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SolarWinds Bolsters its Head Geek Team with Industry Expert

Today, SolarWinds - a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software - introduced Sascha Giese as the newest member of the company's Head Geek team. Giese is currently based in the SolarWinds' Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Cork, Ireland.

Giese brings a plethora of industry experience to the team, including:

  • Technical certifications, including being a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and a SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP).
  • More than 10 years of technical IT experience, four of which have been as a senior pre-sales engineer at SolarWinds.
  • A close working relationship with business account management and partner enablement teams. Giese has been responsible for product training SolarWinds channel partners and customers in EMEA, with a focus on the DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) region.
  • Regular participation in the annual SolarWinds Partner Summit EMEA, and contribution to the company's professional certification program, SCP.

"At SolarWinds, we put a razor-sharp focus on helping technology professionals navigate the challenges and issues they face in today's world-and the Head Geeks team plays a crucial role in making this happen," said Darren Beck, chief marketing officer, SolarWinds. "Sascha has worked with our customers and partners for over four years, so he's well-positioned to help the wider technology professional community solve today's IT challenges. We're thrilled to welcome Sascha as our newest Head Geek!"

What is a Head Geek?

SolarWinds Head Geeks bring over 120 collective years of real-world expertise and renowned industry credentials to provide the tech pro community with perspectives, advice, and discussion on the latest trends and challenges in technology.

The Head Geeks are experts in all areas of IT, including cloud, DevOps, enterprise, hybrid IT, security, networking, database, virtualization, and more.

Our Head Geeks engage with technology pros on THWACK, the SolarWinds community forum; on the Orange Matter and Geek Speak blogs; in-person at events, including conferences, trade shows, and SolarWinds User Groups; and in monthly SolarWinds Lab sessions, where they provide advanced technical training. They also participate regularly on various IT forums, including myITforum, windows-noob.com, Stack Overflow, and Spiceworks.

Meet the Other Head Geeks

Leon Adato - Adato is a CCNA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and SolarWinds Certified Professional. His 25 years of network and systems management and monitoring experience spans the financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.

Destiny Bertucci - Bertucci holds a broad array of certifications and degrees, such as CCNA, (ISC)² Methodologies, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS), CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS), INFOSEC, database development degree, BS IT Security, and SolarWinds Certified Professional. In her 16 years as a network manager, she has worked in healthcare, federal, and application engineering, which allowed her to be a successful SolarWinds senior application engineer for over nine years.

Patrick Hubbard - Hubbard boasts over 20 years of hands-on experience, spanning software development, operations, applications, networks, virtualization, cloud, and more. Today, he's helping enterprise and cloud-native teams move past DevOps hype and rationally integrate real development and operations techniques to keep businesses going forward.

Thomas LaRock - LaRock has over 20 years of IT experience, holding roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. He is a Microsoft Certified Master, VMware vExpert, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and 10-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:34 AM by David Marshall
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