Christian is a childhood to adult geek in its truest form, Comic books, video games, and Doctor Who- he has gone from running a BBS in his childhood to helping architect and implement some very large and complex datacenters. Christian is coming to Microsoft from being the Director and Lead Technical Architect at Private Consulting firm in Redmond for the last 4 years, where he developed a Microsoft Infrastructure practice from the ground up. Christian has more than 16 years’ experience on the Microsoft platform and how it integrates into large and very heterogeneous infrastructures.
With his extensive background in System Management and Virtualization Christian has been for the last few years running technical deep dives (Lunch and Learns) for Microsoft customers, doing training engagements for MS learning partners, and speaking at majority of the Microsoft and Partner conferences on the west coast. Christian is currently co-authoring a Windows 2012R2 book from Sybex and Co-Hosts a weekly Podcast called “SkillingUp” where he focus on MS certification and not only how to grow your career in the Microsoft technology stack but the soft skills to get ahead. Christian’s podcast is frequented by other MVPs in the community and internal MS Staff. Majority of these activities are what helped earn him his MVP in 2011 (Cloud and Datacenter Management).