My Resumé

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My Resumé

Summary

As indicated in my speaker bio, I am a technology strategist and business leader possessing tactician chops to back it up… and the frequent flier miles to show for it. My professional life is marked with senior roles at companies where I straddle the line of development, operations, and rewarding travel to both close business and revisit my customers as their trusted advisor. I have grown and developed rockstar teams of software, systems, and sales engineers along the way.

Most recently, I formed my own consulting practice, cuthrell.com, before joining VCE. My practice delivered trusted advisory support to service providers, investment groups, and startup companies.

Previously, I held CTO, VP, and GM roles at Hosted Network, Digitel and NeoNova (an Azure Capital and Bridgescale Partners portfolio company now part of NRTC) working with service provider customers all over the US. My years consulting at Scient (formerly iXL now Publicis) gave me the chance to work both domestically and internationally with Fortune 500 and .com companies after working at Nortel with service providers.

Advisory Roles

  • Racemi May 2013 - Present
  • AwayFind March 2010 - December 2015
  • TimeData Corporation December 2009 – October 2010
  • Packet Island Inc. (acquired by BroadSoft) October 2006 – October 2009

Experience

  • Chief of Staff, Office of the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions
    • Dell EMC
    • December 2016 - Present
  • Director
    • Dell EMC
    • September 2016 - November 2016
  • Director of Technology Strategy, Global Office of the Chief Technology Officer
    • EMC Converged Platforms Division (VCE)
    • January 2016 - September 2016
  • Director, Global Office of the Chief Technology Officer
    • VCE
    • July 2015 - December 2015
  • Global Office of the Chief Technology Officer
    • VCE
    • April 2015 - June 2015
  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer
    • VCE
    • May 2012 - March 2015
  • Global Partners and Alliances
    • VCE
    • November 2011 - May 2012
  • Lead Principal vArchitect
    • VCE
    • August 2011 - November 2011
  • Service Provider + Media and Entertainment vArchitect Manager
    • VCE (Acadia)
    • December 2010 – August 2011
  • vArchitect
    • VCE (Acadia)
    • October 2010 – December 2010
  • Managing Principal
    • Cuthrell.Com
    • January 2009 - October 2010
  • Writer at ReadWrite
    • Cuthrell.Com
    • August 2010 – October 2010
  • Contributing Writer at PivotMedia
    • Cuthrell.Com
    • March 2010 – October 2010
  • Chief Technology Officer
    • Digitel
    • October 2007 – January 2009
  • Vice President and General Manager
    • Hosted Network
    • April 2007 – July 2008
  • Chief Technology Officer
    • NeoNova
    • August 2002 – December 2007
  • Manager of Software and Systems Engineering
    • iXL
    • August 1999 – July 2002
  • Infrastructure Architect
    • Scient
    • August 1999 – July 2002
  • Head of Internet Application Development
    • Nortel Networks
    • May 1996 – August 1999
  • Systems Administrator
    • NCSU
    • January 1996 – April 1996
  • TCP/IP Benchmark Tester
    • IBM
    • April 1995 – December 1995

Education

  • BS, Materials Science and Engineering North Carolina State University

Honors and Awards

VCE

  • VMworld Panelist, Intel Builders, 2016
  • Cisco Live Speaker, VCE User Group Speaker, 2016
  • VMworld Speaker, VMware, 2015
  • EMC World Speaker, EMC, 2015
  • VMworld Speaker, VMware, 2014
  • Master Engineer, VCE, 2013
  • vExpert, VMware, 2013
  • Boldness Award, VCE, 2012

Digitel, Hosted Network, NeoNova

  • Founders Club, Digitel Corporation, 2008
  • Founders Club, Digitel Corporation, 2007
  • Excellence Award, Hosted Network, 2007
  • Founders Club, Digitel Corporation, 2006
  • Excellence Award, NeoNova, 2006

Scient, iXL

  • Golden Boot Award, Scient , 2002
  • Passion Award, iXL, May 2000

Nortel

  • Session Administrator, Internet World, 1997

IBM

  • IBM Co-op Y.E.A. (Your Effort is Appreciated) Award, IBM, 1995

Scholastic

  • US Department of Energy - High School Internship Program, Argonne National Laboratory, 1990
  • NASA Challenger Commander Michael J. Smith Scholarship, 1990
  • Teaching Fellows Scholarship, 1990
  • NROTC Scholarship, 1990

Certifications and Training

  • Project Management Methods, Nortel
  • Management Influence, Nortel
  • Weblogic Server Administration, BEA
  • NSA INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM), ISATRP
  • Secure Membership, InfraGard
  • Class-5 Soft Switch OAM&P, Packet Interface Card for VoIP, Taqua
  • Carrollton 5.0 VOISS, VOISS IP Centrex VoIP, Bedford 4.5 VOISS, VocalData
  • Canopy Wireless Broadband Technical Training, Motorola
  • Converged Infrastructure Associate (VCE-CIA), VCE
  • Converged Infrastructure Solutions Foundations, VCE
  • Understanding Organizational Change, EMC
  • Communicating Organizational Change, EMC
  • Leading Teams Through Change, EMC