CEO of a mobile game publisher Nova Games and a CEO of an international dating site Yourcles.

Joep Piscaer

Joep Piscaer

VCDX-certified (#101), vExpert, EMC Elect and Nutanix Technology Champion-awarded CTO at OGD ict-diensten, NLVMUG Leader. He participates in events such as Tech Field Day, presents at local VMUG meetings and writes on his blog, VirtualLifestyle.nl.

Barry Coombs

Barry Coombs

Operations Director and lead architect for a virtualization focused reseller and consultancy practice Computerworld.co.uk. Barry is a blogger, author, podcaster and multiple time vExpert specializing in server virtualization, end user computing and related technologies.

Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

IT Nerd from Germany. My focus is the Microsoft Private and Public Cloud and I mainly work in the Service Provider and Enterprise Customer area. I am rewarded as Microsoft Hyper-V MVP, Cisco Champion for DataCenter and Dell Techcenter Rockstar.

Paolo Valsecchi

Paolo Valsecchi

System Engineer focusing on Virtualization, Microsoft and Backup technologies. VCP, VMCE, vExpert 2015-17, Veeam Vanguard, PernixPro. Author of the blog nolabnoparty.com - virtualization and beyond.

Jim Millard

Jim Millard

Self-described as "a jack of all trades, master of some," Jim is a former chemist with ~25y in IT. VMUG leader 2006-, vExpert 2009-, and Veeam Vanguard 2016-. Works in a hybrid pre-/post-sales role for OneNeck IT Solutions.

Paul Braren

Paul Braren

VMware Systems Engineer - vSAN. Background in x86 servers and IBM enterprise storage. VMware VCP-DCV, vExpert, public speaker, podcaster, consultant. Created TinkerTry.com, about efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.

Karl Widmer

Karl Widmer

Working as a IT systems engineer in virtualization and backup, supporting SMB customers. Veeam and VMware addicted, hot on certifications. I'm a 24/7 firefighter too (not only IT fires but also the real ones). vExpert 2017, VCA, MCSA, VMCE.

Arne Fokkema

Arne Fokkema

Arne is working for Uniserver Internet a Cloud hosting company in the Netherlands. He started to virtualise workloads back in 2005 and loves to automate with Powershell. In his private life he is husband and dad. VCP, VCAP-DCA/DCD, vExpert

Anatoliy Bakal

Anatoliy Bakal

Over 17 years in IT and is currently a Senior Technical Consultant @ MONT Ukraine. Speaker. Trainer. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Microsoft MVP Office Servers and Services.

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

Husband, parent, geek, proud West Virginian. Sr. Net Admin who blogs at koolaid.info, 4sysops.com. Certified as a CCNA, VCP-DCV, VMCE & once upon a time a MCSE. Honored to be selected as vExpert 4 times and Inaugural Veeam Vanguard.

Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

Technical Architect working for Lanway CBS Ltd, specialising in the Virtualisation and Networking space, general geek.

Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson

I am a Sr. Cloud Engineer working with Backup and DR as a service.

Didier Van Hoye

Didier Van Hoye

IT veteran with over 17 years of expertise in Microsoft technologies, storage, virtualization & networking. Microsoft MVP, a member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team in Belgium and a DELL TechCenter Rockstar.

Yukinobu Asami

Yukinobu Asami

Technical systems engineer with Climb Inc.,Veeam’s first ProPartner member based in Japan specializing in Virtualization and Database management solutions. He has engaged with many Veeam and VMware implementations in Japan.

Christopher Glémot

Christopher Glémot

Sys Engineer & Solutions Architect specializing in Virtualization, Storage, Backup and DR. He works for a Veeam partner in Monaco. Veeam Certified Engineer, author and speaker. Owner of "Original Network" website at original-network.com

Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect focusing on Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization Technology.

Eric Machabert

Eric Machabert

Datacenter and mission critical systems architect, virtualization veteran and trusted advisor. Has been Veeamizing your world since 2008.

Makoto Kawakami

Makoto Kawakami

Prior to joining Climb, Makoto held key positions in IT sales and marketing management and brings a wealth of industry experience from his years at Pervasive Software, Red Hat and Blue Coat.

Dave Kawula

Dave Kawula

Dave is a Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Well known as evangelist for Microsoft, Veeam, 5Nine Software. Dave is the founder MVPDays Community Roadshow and Project Data Raft.

