Veeam vExperts for 2016

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 2016 include:

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IBM Professional Server Spezialist, IBM eServer Certified Spezialist xSeries, Citrix Certified Administrator (outdated), Citrix MetaFrame Administrator (outdated), IBM Service Authorization (outdated), SuSE Linux Enterprise Administration and some Quality-Management DIN ISO 9001 Certifications.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

Clint Wyckoff

Product Strategy Evangelist, Veeam Software

Community designations: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Cloud and Datacenter Management, VMware vExpert, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

About Clint Wyckoff: Clint Wyckoff is an Evangelist at Veeam with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is an avid technologist and virtualization fanatic with more than a decade of enterprise data center architecture experience. Clint is an energetic and engaging speaker and places a large emphasis on solving the real-world challenges IT professionals face. Additionally, he is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Management as well as a VMware vExpert for 2015. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Twitter: @ClintWyckoff
LinkedIn: Clint Wyckoff

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.

Henk Arts

Team leader System Engineers, Veeam Software

Community designations: Veeam Most Valuable Professional MVP, Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP, Veeam Sales Professional EMS, Veeam VMCE VMware vExpert 2011-2015, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect (EMCTA)

About Henk Arts: Henk is 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

Jason Leiva

Solutions Architect, Global Alliances

Community designations: Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Certified Instructor (VMCT), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP5), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)

About Jason Leiva: Jason has been with Veeam for the last 6 years as both a pre-sales engineer and a Solutions Architect for Global Alliances. You will also find Jason as a co-host on Veeam’s web based technology show, Veeam Live, where he weighs in on Veeam and industry technologies and how they fit into today’s modern enterprises.

Twitter: @JaceLeiva
Veeam Live: Whiteboard
LinkedIn: Jason Leiva

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
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

Michael Cade

Systems Engineer

Community designations: VMware vExpert, Cisco Champion, NetApp A-Team, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam VMTSP, Veeam VMSP, VMware Certified Professional VCP5-DCV, VMware VTSP, VMware VSP, Microsoft MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud, NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA), NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE), NetApp/Cisco FlexPod Design Specialist

About Michael Cade: Michael Cade is an IT Professional with over 10 years of industry experience with a key focus on Data Center technologies including Virtualisation, NetApp Storage and Cisco Data Center. Michael is very active around the social media sphere blogging and tweeting relevant technical content. Michael lives near Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Blog: vZilla
Twitter: @MichaelCade1
LinkedIn: Michael Cade

Michael White

Evangelist, Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware vExpert, VCAP6-DCV, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)

About Michael White: Michael White is an Evangelist for Veeam Software. Michael is a popular blogger and speaker. Michael’s career started in Professional Services before focusing on virtualization. His main areas of expertise are VMware design and implementation particularly around disaster recovery and business continuity.

Blog: Notes from MWhite
Twitter: @mwVme
LinkedIn: Michael White

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

Rasmus Haslund

Principal Technologist, Global Education Services

Community designations: Leader of VMware User Group Denmark, Founder of Veeam User Group Denmark, Veeam Vanguard 2015, VMware vExpert 2013/2014/2015/2016, PernixData PernixPro 2013/2014/2015/2016, Veeam Certified Trainer (VMCT), Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), VMware Certified Instructor (VCI), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional-Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA), and VMware Certified Advanced Professional-Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD); Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE): Private Cloud, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE): Server Infrastructure.

About Rasmus Haslund: Rasmus Haslund has been working in IT for more than 10 years, in roles such as IT administrator, consultant and instructor. He is all about community and is on the leadership of Veeam User Group Denmark and VMware User Group Denmark in his spare time. In his previous job Rasmus was teaching Veeam Certified Engineer classes since the beginning with v7 up to v9 amongst many VMware classes.

Blog: Perfect Cloud
Twitter: @haslund
LinkedIn: Rasmus Haslund

Rick Byrne

Sr. System Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations: vExpert

About Rick Byrne: IT professional with over 10 years industry experience. He has seen many different areas of how IT works, from the Helpdesk to the Datacenters. He is a VMUG leader and has a great passion for technology and especially anything virtual.

Blog: Rick's Tech Gab
Twitter: @rickrbyrne

Rick Vanover

Senior Product Strategy Manager, Veeam Software

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

About Rick Vanover: Rick has 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

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
LinkedIn: Shawn Lieu

Stefan Renner

EMEA Alliance Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware vExpert, VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), VMware Certified Professional (VSP-DCV), NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (SAN & DP), NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist (DCUCD), Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist (DCUCI), Veeam Certified Trainer (VMCT), Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP

About Stefan Renner: With 11 years of IT-Experience in designing and implementing Enterprise Datacenters, he is the responsible Alliance Systems Engineer for NetApp and Cisco at Veeam Software. Before joining Veeam he worked 7 years as IT-Consultant with a strong focus on NetApp, Cisco, VMware and Data Protection in projects all over EMEA. Stefan lives near Nuremberg in Germany.

Blog: vmstorageguy
Twitter: @rennerstefan
LinkedIn: Renner Stefan

Stefano Heisig

Systems Engineer

Community designations: Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Certified Trainer (VMCT), VMware Certified Professional 5, VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Datacenter Administration (VCAP5-DCA), VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Administration (VCAP4-DCA), VMware Certified Professional 4 - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Instructor.

About Stefano Heisig: Stefano started his IT career in 2004. He was responsible for several infrastructures. In 2011 he became VMware Certified Instructor. In this time he held several trainings for IT professionals and earned a lot of VMware certifications. Stefano lives near Stuttgart in Germany.

Vladimir Eskin

Russia & CIS Sales Engineer, Veeam Software

Community designations: VMware vExpert, VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), VMware Certified Professional (VSP), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft MCSA/MCSE/MCTS/MCITP, IBM System x HPS, Veeam Certified Trainer (VMCT), Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP

About Vladimir Eskin: Vladimir has more than 17 years of experience in IT. His career path went from system administrator to solutions architect. Prior to joining Veeam, he worked as a system integrator. He developed and implemented several large data center projects for enterprise customers. Vladimir has worked with virtualization technologies since 2006. He holds specialist certifications with VMware, Microsoft and IBM.

Blog: veskin.ru
Twitter: @eskinv
LinkedIn: Vladimir Eskin