My twenty-eight years of work experience as a former Capitol Hill staffer, government IT contractor and industry systems engineer offers a unique perspective on how information technology is perceived, developed, sold and implemented.  
As a pre-sales Solutions Architect with Dot Hill Systems I provide turnkey service (pre-sales, architecture, installation, troubleshooting) to prospective and current Dot Hill customers in the channel. I am often required to lead and execute both pre-sales and technical meetings at the customer site, lead WebEx meetings and develop visio designs of customer environment and solution sets.

With the advent of the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 auto-tiering solution from Dot Hill, solution architecture requires the knowledge and ability to identify workflow trends so the applications receive the necessary performance (IOPs) to complete their tasks in a timely fashion.

Typically, as a Solution Architect I will work across the prospect's functional units to deliver the proper messaging in the sales cycle.
Specialties include: SAN storage (Nexsan, Dot Hill, Xyratex, EVA,), iSCSI storage architecture, NetBackup, FalconStor VTL | CDP, Legato Networker, tape libraries,, channel partner development, Vmware