Blazing a new path

Recently I embarked on a new path in my career. I stepped out of a role that I held for over five years at Advance Auto Parts (great company, more thoughts down below about Advance Auto and an open post at the bottom.

It took a lot of deliberation and is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made career wise. I wanted to see more of what is out there and expose myself to what other customer’s are doing in the Cloud computing, virtualization, VDI and other Enterprise technologies. I joined a Consulting firm Glasshouse Technologies as a Sr. Consultant and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities to expand my knowledge and share that here. My blog here will mostly concentrate on Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft technologies with a smattering of other things thrown in here and there.

In the past five years at Advance Auto I have been exposed to many things, great friends good times and technology that has keep me excited to stay in this field. Advance Auto Parts has one of the best corporate atmosphere’s I have ever worked in. They really have a great A team there and a strong direction from the executive staff. Being an Auto Parts company we sponsored a winning NHRA funny car with Cruz Pedregon at the helm, the monster truck series Monster Jam with Gravedigger and their own truck Grinder. We raised millions of dollars for JDRF and United way through fundraisers and an annual golf tournament for JDRF, will miss that a lot… The fun committee at Advance Auto always kept us entertained through regular events. I could go on and on but mostly I will miss the coworkers that made Advance Auto so special. It is the best place I have worked thus far and has set the bar very high.

If anyone is looking my old team is hiring a Systems Engineer, go to the Advance Auto Jobs page . If you need a reference and you know me, reach out and I will see what I can do.