About

Hi! 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:

Gabe at Home:
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  • My wife and I are the proud parents of a Brady bunch sized platoon! 
  • I’m endurance sports enthusiast.  I ran my first half-marathon April 2018.  Since then I’ve completed 8+ halfs, a full (26.2) marathon.  This year I’m training for a 50mile Ultra.  

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I am Spartan! AROO! I completed 4 races last year (finished a 2018 trifecta).  This year I’ve completed my first 2019 trifecta (hoping to finish a few more), a 4HR Hurricane Heat and I’m training for my a Spartan Ultra (30mi/50km & 60 soul crushing obstacles).  That will happen sometime in October… 

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Gabe at Work.

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

  • I enlisted in the US Navy from 2001 to 2006.  Completed one honorable tour of duty.  Spent most of it overseas!
  • After the Navy enlistment, I worked as a Systems Admin (and as a part time country club server).   I fell in love with technology, ditched the country club work, and went all in.  Learned Windows Servers, Cisco Routing and Switching, Cisco UCS.  Administering monitoring applications gave me exposure to a wide variety of technology.
  • I worked a contract for a large bank.  Fixing problems 12hrs a day, 5-6 days a week. 
  • VCE the VMware, Cisco, EMC joint venture (now Dell EMC) brought me on as the first “vPlatform Support Engineer” at HQ.  Got to love and hate the VBLOCK hyper-converged platform.  It was fun supporting the entire stack, after the focused time operating mostly in Cisco CLIs in the previous work.
  • I joined VMware in 2012.  Initially joined to help build and support the first VMware cloud (the now defunct vCloud Air). I transitioned into a rockstar R&D group and continued with a set of technologies that became what is now the VMware HCX service.
  • I haven’t left!  I’m currently serving humbly as the Technical Product Manager for HCX. 

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Gabe