vExpert: Christopher Kusek

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    NameChristopher Kusek
    LocationTualatin, OR
    United States
    Short DescriptionCTO at @Xiologix - EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist, vExpert, EMC Elect, BDA, CISSP, MCT, Cloud, Ninja, Vegan, Single, Father, Cat, Humorist, Author
    AffiliationCustomer, Partner, Independent Consultant, Other
    LinkedIn Profile
    OverviewMy name is Christopher Kusek. (Also known as @cxi on Twitter) I've been in positions of Leadership, Executive Sponsorship, Innovation, Thought Leader, Global Account Ownership, Management, Marketing, Go-To-Market, Capacity Planning, Social Media, Research, Competitive, Training, Evangelism, Published Author, Consulting, Sales, Pre-Sales, Post-Sales and Delivery. (And more...) With these 20+ years of rather extensive roles under my belt, and the new future on the horizon I'm focusing my attention on where I can make the most critical impact. Leading and Building organizations to take mind-share and market-share of this industry going forward. I have a personal and particular interest on the Global Economy with a soft spot in my heart for the massive growth potential in LATAM (and my successes there) and the ability to lead a new charge of innovation within APJ and EMEA. I'm no stranger to the challenges faced Globally and am ready to take the charge to drive those markets to get this world and industry growing again at the paces it deserves. So if you are looking for someone who makes things happen; hit me up. I am open to discussions of leadership positions to drive business growth from end-to-end. Latest / Updated Bio! <3 Christopher Kusek is Chief Technology Officer of Portland, OR based system integrator and VAR, Xiologix, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in IT as a Technology Evangelist and Industry leader, Christopher plays a key role in Xiologix’s growth leading its storage and engineering practice to evaluate and architect solutions that meet client’s tactical and strategic goals. Prior to Xiologix, Christopher spent three years at EMC where he was the Global Lead for Cloud and Virtualization. In this position he was focused on the company’s relationship and integration with VMware, VCE, Storage and Cloud Services. Christopher was also responsible for Product Management, Marking and Sales. Before that, he worked at NetApp as a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant responsible for pre-sales and post-sales hybrid consulting engagements surrounding Virtualization, Storage, Microsoft and security solutions. Most recently Christopher has returned from spending the past two years responsible for theater wide infrastructure operations for the war effort in Afghanistan. Christopher is connected to current and future trends; a strategist who comprehends complex business and technology problems uses his organization and leadership skills to solve them. An industry recognized expert Christopher is an EMC Elect and VMware vExpert, while also an accomplished speaker and author with five books published. With over 20 years of industry experience spend focused on creating innovative business solutions, Christopher’s expertise is integral to Xiologix’s ability to lead its clients to the right solution for their business.
    Technical CertificationsI hold >100 certifications. This may not be the proper vehicle for that distribution. The certifications I relatively care about though, are vExpert, MCT and CISSP.
    Publications and Speaking EngagementsI speak and publish all of the time! Check out details at my blog or on Amazon! Author, VMware vSphere 5 Administration Instant Referen
    User Groups and CommunitiesVMUGs worldwide! VMworld, Partner Exchange, Cloud Camps, #CXIParty and other community events!
    Expertise and InterestsI focus on 4 key areas: Cloud Virtualization Security Applications And ninja mad skillz. Oh, and stuff. And pretty much anything which allows for a 'focus area'. I like to apply the ability to empower others to grow through leadership and structural management as applicable in order to grow utterly awesome and successful organizations.


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