Career Profile

I am an experienced technology generalist committed to turning big picture ideas into results. Using my broad foundation of knowledge and hands on experience in technology and strategy consulting, network design and implementation, technical project management, system architecture design, and business process engineering, I identify strategic opportunities for improvement, efficiency, and cost savings. I'm a lateral thinker and trusted advisor who can solve complex problems in elegant ways.


Principal Solutions Architect - Networking Specialist

August 2019 - Present
Amazon Web Services, San Francisco, CA

Design Customer Solutions: Collaborate with AWS teams to help customers and partners architect Networking Solutions on AWS.

Thought Leadership: Contribute to external publications such as blogs, whitepapers and reference architectures, as well as internal training of Solutions Architects, Professional Services Consultants, Technical Account Managers, and AWS Trainers.

Technical and Business Strategies: Capture and share best-practice knowledge within the AWS solution architect community.

Enterprise Support Lead

February 2016 - August 2019
Amazon Web Services, San Francisco, CA

Dedicated technical point of contact for a strategic AWS customer with Enterprise level support.

Work across customer organizations to ensure customer’s applications in AWS are well designed and scale to the needs of large events and business initiatives.

Act as the voice of the customer within AWS to escalate problems and to drive prioritization of business needs for AWS customers.

Lead and assist AWS customers with application performance and architecture, cost optimization, deployment planning, and problem resolution.

Troubleshoot technical issues and drive issue escalation with AWS Service teams.

Product Manager - Edge Services

September 2015 – February 2016
CloudFlare, San Francisco, CA

Product responsibility for Edge Services, including Proxy, Cache and Origin Routing. Release of HTTP/2 + SPDY support, enabling 1.8 million domains with a faster web experience.

Staff Integration Architect

January 2012 – September 2015
VMware, Palo Alto / San Francisco, CA

Architect for the VMware Validated Design (V2D) program for a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), providing design blueprints for repeatable business outcomes.

Consult Engineering and Product Management on improving IPv6 readiness in the VMware vSphere suite for service provider and enterprise adoption.

Negotiate with Product Management and Engineering about operational excellence in new product features, providing constructive feedback on the implementation and operation of VMware and partner products and technologies within a global cloud environment.

Product Manager - Technology Intelligence

January 2010 – December 2011
Cisco Systems, Rolle, Switzerland

Introduced Technology Intelligence and associated processes throughout Cisco, for identifying technologies that could disrupt Cisco’s existing product portfolio or that Cisco could leverage to disrupt existing adjacent industries.

Corporate Development Engineer - M&A Advisory

June 2008 – December 2009
Cisco Systems, Rolle, Switzerland

Provided technology advisory for M&A deals, strategy alignment as well as product and services category definition in the emerging space of data centers and virtualization technology.

Software Engineer - Disruptive Innovation

June 2007 – May 2008
Cisco Systems, Rolle, Switzerland

Identified and captured value from technology disruptions, to drive new market creations through the definition of innovative products and services.


Automatic Determination of Groupings of Communications Interfaces

United States US 2011/0206058 A1 - Issued February 24, 2010

Preventing Loops On Network Topologies Built With Virtual Switches And VMs

United States US 2011/0134793 A1 - Issued December 3, 2009

Extended subnets

United States US 2011/0019676 A1 - Issued July 21, 2009

Network consolidation for virtualized servers

United States US8027354 B1 - Issued April 29, 2009

Seeding search engine crawlers using intercepted network traffic

United States US 2009/0313241 A1 - Issued June 16, 2008