After a long career as an enterprise engineer, Matthew endeavored into a new phase of his career, as a pre-sales architect. At this point, he began blogging as well. In 2018, he was ranked one of the 50 storage bloggers to watch. A long-time contributor to many storage, cloud, and compute industry stalwarts, writing technical marketing, competitive analysis, and performing research as well. He’s written for Oracle, EMC, Pure Storage, HPE, Dell/EMC, and many others.
He’s been recognized by VMware, Cisco, Pure, Dell/EMC, NetApp, and others for his contribution to the industry, and has become a recognized speaker, podcaster, and industry veteran. His courses have trained solutions architects, and salespeople throughout the industry, as well as teaching within the Depaul University Masters in MIS program in Chicago, a disaster recovery class.
Matthew has been recognized as a knowledgeable speaker in multiple categories, understanding the value prop and ecosystem surrounding many differing approaches and many diverse sets of solutions. In his spare time, Matthew plays guitar and has even built a couple. He lives in Skokie, IL, with his dog Stella, and has a daughter.