The Veeam Vanguard Program is Veeam’s top-level influencer community. This group shares points of view, provides feedback and is committed to mutual success. Experts in the Vanguard program are a combination of many different disciplines, contribution types and advocacy mechanisms yet are each the best in space regarding technical thought leadership for the technical communities in which Veeam exist.
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.
Veeam’s goals of the Vanguard Program:
The Veeam Vanguards have an opportunity to gain the following:
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.
Virtualization specialist: VMware vSphere, MS Hyper-V, IBM Power VM, Veeam B&R.
Syst. admin, blogger.
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.
Owner at Inside Technologies - Senior Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management, Veeam Vanguard, Parallels VIPP. Community Lead at WindowServer.it, Azure Community, Veeam User Group Italy.
IT professional since 1996 with server, networking and virtualization experience. Veeam user and Veeam Champion!
Technical Consultant, specialized in backup and disaster recovery. Has over 15 years of experience working as IT professional and is i.a. Certified Veeam Trainer & Architect. His website https:// backitup.online is focused around the VMCE program.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
I am a Sr. Cloud Engineer working with Backup and DR as a service.
Kyle Jenner is an Architect working at Insight UK within the Cloud Architect team with a big involvement in the community. Kyle is a current vExpert, VMware EUC Champion, VMUG Leader, Nutanix NTC and also a co-founder of a AWS User Group in the UK
Cloud Architect focusing on Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization Technology.
Josh is a Systems Architect focusing on virtualization and storage solutions working with customers of all sizes. Josh holds two VCP's (DCV & NV) & is a 4 time vExpert. Occasional blogger, twitter addict, taker of naps.
Presales Architect focused on virtualization, hyperconvergence, and data protection. Leads Indianapolis VMware and Veeam User Groups. vExpert and Nutanix Technology Champion. Loves drinking bourbon and running, but not at the same time.
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.
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.
Jorge de la Cruz is Systems Engineer at Veeam. In his blog, which has more than 50,000 monthly visits, he regularly talks about Veeam as well as the latest news about VMware, and other Cloud and Datacentre technologies, virtual labs and how-to articles about virtualization, monitorization, open-source, etc.
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
Virtualization Enthusiast, Author of the blog Running-System.com, VCP-DCV, VMUG Austria Leader, #vExpert 2012-2018, #CiscoChampion, #VeeamVanguard 2017/2018
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.
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
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.
Senior Data Center Architect, 5x VMware vExpert, VCAP-DCD, MCITP, blogger at tsmith.co, and Cincinnati VMUG Leader.
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.
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!
VMware Certified Design Expert #236 focused on the complete infrastructure stack. Creative Director of the Virtual Design Master Challenge. vExpert, CiscoChampion, NetApp A-Team
James is a Senior Consultant, working for Xtravirt focusing on the VMware stack. He can often be found speaking throughout the UK, discussing some of the technology he uses. He is a founding member of the UK Veeam UserGroup.
IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP
IT system administrator, IT trainer, IT books writer, blogger at SYSADMIT.com, vExpert
Adam Fisher is a Data Center Solution Architect for NWN Corporation, residing in Apex, NC. He's been working professionally in the technology field for over 10 years, focused on virtualization, storage, cloud and data protection.
SysAdmin\DC VMUG leader in the D.C. area. He’s a member of multiple tech communities including vExpert, Cisco Champion, Nutanix Technology Champion, Tech Field Delegate and is honored to be a first time Veeam Vanguard in 2019.
Craig is a Technical Architect (Infrastructure) with Novosco focusing on EUC platforms, Veeam and analytics with well over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Blogger @ www.craigrodgers.co.uk & Speaker at Veeam User Group UK meetings.
Over 20 years in IT, focused on Microsoft Virtualisation, Private Cloud and Storage Spaces Direct. Currently working for Rachfahl IT Solutions GmbH Germany as a technical consultat. Veeam VMCE, MCSA Windows Server, MCSE Private Cloud.
Chief Technologist @ Computacenter with over 20 years experience as solution architect focusing on virtualisation and automation technologies. vExpert since the first date. When I'm not working, you may find me on a rugby field.
System engineer in the cloud provider. Over the years I have gained extensive knowledge and skills, but now focused on backing up data and storage systems. I spend a lot of time on the community.
Justin Giardina is the Chief Technology Officer of iland Secure Cloud and oversees all aspects of global technical operations and strategy including design, implementation, and support.
I like punk rock and storage arrays.
Wesley is an Senior IT Professional with over 10 years of experience in virtualization. Love Veeam Produts and write about in my blog. He is also vExpert since 2016, MCSA and VCP-DCV.
Senior Systems Engineer for Vocus based in Perth WA. Focusing on IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and just all things Cloud. Busy Dad to two young energetic sons and a big fan of vCloud Director and everything Veeam. Current Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert.
Geek with a virtualization focus by day, Husband/Dad/snowboarding/foodie/music loving/New Englander by night VCP-DCV & vExpert. Former VMUG Leader PowerShell the things. Solve problems and use bullet points.
