Rick Scherer, VCDX #21, is currently Principal Global Architect and CTO Ambassador for Dell EMC supporting the American Express & Intel relationships, as well as an independent author, public speaker and founder of VMwareTips.com.
After graduating High School at age 14, Rick began his career in Technical Support for an Internet Service Provider. Through his 20-year career he has had many different roles, including UNIX Systems Administrator, Data Center Architect and Senior Technical Director.
Rick being an early advocate of virtualization, has spoken at many major technical conferences (including 10 VMworld’s), local user groups and other events. He’s currently one of the leaders of the San Diego VMware Users Group and is a trusted advisor in the industry, including being a technical editor on many technology focused publications.
Rick holds many certifications, including being VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) #21. He was also on the authoring and editing team for the EMC Cloud Architect certification, as well as being a member of the EMC CTO Ambassadors group and Leader in the EMC Global Field Technologists group.
Outside of work, Rick enjoys anything that has wheels, music, traveling and spending time with his wife and twin boys.
Tech Background: Cloud Native Ninja, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Automation/Orchestration, Configuration Management, End-User Computing, Data Center Design and other nerdy things.
Historical Merits: VMware Certified Design Expert, Author, Technical Editor, Community Leader (VMUG / MeetUp), Technical Speaker (VMworld, Cisco Live!, EMC World, Oracle OpenWorld, etc.)