Steve Wood

Senior Consultant

Steve Wood joined the Xtravirt Consulting team in January 2018. His specialist areas include Virtual Infrastructure and Network Virtualization design and implementation. He is a VMware vExpert and vExpert NSX.

What is your role at Xtravirt?

I’m a Senior Consultant with a focus around NSX, vSphere & SRM

What attracted you to Xtravirt?

Xtravirt has a very good reputation in the industry for producing good quality work and people.

What makes Xtravirt great?

The People!

People would be surprised to hear that I worked as …

When I was 19, I spent just over a year with Cumbria Police as a Special Constable. I spent 6 months of that working with the Mobile Support Group covering the M6 from Penrith to the Scottish Borders.

First car?

Vauxhall Nova in red!

Charities, causes, institutions I support

I’m a huge fan of The Great North Air Ambulance

Hobbies

I’m a current pilot & aircraft owner so spend most of my free time flying around the North East & UK.

Experience

I started at the bottom of the ladder 14 years ago and gradually worked my way up, so I’ve done pretty much every IT role going, that gives me a great insight and experiences to fall back on.

What was your first job?

It was an IT support and cabling job in the North East I was 17 and fresh out of 6th form.