At the beginning of my working career (at 15 years old) I’m regularly skipping high school to put in more hours as a “chicken genius”.. until they (school) kicked me out.
25 years later, I am at VMware solving interesting problems and helping build products at VMware (a regular in “best places to work” lists).
In-between was an adventure getting my ducks in a row… here’s some highlights:
- I joined a state program, learned a trade and got my GED (true story). My second job was refurbishing pagers.
- After being passed over for promotion, I joined the US Navy, worked countless hours in the naval surface and aviation logistics world.
- I entered the technology industry via a small MSP, helping administer the global monitoring systems. I worked a second job at a country club so I could afford my mortgage (I provided damn good service 😉 )
- In the next job – I spent many 12-hour shifts troubleshooting datacenter and financial networks. That was a whooping, but it equipped me well for my next gig in converged infrastructure.
- I was the first network guy in Americas supporting networking for converged infrastructure platform (the VCE Vblock 300-700). This eventually lead me to VMware to work on the early software-defined clouds, and ultimately with HCX, which is a powerful consumption enabler, it provides customers a consistent and rich application and network mobility experience and allows them realize the benefits of their VMware investments.
Somewhere along the line I got married we grew to a family of 8! My wife is my best friend. She is a scientist (PhD/Geologist) currently pursuing law. This incredible wife and our six kids are my favorite chaos.
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🖖🏼 Live long and prosper. –Gabe