Anoop is a Solution Architect on enterprise device management with more than 17 years of experience. He is Microsoft MVP, Blogger, and Speaker. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like Windows, SCCM Current Branch, Intune , and Hyper-V.
Cameron Fuller is an author, speaker, Microsoft MVP and principal consultant for Catapult Systems.
Lai Yoong Seng @ericlaiys also known as "Virtual Lai". MVP Hyper-V (Malaysia), interested in Hyper-V, Azure & System Center.
System Engineer with over 10 years IT experience focusing on virtualization | VCIX6-DCV | vExpert 2016-18 | NTC-2018
Senior Systems Engineer with almost 20yrs in the IT industry across multiple business disciplines. 8yr VMware vExpert specializing in BC/DP/DR, storage, infrastructure & systems automation. Guest blogger and various tech cert Study Guide creator.
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.
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.
Virtualization technology professional. 11 years ago he built #1 website on virtualization in Russia. Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC. Also, he works as Senior Investment Advisor at VIG Ventures and he is a CEO of Tubalytics.
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.
Over 18 years in IT and is currently a Principal Technology Strategist @ Elcore Group. Speaker. Veeam User Group Ukraine Leader. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Microsoft MVP Office Servers and Services.
IT Nerd with 30 years of experience focused on Microsoft Private and Hybrid Cloud. Carsten is rewarded as Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP since 2011. He owns an SI and organize the Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany https://cdc-germany.de
Datacenter and mission critical systems architect, virtualization veteran and trusted advisor. Has been Veeamizing your world since 2008.
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
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.
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.
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.
Technical Architect working for Lanway CBS Ltd, specialising in the Virtualisation and Networking space, general geek.
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
CTO of Probax - supporting BaaS, DRaaS and AaaS since the early 2000's. Advocate for all Veeam products and leading development of Veeam into our management and automation platform for MSPs. When I’m not working I’m travelling and drinking good scotch.
Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). vExpert last 3 years. Specialties, Virtualization, Storage, and Backups. Working for Elits and allocated In Germany as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer.
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
Independent @Textrovert, vExpert 2011-18, VMUG Leader #vmugdk. Mother. Wife. Psychotherapist.
Senior Virtual Infrastructure Engineer at Arrow ECS CZ, VCI-Level2, VCIX6-NV/VCIX6-DCV,vExpert12-18,vExpert NSX 16-17.VMUG CZ Leader, VMCT-Mentor, Veeam Certified Architect, TechFieldDay Delegate, co-author book Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
ICT system specialist in server and virtualization, responsible for all vSphere, HCI and cloud infrastructure at Oerlikon Group. Veeam and VMware addicted, hot on certifications. Veeam Vanguard 2017-2018, vExpert 2017-2018, VCA, MCSA, VMCE. Blogger.
vExpert 2013-2015. Enjoys syslog deep dives, and can telepathically sense slow and undersized storage.
VMware SE / SLED-IA/KS/MO/NE IT "jack of all trades, master of some" KC VMUG (2006-2018), vExpert (2009-2018), VMunderground/OpeningActs (2012-2017), Veeam Vanguard (2016-2018)
Mike works as a Solution Architect at Bupa Dental UK, one of the UKs largest dental chains. Having worked with Veeam since 2012, initially as a partner, now as a customer, he is a strong advocate for Veeam as both a product, and a company.
System Engineer focusing on Virtualization, Microsoft and Backup technologies. VCP-DCV, VMCE, vExpert, Veeam Vanguard. Owner of "Nolabnoparty.com - virtualization and beyond" blog.
Markus is living the IT Pro live since more than 10 years as an consultant, Architect and Systems Engineer. He is focusing on virtualization and automation technologies. In addition to his second Vanguard nomination he was 2016-2018 awarded as a vExpert.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
20 years’ experience of working in the technology market and understanding how new technologies and trends fix difficult business challenges and impact how we will all operate and do business in the future. NetApp A-Team, CRN UK A-List
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.
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
Piotr is trainer and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies as well as public cloud. Holder of VMware vExpert 12-18 award and many other certifications, including Microsoft MCSA, MCITP, MCTS and Citrix CCA.
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.
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.
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.
Val is an Senior IT Professional from São Paulo, Brazil with focus on Infrastructure Architecture and Cloud He's the proud Dad of Mariana and João. Blogger, Community Lover and Corintiano. VMware vExpert, VMUG Leader, Host of vBrownbag Brasil
Chris Childerhose works for ThinkON as an Solutions Engineer in Storage, Virtualization & Backups. He has a passion for technology and stays on top of the ever evolving IT realm. He is a Veeam Vanguard, VMCE, VCP and MCITP certified.
IT professional with 24+ years of expertise focused on Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Cloud, Storage, and DR. Outside of IT, I am a DJ/MC and a music producer. Proud Veeamer for life and I bleed green! #Vanguard 2017, 2018, 2019
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.
