Veeam vExperts for 2017

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 2017 include:
Stefan Renner — EMEA Alliance Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

Stefan Renner

EMEA Alliance Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

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.
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
Jason Leiva — Solutions Architect, Global Alliances

Jason Leiva

Solutions Architect, Global Alliances

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.
Community designations
Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Certified Instructor (VMCT), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP5), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP)
Dmitry Kniazev — Coordinator of Technical Product Marketing

Dmitry Kniazev

Coordinator of Technical Product Marketing

About Dmitry Kniazev: Dmitry Kniazev is a coordinator of technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He is an occasional blogger at vmdk.co with a main focus on virtualization, Linux and the cloud. A big part of his job is community-oriented, he is responsible for the Veeam Vanguard program and other community initiatives.
Community designations
vExpert, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
Edwin Weijdema — Solutions Architect North East EMEA, Veeam Software

Edwin Weijdema

Solutions Architect North East EMEA, Veeam Software

About Edwin Weijdema: Edwin is Solutions Architect for Veeam Software based in The Netherlands covering the Benelux & Nordics region. He has over 20 years of industry related experience designing, implementing, and managing data center technologies for large companies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking, storage solutions and data management. Edwin is an active crew member and blogger at www.vmguru.com. He is a veteran vExpert, Cisco Champion and holds several other certifications.
Community designations
vExpert, Cisco Champion, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP), VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 5 (VCP-DCV 550), VMware Certified Professional 6 DCV, Cisco Certified Business Value Practitioner, Cisco Transformative Architecture Specialist
Shawn Lieu — Solutions Architect, Veeam Global Alliances

Shawn Lieu

Solutions Architect, Veeam Global Alliances

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.
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)
Luca Dell'Oca — EMEA Evangelist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Luca Dell'Oca

EMEA Evangelist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

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.
Community designations
vExpert, VCAP-DCD, CISSP
Stefano Heisig — Systems Engineer

Stefano Heisig

Systems Engineer

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.
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.
Rick Byrne — Sr. System Engineer, Veeam Software

Rick Byrne

Sr. System Engineer, Veeam Software

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.
Danilo Chiavari — Team Leader, Systems Engineers - Italy

Danilo Chiavari

Team Leader, Systems Engineers - Italy

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.
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)
Rasmus Haslund — Team Leader Systems Engineers, Presales

Rasmus Haslund

Team Leader Systems Engineers, Presales

About 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.
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.
Niels Engelen — System Engineer, Veeam Software

Niels Engelen

System Engineer, Veeam Software

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.
Community designations
VCP 4/5, CCNA, VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP), Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP)
Henk Arts — Manager System Engineers Benelux, Veeam Software

Henk Arts

Manager System Engineers Benelux, Veeam Software

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.
Community designations
Veeam Most Valuable Professional MVP, Veeam VMSP, Veeam VMTSP, Veeam Sales Professional EMS, Veeam VMCE VMware vExpert 2011-2017, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect (EMCTA)
Jose Mendoza — Director of Inside Systems Engineers, North America – Veeam Software

Jose Mendoza

Director of Inside Systems Engineers, North America – Veeam Software

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.
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)
Andreas Neufert — Solutions Architect Central EMEA, Veeam Software

Andreas Neufert

Solutions Architect Central EMEA, Veeam Software

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.
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.
Michael White — Evangelist, Veeam Software

Michael White

Evangelist, Veeam Software

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.
Community designations
VMware vExpert, VCAP6-DCV, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
Michael Cade — Systems Engineer, Technical Evangelist

Michael Cade

Systems Engineer, Technical Evangelist

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.
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
Clint Wyckoff — Product Strategy Evangelist, Veeam Software

Clint Wyckoff

Product Strategy Evangelist, Veeam Software

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).
Community designations
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Cloud and Datacenter Management, VMware vExpert, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Rick Vanover — Director, Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism, Veeam Software

Rick Vanover

Director, Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism, Veeam Software

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.
Community designations
VMware Certified Professional (VCP); Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), IT Professional (MCITP), and Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Francesco Bonetti — Systems Engineer at Veeam

Francesco Bonetti

Systems Engineer at Veeam

About Francesco Bonetti: IT professional with more than 10 years of experience in Systems and Network Administration with a primary focus on design, implementation and support of virtual infrastructures. Before joining Veeam he held the position of Senior System Engineer. His main focus area was Design, Deploy, & Support VMware Infrastructure. Francesco is also a leader of the Italian VMware User Group (VMUG) since 2014, a Tech Field Day delegate and an active blogger since 2013.
Community designations
VMware vExpert, Leader of VMware User Group Italy VMUGIT, Tech Field Day Delegate, Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE), Veeam VMTSP, VMware Certified Professional from VCP3 to VCP6-DCV, VMware VTSP, PernixData PernixPro, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), HPE ATP Server Solution
Anthony Spiteri — Lead Architect,  ZettaGridLead

Anthony Spiteri

Lead Architect, ZettaGridLead

About 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.
Community designations
Anthony’s specialities include: vCloud Suite specializing in vCloud Director and vSphere; Network Virtualization Technologies working with VMware NSX; Hyper Converged Technologies Design and Implementation; Virtualization Technologies Design and Implementation; Virtualization and Automation Management Platforms; Cloud Management Platforms and Automation Technologies; Storage Area Network Technologies Design and Implementation; Backup and Replication Products.Anthony has a Master’s Degree in Network and System Administration (Distinction) from Charles Sturt University, VCIX-NV, VCAP-DCV, VCP-DCA, VCP-NV, VCP-Cloud.