About

Hi there, I’m Gabe!  I’m a Technical Product Manager for HCX at VMware (where I’ve spent the last 6 years and change).  Thank you the blog visit.  Some tidbits about me:

at Home:
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  • My wife and I are the proud parents of a half dozen little ones!
  • I’m endurance sports enthusiast.  I’ve run a full marathon and countless half marathons and smaller races.  I run my races with a kidrunner stroller, and precious cargo as a copilot whenever the venue allows it.
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I love OCR.  I completed my first trifecta in 2018, two more in 2019, along with a Hurricane Heat (4HR) and a Spartan Ultra (50kilometers w/70+ obstacles)

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at Work.

You can find some details on LinkedIn.. but since you’re reading, here are some highlights:

  • I enlisted in the US Navy from 2001 to 2006.  Completed one tour of duty.  Spent most of it overseas!
  • After the Navy enlistment, I worked as a Systems Admin (and part time at a country club providing service).   I fell in love with technology, ditched the country club work, and went all in.  Back then I learned Windows Server, Cisco Networking, service provider monitoring technologies.
  • I worked a contract for a large bank.  Fixing problems 12hrs a day, 5-6 days a week.
  • Worked with VCE (now Dell EMC), they hired me on as the first “vPlatform Support Engineer” with a network focus at their HQ in Richardson, supporting the infamous VBLOCK.
  • I joined VMware in 2012.  Initially to help build and support the first VMware cloud (the now defunct vCloud Air). I transitioned into an amazing product group full of folks who I consider my friends and extended family, working on what is now HCX.
  • It’s almost 2020 and I’m still here! Until my team grows, I’m the Technical Product Manager for VMware HCX.
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Gabe