I am an Architect at Microsoft in the Azure Center of Excellence (CoE) team where I engage with Solution Architects at top global system integrator’s (GSI’s) to develop offers and solutions on the Microsoft Azure Platform.
I have been with Microsoft for 13 years in various roles and have worked closely with Microsoft Premier enterprise customers, ISV’s, and Microsoft Engineering to on-board customers to the Azure platform. I started my career at Microsoft in 2001 as an Escalation Engineer in Developer Support, where I supported and debugged the internals of the .NET Framework, Common Language Runtime (CLR) and various components of the Windows Platform.
In 2013, I left Microsoft for a couple of years to pursue some entrepreneurial ambitions in professional training and consulting services. I also took the opportunity to author and co-author a couple of books (one for the Azure Developer and one for the Azure IT Professional).
Prior to Microsoft, most of my career was as a developer for a leading software provider of rating and management software in the insurance industry. I also briefly worked in the telecommunications industry building call-center software.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a bunch of Microsoft certifications, including the MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certification.
Running. A lot of it! I typically run 2-3 marathons a year, some ½ marathons, 15K’s and shorter distances to work on speed. I’ve managed to qualify for the Boston Marathon two times (hopefully more to come).
I also enjoy biking (road). While not competitive in biking, I do train enough to ride in the MS-150 each year.
Home is in Dallas, TX.