I am currently a Director of Technical Marketing at Cisco Systems in the Enterprise business unit.  Our BU combines all core “enterprise” technologies in the Cisco portfolio, around $22B in business.  My team handles all campus software controllers for enterprise:  DNA Center (Automation and Assurance), ISE,  SD-Access, and APIs across controllers.  We also handle Cisco’s new DNAC-based security products, including Endpoint Analytics.  Formerly I also managed our SD-WAN team.

Prior to getting into management I was a Principal Technical Marketing Engineer here, focused on device-level automation.  This included NETCONF/RESTCONF/YANG, telemetry, on-box application hosting, and several other areas.  My work in this area was primarily with IOS XE, although I did also work on the data center team, handling programmability on Nexus switches.  I was even the TME for DCNM for a bit.

Prior to Juniper I worked at a national Cisco Gold partner in both pre-sales and post-sales roles, mostly focused on security products.  I was also the lead network engineer and architect for the San Francisco Chronicle in the early 2000’s.  We replaced nearly every part of that network in the five years I worked there, and also oversaw a merger.

I started my career in IT doing end-user technical support, network design, and server support for small companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I was into computer communications, however, long before I started my career.  I operated a Bulletin Board System (BBS) on my Apple IIGS in the late 80’s, and was the technical manager of my college TV station during the early switch to digital.

I have a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University.  I hold CCIE #14023 in Routing/Switching and Security.  I used to hold a JNCIE Service Provider certification (#2332), but due to my employment at Cisco I had to let it expire.  I also have received the Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker speaker award several times, scoring in the top 10% of Cisco Live sessions as rated by attendees.  Because I received several of these awards, I was inducted into the Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame in 2020.