What is your role at Xtravirt
Lead Consultant – Running around different customers designing, implementing or helping fix IT solutions.
What attracted you to Xtravirt
The opportunity to do varied, interesting work delivering solutions with some really smart cookies!
I tend to prefer a collaborative style – given the level of the guys we have, we’re all seriously motivated people anyway.
Functional or technical skills
Technology wise, I’m pretty broad – I’ve been Microsoft certified since October ’97 and VMware certified since June 2006. Beyond this, I’ve been involved in End User Compute, Business Continuity and Infrastructure (particularly server and SAN/NAS) for over 20 years. On the VMware side, I’ve been awarded VMware vExpert for five years running (2015-2019).
What’s your favourite part of your job?
A combination of the technical challenge as well as visiting different people and places.
People would be surprised to hear that I worked as …
A warehouseman and shelf stacker at Sainsburys.
1979 Mini. In yellow and grey primer. Used more oil than petrol…
I have lived/work in the following cities:
I’ve always lived in/around Leicester, but I’ve worked in a long list of places between Seattle, USA and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Reading and watching a good movie. Particularly Science Fiction, Thrillers and action films. Also, I’m into history and aviation.
What was your first job?
My first IT job (after being a warehouseman as a student) was working on a customer facing computer support helpdesk for a large UK electrical retailer. Lots of Microsoft Windows 95.