About

About

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Approach

I’m a firm believer in the right tool for the right job, that’s why I strive to learn as much as I can about underlying technologies rather then sticking with single vendors.

What works for one client from a technology or budgetary standpoint doesn’t necessarily work for the next client, I’ve found it’s important to try to stay vendor neutral so I can provide my clients with the best possible solution to meet their needs.  Of course I have my favorites (don’t we all?) but I’ve been in this industry long enough to watch technologies, vendors and approaches shift wildly.

Obligatory Disclaimer

Views and opinions expressed here are my own and not necessarily shared by my employer or the vendors mentioned.  This site is run as an independent educational blog.  There is no warranty expressed or implied for any advise or procedures listed on this site so use with care and at your own risk in production!

About Me

My name is Greg and I currently work for a national MSP as a Solutions Architect and Network Engineer providing technical pre-sales, architecture/design, consulting, enterprise support, technical project management and delivery.

Education & Work Experience

Education

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
1989 – 1994

Work Experience

March 2013 – Present
Independent Professional Consultant – Full Radius, Inc.

October 2013 – Present
Solutions Architect: Network, Security & Unified Communications – All Covered, Inc.

November 2005 – September 2012
Technical Team Lead / Senior Infrastructure Engineer – Inforonics, LLC.

June 1996 – November 2005
Senior Consulting Engineer / President – TCI Consulting, Inc.

October 1995 – June 1996
Enterprise Email Administrator / Consulting Engineer – Viewlogic Systems, Inc.

July 1994 – October 1995
Network Administrator / Senior Consultant – Vitale, Caturano & Company

 

Active Certifications

Cisco

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-R&S):  Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-Voice): Voice
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-R&S):  Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-Voice): Voice
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-Sec):  Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-Video): Video
  • Cisco Advanced Collaboration Architecture Sales Engineer
  • Cisco Video Network Specialist
  • Cisco WebEx Solutions Design and Implementation

Fortinet

  • Network Security Professional (NSE 4)
  • Network Security Associate (NSE1 – 3)

Palo Alto Networks

  • Accredited Configuration Engineer

Microsoft

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Expert Server Infrastructure – Windows Server 2012 (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator – Windows Server 2008 & 2012 (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008 (MCTS)

VMware

  • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
  • VMware Certified Assocaite – Data Center Virtualization (VMA-VCD)

Web Development

  • Certified Web Developer & Web Publisher