Mike Preston

Mike Preston

IT professional and overall tech enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada, Toronto VMUG Co-Leader. Mike has presented at VMworld, VMUGs, and various IT conferences, as well as authored "Troubleshooting vSphere Storage".

Jens Söldner

Jens Söldner

A managing director for Soeldner Consult GmbH based in Nuremberg, Germany. His company specializes on cloud and virtualization infrastructure based on VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, OpenStack and Amazon AWS technologies.

Xavier Genestos

Xavier Genestos

IT system administrator, IT trainer, IT books writer, blogger at SYSADMIT.com, vExpert

Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Gary is a sysadmin with over 20 years IT experience covering a large range of technologies such as Windows, Linux, Storage, Virutalisation, Security, networking and many other things. Also a believer in tea being the best problem solver

Olafur Helgi  Haraldsson

Olafur Helgi Haraldsson

Currently working as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Advania responsible for infrastructure in hosting division of Advania, passionate about everything in the cloud and finding the right solution for the right job.

Gorka Izquierdo

Gorka Izquierdo

IT Professional and System Administrator at Sein TIC. VMware vExpert 2015-2016, VCP5-DCV.Virtualization lover, owner and writer of the blog aprendiendoavirtualizar.com

Nick Furnell

Nick Furnell

@Veeam_Vanguard, @vExpert 2014-15, Cloud Architect @ZenInternet, VMware, Veeam, Nimble Storage. When I am not at work I`m busy drinking red wine or home DIY.

Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Product Manager for Tech Data and has a Virtualization evangelist since 2002 with focus on VMware and since 2008 Veeam as well. Simply just loves how the technology solves the customers problems.

Paulo Sant´anna

Paulo Sant´anna

IT consultant at Invent IT, specialist in virtualization and server management in Windows, Citrix and VMware environments. He is also Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT.

Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer

IT Pro, focusing on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), identity and access management (IAM) and information security. Advises, designs and implements advanced solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. Also Microsoft MVP.

Allan Rafuse

Allan Rafuse

IT Consultant, blogger and speaker located in Vancouver. Allan lives to implement or speak about IT infrastructure whether it be virtualized or bare metal, Production or DR. Regular contributor to #MVPDays.

Craig Dalrymple

Craig Dalrymple

Senior Systems Engineer at brightsolid, Dundee, Scotland and co-leader/founder of the UK Veeam User Group. 20+ years experience within the IT industry. Enjoy rugby/gaming in spare time.

Rasmus Haslund

Rasmus Haslund

Rasmus works in a combined role for Arrow ECS teaching Veeam/VMware and performing consulting work. Obtained many certifications such as Veeam Certified Engineer, Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, VMware VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DCA & VCAP-DCD.

Denis Kelley

Denis Kelley

Systems Administrator for a Civil Engineering company with 20 years of experience in IT. Proud father of three great kids. When Denis is not solving problems, he spends his spare time learning Kung Fu.

Liselotte Foverskov

Liselotte Foverskov

Channel Development Manager Arrow ECS Denmark , vExpert 2011-17, VMUG Leader #vmugdk. Mother. Wife. Psychotherapist.

Darryl Crossley

Darryl Crossley

Technical Lead at BEarena, Australia. Veeam Technical Champion, VMware vChampion & Nutanix Technology Champion. Doing IT right the first time, every time!

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Senior Data Center Architect, 5x VMware vExpert, VCAP-DCD, MCITP, blogger at tsmith.co, and Cincinnati VMUG Leader.

Patrice Singy

Patrice Singy

Solution Architect and responsible for Cloud services in a Swiss company. Holder of several Certifications such as VMCE, VCP-DCV, VCP-DT and CrossFit enthusiast.

John Nicholson

John Nicholson

vExpert 2013-2015. Enjoys syslog deep dives, and can telepathically sense slow and undersized storage.

Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller is an author, speaker, Microsoft MVP and principal consultant for Catapult Systems.

Pete Flecha

Pete Flecha

Pete is a Sr Tech Marketing Architect at VMware focusing on VVols and vSAN. He can be found speaking at various industry events, on his blog at pedrosarrow.com or geeking out weekly on the vSpeaking Podcast. vExpert 2014-2017

Matt Crape

Matt Crape

Matt is an IT Pro with ~15 years of industry experience. He founded the Southwest Ontario Veeam User Group in 2015 & is always willing to share knowledge. vExpert 2016-2017, VCP-DCV, MCITP, & blogger at 42u.ca

Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula

Cristal is active in the IT Community and is the Co-Founder of TriCon Elite, MVPDays Community Roadshow, and runs #MVPHour. Over the past 18+yrs she has worked on various contracts for the MS Platform teams authoring and reviewing content.

