Technical Marketing Resume



To utilize my strengths in communicating and delivering business value messaging and broad experience in public speaking, virtualization architecture, Technical Marketing, Systems/Network administration, architecture, system security, and program management to pursue new opportunities in the unique and challenging virtualization and security fields.


Accomplishments/Areas of Expertise

  • Developed and launched F5's external virtualization vision, including collateral and message creation, compiling product and technology solutions for market, and delivered that vision to market in 2008/2009
  • 15 years in Information Technology, 9 specializing in security, virtualization, and cloud technologies.
  • Author of two well respected virtualization and security technology blogs: TheVirtualDC and Application Delivery Virtualization
  • Technical writing ranging from development and architecture papers to high-level business value and technology messaging content.
  • Deep security background with an advanced Incidence Response certification based on virtualization security.
  • Analysis of technology markets and trends as a guide for future-thinking business and development.
  • Strong background in evangelical public speaking for both technology/engineering audiences as well as CxO level audiences.
  • Extracting deep technical architecture and functional information to repackage for business and marketing audiences.
  • Focus on Data Center networking topologies, with a strong leaning towards those used within complex Application Delivery Networks, telecommunications and networking protocols: IP (TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP), 802.11/Wi-Fi, IPX, NetBIOS, and Ethernet.

Professional Experience

F5 Networks, Seattle, WA June 2005 – Present

Technical Marketing Manager, Virtualization/Product Management Engineer

  • Build business value messaging for the network, application, and platform virtualization space and deliver that message to market
  • Own the hand-off between Product Management and Marketing for virtualization product and solution marketing
  • Provide strategic council and thought leadership on application delivery virtualization and the virtual data center vision to domestic and international analysts, press, and other external groups
  • Define and create messaging for virtualization technologies alongside Product and Corporate Marketing groups for campaigns, conferences, trade shows, and online media
  • Work closely with virtual platform partners such as VMware and Microsoft on architecture and marketing projects
  • Evangelize outbound virtualization and security technologies and marketing to market and industry groups, such as consortiums, professional groups, and specialty markets.
  • Analyze current technology market trends in the application security, virtualization, and cloud computing markets.
  • Discover new technology trends and patterns for marketing-based initiatives.
  • Produce analytical documents and reports on vendor-neutral technologies affecting application delivery virtualization technologies in the data center.
  • Assist Product Management and Development with product lifecycle definitions and requirements, from feature scoping, design requirements, and implementation, based on current and future market trends and F5 corporate goals.
  • Architect secure and robust large-scale network infrastructure components, such as those for the new Technology Center and Virtual Application Library.

RealNetworks, Seattle, WA June 2000 – June 2005

Program Manager, Security/Professional Services Systems Consultant

  • Build and enforce secure environments at DRM customer sites, including back-end servers, network architecture, and secure media delivery.
  • Work with large companies such as Sony Pictures and Music, Warner Brothers, Starz/Encore, Cisco, Paramount Studios, Movielink, and Deutche Telekom AG to design secure, robust data and Digital Rights Management networks.
  • Manage key DRM customers and relationships throughout the life cycle of design and deployment, including authoring initial contracts and further contract negotiations.
  • Design and architect large-scale, clustered, UNIX-based multimedia delivery networks: Operating Environment, Network Transport, Security, and Tools.
  • Deploy and integrate media networks in international locations including France, Germany, Spain, UK, and Australia.
  • Develop UNIX administration and security tools for RedHat Linux and Sun Solaris to control and manage media distribution systems.

The Cobalt Group, Seattle, WA May 1999 – June 2000

Linux/Solaris System Administrator

  • Maintain large cluster of Linux-based web servers (60+), Sun Solaris Enterprise database servers, primary corporate mail systems.
  • Manage two domain name servers hosting over 5,000 domains.
  • Handle day-to-day management of production and end-user UNIX environments including security, disaster recovery, and physical management.
  • Design and manage corporate LAN, consisting of both private and public networks, DNS, Sendmail, Linux-based firewall, Cisco routers, and 3COM network devices.
  • Specify and implement fault-tolerance and load-balancing systems for production UNIX servers and network.


  • Keynote Speaker: Network Times 2007 Security Visions Conference, Korea
  • Authored Two Security-related Patents (Status Pending)
  • SANS Advisory Board Member
  • GIAC Gold, "Security Implications of the Virtual Data Center"


  • GIAC Gold, Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), May 2007
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), January 2001


  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    • Management Information Systems/Computer Science, June 1993 – April 2000