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Veeam vExperts for 2019

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 2020 include:
Leonardo Ferreira —

Leonardo Ferreira

About Leonardo Ferreira: Leonardo is a virtualization and data protection IT professional with over 14 years of industry experience. He has a strong technical background which ranges from infrastructure to configuration of large, complex virtual environments. Leonardo possesses considerable experience providing high complexity solution for clients. Leonardo has been a Systems Engineer with Veeam’s LATAM team since 2015 and is located near São Paulo, Brazil.
Community designations
VCP 5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere5, VCP 4 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere4, VCP 3 VMware Certified Professional on VI3, VMware Technical Sales Professional 5 (VTSP 5), E20-001 EMC - Information Storage and Management (ISM) V2, Isilon Certified Storage Professional Exam for OneFS 6.5, Isilon Certified Integration Engineer Exam for OneFS 6.5, (642-998) Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD), (700-501) Small and Midsize Business Solutions for Engineers (SMBEN), IBM Certified Specialist - System x Technical Principles V11, IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert , IBM Certified Specialist - Storwize V7000 Technical Solutions V2, Veeam VMCE, Veeam VMCA-ADO
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)
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 — Technologist, Product Strategy

Niels Engelen

Technologist, Product Strategy

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)
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.
Dmitry Kniazev — Analyst, Product Strategy

Dmitry Kniazev

Analyst, Product Strategy

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
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
Arron Stebbing — Channel Enablement Specialist APJ

Arron Stebbing

Channel Enablement Specialist APJ

About Arron Stebbing: As a key contributor for architecting and building cloud solutions for service providers within APAC, Arron is well versed in cloud technology and has lots of experience from the field.
Community designations
Arron is a regular speaker at VMware events and community contributor with some top rated sessions. Arron is a 6 x VMware vExpert and former VMware A/NZ vChampion & ACS VIC Student Mentor. Arron is also a Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisory Committee member for CompTIA helping author industry exams. Follow Arron on twitter @ArronStebbing
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)
Michael Cade — Technologist, Product Strategy

Michael Cade

Technologist, Product Strategy

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
Rick Vanover — Director, Product Strategy, Veeam Software

Rick Vanover

Director, Product Strategy, 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
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)
Hal Yaman — Veeam: Sr. Solutions Architect - ANZ

Hal Yaman

Veeam: Sr. Solutions Architect - ANZ

About Hal Yaman: Hal Yaman (B.Sc) is a senior IT professional with more than 19 years of IT experience. Hal has a deep background in Backup and data centre infrastructure. As a Veeam Sr. solutions architect, he contributes to Veeam’s Australia and New Zealand technical pre-sales business focusing on: Providing strategic Veeam solutions for large, complex and Multi-Faceted environments, Establishing Solution Blueprints, Developing and leveraging of design patterns, reference architectures, Partner enablement and capability delivery for MSPs on Office 365, BaaS and DRaaS and Delivering technical enablement to ANZs local SE team on Veeam's emerging feature and function capability in new release solution versions.
Community designations
CLOUD AND DATACENTER MANAGEMENT
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)
Shane Williford — Senior Systems Engineer

Shane Williford

Senior Systems Engineer

About Shane Williford: Shane Williford is a Sr. Systems Engineer and has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years across multiple business disciplines. He has been awarded several industry certifications, some of which include Veeam® Certified Architect, VMware Certified Advanced Professional, and AWS Solutions Architect — Associate, just to name a few. He also holds two technology community awards — Veeam Vanguard for the past three years and VMware vExpert for 10 years — for his many contributions, involvements, and interactions with the technology community. He has also authored numerous technology certification study guides over the years, including several VCP-DCV Study Guides.
Paul Wilk —  Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Global Payments

Paul Wilk

Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Global Payments

About Paul Wilk: Paul Wilk is a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Global Payments, a vExpert, vExpert PRO, and NSX, and is an Ireland VMware User Group Leader. Despite still being in his 20s, he has already acquired three VCPs certifications (DCV, NV, CMA) and RHCSA title twice (RHEL5 and 8).