David Hill

David Hill

Technologist & Evangelist working for VMware Cloud Services. Lead evangelist for vCloud Air. Over the past twenty years, David has been a successful entrepreneur, architect and business consultant. British but living in warm Austin TX!

Andrea Mauro

Andrea Mauro

ITPro. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. Accreditation: vExpert 2010-2015,MVP,PernixPro. Some certifications: VCDX-DCV,VCAP-*,VCP-*, MCSA,MCSE,MCITP,CCA,NPP

Myles Gray

Myles Gray

I am a Senior Technical Marketing Architect for VMware in the Storage and Availability Business Unit. Focused primarily on content generation, product enablement and feedback from customers and field to engineering.

Florian Raack

Florian Raack

Florian is a consultant and trainer working for SVA GmbH Germany. He has a strong focus in virtualization and backup infrastructures. VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VMCE, VMCT, VMCA

Anoop Nair

Anoop Nair

Blogger, Microsoft MVP, Senior Architect with 16 year of Experience in IT

Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu

Senior Cloud Architect from Norway, focusing his day to day business on anything related to Software-defined, Cloud and datacenter solution. He is also a Microsoft/Veeam/Citrix instructor. Also a Microsoft MVP for Azure

Dave Morera

Dave Morera

Storage Architect, Virtualization Geek, #vExpert (x4), #VeeamVanguard, runner, blogger, homebrewer. Deliver or Die

Ian Sanderson

Ian Sanderson

New Technology Solutions Specialist for virtualisation specialist SITS Group in the North East of England. 11 years’ experience in the IT industry with a focus on virtualisation technologies for the last 8 years. Blog at www.snurf.co.uk

Ryan Jacksland

Ryan Jacksland

System and Storage Admin with a focus on virtualization, storage, and disaster recovery. A Veeam Certified Engineer with a focus on giving back to the tech community. Over a decade of general IT experience across multiple technologies.

Karel Novak

Karel Novak

Senior Virtual Infrastructure Engineer at Arrow ECS Czech Republic. VCI-Level2,VCIX6-NV,VCIX6-DCV. vExpert 12-17,vExpert NSX 2016,VMUG CZ Leader. VMCT-Mentor,VMCA

Andreas Lesslhumer

Andreas Lesslhumer

Dad, Blogger (Running-System.com), Virtualization Enthusiast, VCP-DCV, VMUG Austria Leader, 6x #vExpert 2012-2017

Vladan Seget

Vladan Seget

IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP

Nigel Hickey

Nigel Hickey

An EUC Consultant at Sigma Solutions, 3x VMware vExpert, VMware EUC Champion, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, Blogger at nigelhickey.com, Dad, Husband, and ex-DJ. Nigel is also the Houston VMUG Leader. NY Rangers & Seattle Seahawks fan.

Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Principal Technologist/Evangelist for Zettagrid, Australia`s Leading vCloud Air Network SP. 17 years in IT as a consultant/architect for medium to large enterprises on all things server, storage, DR and cloud. VMware vChampion, 4x vExpert

Markus Kraus

Markus Kraus

Markus is living the IT Pro live since more than 10 years as an consultant, Architect and Systems Engineer. He is focusing on virtualization, automation and orchestration technologies. In 2016 and 2017 he was awarded as an VMware vExpert.

Melissa Palmer

Melissa Palmer

VMware Certified Design Expert #236 focused on the complete infrastructure stack. Creative Director of the Virtual Design Master Challenge. vExpert, CiscoChampion, NetApp A-Team

Lai Yoong Seng

Lai Yoong Seng

Lai Yoong Seng @ericlaiys also known as "Virtual Lai". MVP Hyper-V (Malaysia), interested in Hyper-V, Azure & System Center.

Anthony Spiteri

Anthony Spiteri

Architectural Lead for Zettagrid, Australia`s Leading vCloud Air Network Service Provider. He has been working in the managed hosting industry since 2002. He runs the "Virtualization is Life!" Blog. VMware vChampion and a 4 times vExpert.

Christian Mohn

Christian Mohn

Senior Solutions Architect for Proact IT Norway. IT veteran with over 20 years of experience. Veeam VMCE, vExpert 2011-2017, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VMUG Leader, author, podcaster and blogger.