Rick has a diverse technical background built on designing servers, storage, networking, and security for some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to joining the WTG team, Rick was a Dell Enterprise Technologist and Compellent Principal Architect focused on large enterprise storage. His earlier experience in customer roles at Travelers Insurance, Bridgewater Associates, and United Technologies helps Rick truly understand the challenges of moving a business forward using IT. He has been an active member of the open source community, developing tools that have been used around the world and translated into more than 20 languages. Rick holds numerous IT certifications from vendors—ITIL, EMC, Microsoft, CompTIA, Watchguard, Dell, and others.