Name: Ivan Talley
Title: Systems Engineer
Years at VMware: 5 weeks
Years in IT: 20
Certifications: VCP 4, VTSP, VSP, MCSE 2000/2003, MCNE, CompTIA Project +
1) What have you done in your career at VMware and what do you do now?
I just started as an Associate Systems Engineer in the SMB group. I provide a technical resource to our sales staff and customers for discussing those products that can be the most beneficial to the small and medium business sector.
2) Why do you love working at VMware?
I can honestly say I’ve never worked with such a smart, dynamic, group of individuals. Everyone seems focused on assisting our customers in finding the solution they need for their environment.
The work environment is also amazing. VMware truly values its employees and that’s such a motivating influence for me.
3) What did you do before coming to VMware?
Out of High School I had a great 5 years in the United States Air Force as an Imagery Interpreter which falls under their Intelligence branch. I had the pleasure of being stationed in Austin, Texas with trips to Germany and Italy and finished my career in Honolulu.
In the private sector I’ve had the opportunity to work in a very diverse number of areas. I’ve provided technical expertise to state and city governments as well as companies in the real estate, retail, contract electronics manufacturing, engineering, construction, mining, and legal fields.
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