Pivot3 SA for HCI, formerly VMware Sr. SE for HCI and IBM XIV Storage Technical Advisor, with 25 years in x86 server deployment and training. VCP-DCV, vExpert, speaker, podcast guest, consultant. Created TinkerTry.com featuring technical articles about efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.
IT Architect on virtualization, cloud, storage technologies. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. Certifications: VCDX-DCV,VCAP-*,VCP-*, MCSA,MCSE,MCITP,CCA,NPP Accreditation: vExpert 2010-2018, NTC, Vanguard. Blogger on vinfrastructure.it
Nathan is an IT professional with over 20 years experience in a wide range of environments. These days working with VMware, 3Par and MS infrastructure. Also a keen Office 365 enthusiast looking forward to the new versions of Veeam for Office 365. VMCA
Infrastructure and Cloud Consultant specializing in Virtualization, Storage, Data Protection and Data Governance at Monaco Informatique Service - Avangarde (Gold Partner). Veeam VMCE, Author (Editions-ENI.fr) and Speaker. Owner of Original-Network.com.
Senior Systems Engineer at Data#3 based in Brisbane, Australia. Rhys specialises in all things Veeam and authors the blog www.rhyshammond.com.
Tobias is a consultant at Advanced Unibyte GmbH Germany. Specialized in SLA design and business process mapping. He has a strong focus on backup and NetApp storage infrastructures. VMCA, NCIE-SAN, NCIE-BR, IBM - TSM, VCP.
Esteban is an Pre-Sales Engineer & Veeam Certified Instructor, live in Argentine. Veeam Lover, with 12 years of expertise in VMware Certifed Veeam VMCE / VMCET & VMware VCP6-DCV / VCP6-NV / VCP7-DTM. Event Speaker. Ex futsal Soccer Player. Father of Twins.
Victor is a senior solution architect, VCIX6.5-DCV, Author, Blogger, vExpert 2014 to 2019. In Dell EMC Proven Professional Knowledge Sharing Competition 2018, his article "Storage Migration – Hybrid Array to All-Flash Array" was selected for publication.
IT Professional and System Administrator at Sein TIC. VMware vExpert 2015-2016, VCP5-DCV.Virtualization lover, owner and writer of the blog aprendiendoavirtualizar.com
Technical Lead at BEarena, Australia. Veeam Technical Champion, VMware vChampion & Nutanix Technology Champion. Doing IT right the first time, every time!
Federico is a Storage expert in HPE Tech Marketing. As tech lead in Veeam alliance, he prepares collaterals, speaks at conventions and manages the integration lab. More than 20Y in HPE, EMC, NetApp and Vodafone. In 2017, he relocated from Italy to the US.
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
I am a Microsoft MVP/MCT and Veeam Vanguard, with a passion for Microsoft 365, Veeam and all Cloud-based technologies on an enterprise level.
Josh Archer is a Solutions Architect and Veeam certified architect (VMCA) working for cloud service provider, Element Four. He focuses primarily on VMware, Veeam, storage, and cloud solution implementations.
Eugene Kashperovetskyi is a Global Solutions Architect, specializing in the cloud and managed services space. His work primarily focuses on assisting Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners with configuration best practices and optimization of Veeam-powered service delivery, including Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings.
Nicolas is a Technical referee at modern workplace. He is a member of Microsoft community and has been MVP Enterprise Mobility for several years. Just has published a book about Veeam for Office 365. He´s the owner of availability-blog.com and 2 more!
David has over 20 years of IT experience, starting with virtually no experience save for making a spreadsheet while in college and then progressing through the help desk to the desktop and server support realms, and then to the storage, virtualization, and now cloud arenas. David is currently working as a Cloud Platform Architect at World Wide Technology and also enjoys writing/blogging and sharing what he's learned at virtualbonzo.com.
Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.
Husband, parent, geek, proud West Virginian. Sr. Cloud Architect at OffsiteDataSync and KeepItSafe. Certified as a CCNA, VCP-DCV, VMCE, AWS-SAA & once upon a time a MCSE. Honored to be selected as vExpert and Inaugural Veeam Vanguard.
Brad Jervis is a Technology enthusiast with a special focus in the cloud, virtualization and disaster recovery spaces. Currently the leader of the New York City VUG(Veeam User Group), and Senior Cloud Architect at J2, OffsiteDataSync and KeepItSafe.
Christopher has worn many hats in over 25 years in IT, from consultant to evangelist, manager to leader, executive to CTO, blogger to author with 7 books, joke writer to humorist, Altruist to Philanthropist. In addition to being a proud Vanguard he´s also one of the few VMware vExperts since the beginning of the program.
Claus is a former Veeam Senior SE and a veteran of the IT industry. Cycling through different roles like head of IT, business development manager, field SE and now more than 2 years acting as a worldwide booked freelance trainer and consultant. He´s experienced with the various aspects of the industry and has found his dream job: sharing his knowledge with others.
Brandon is a Global HCI Sr. Solutions Engineer at VMware and has been a VMware vExpert since 2012. Founded Baton Rouge and New Orleans VMUGs. He blogs about virtualization, cloud, storage, and containers at brandonwillmott.com.