Principal Systems Engineer - Field CTO
January 2007 to January 2011
San Francisco Bay Area
VP, Products and Solutions
July 2018 to September 2019
VP & Chief Technology Officer, Americas
January 2015 to July 2018
Chief Flash Geek
August 2012 to January 2015
Field CTO / Divisional Systems Engineering Manager
January 2011 to August 2012
San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Technical Project Manager - Global Services
January 2005 to 2007
Team Lead, Production Services
July 2003 to January 2005
Educational Technology Services
Technical Support Engineer II
June 2002 to August 2003
CS Information Technology Solutions
December 1996 to January 2002
ADAPT Software Applications Inc.
Software Engineer II
May 1997 to September 1997
VP & Chief Technologist
San Francisco Bay Area
July 2017 to September 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Provided field executive support and sponsorship to existing and potential customers to support EMC Hardware, Software, and Services sales in Northern California, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana. Provided field executive support and sponsorship to existing and potential customers to support EMC Hardware, Software, and Services sales in Northern California, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana.
What company does Chadd Kenney work for?
Chadd Kenney works for Dell EMC
What is Chadd Kenney's role at Dell EMC?
Chadd Kenney is Principal Systems Engineer - Field CTO
What industry does Chadd Kenney work in?
Chadd Kenney works in the Information Technology and Services industry.
Principal Systems Engineer - Field CTO @ Dell EMC Provided field executive support and sponsorship to existing and potential customers to support EMC Hardware, Software, and Services sales in Northern California, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana. From January 2007 to January 2011 (4 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaVP, Products and Solutions @ Pure Storage Lead FlashArray product and solutions strategy, product marketing, solutions marketing, and solutions engineering representing greater than $1 billion in annual revenue for Pure Storage. Owned new product introduction strategy including messaging, narratives, presentations, core sales content, field enablement, analyst/press briefings, product data sheets for product releases.Managed a team of developers that build solutions and integrations across Microsoft SQL, Oracle OLTP/OLAP, SAP HANA, VMware ESX, EPIC, Meditech, Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop, and Splunk.Member of the quarterly earnings team for over 5 quarters driving key messages for our products and solutions to our investment community. Participate in investor callbacks for both sell-side and buy-side to dig deeper into product and solutions innovations, as well as customer use cases and solutions.Participated in M&A activities including acquisition strategy, market trending, product/market fit, technical due diligence, financial modeling, product positioning, and integration to existing and new product lines. From July 2018 to September 2019 (1 year 3 months) VP & Chief Technology Officer, Americas @ Pure Storage Key spokesperson on the vision and strategy for Pure Storage products and solutions. Voice of Pure for analysts, investors, press, and customers including keynote presentations at events and conventions. Executive sponsor for the for various Fortune 500 accounts throughout the US to understand their challenges, bring feedback back to engineering and drive new product innovations to solve customer challenges.Analyzed market trends and established key roadmap themes to produce clear, thorough feature specifications, which drove core product strategy, vision, and key innovations. Executive sponsor and lead strategist for our Cisco partnership driving joint product positioning, product integrations, engineering efforts, and field education. Lead NVIDIA product integrations and core product development for our Artificial Intelligence converged infrastructure solution AIRI focused on deep learning and the AI data pipeline for large enterprises. From January 2015 to July 2018 (3 years 7 months) Chief Flash Geek @ Pure Storage Early founding member of the technical staff, driving the development of the go-to market strategy and creation of the sales force that disrupted the storage industry. Partnered with VP of Products to develop a disruptive message that was aligned with key differentiators to displace key competitors from large enterprise accounts. Executive sponsor for early investor Greylock Partners CIO Summit sessions to showcase innovative technologies. Drove executive engagement and 10s of millions in pipeline for Pure in Fortune 500 accounts. Developed the TCO Builder for financial modeling and the Capacity Decoder Ring for customer capacity sizing. From August 2012 to January 2015 (2 years 6 months) Field CTO / Divisional Systems Engineering Manager @ Dell EMC Managed 8 Systems Engineers across the western region of mid-market select, inclusive of mentoring and development of technical sales strategy.Technical Business Manager of EMC's Unified Infrastructure Group (UIG) with products including VNX/VNXe, Isilon, Centera, and Atmos in the San Francisco Bay Area.Perform daily activities including customer updates on EMC mid-tier solutions, direct support of sales campaigns, and development and execution of the EMC’s go to market strategy.Consultant, architect, and document custom solutions based on performance assessments and customer requirements.Develop and perform monthly partner updates, monthly area wide sales education sessions, monthly customer “EMC live demo days”, quarterly TC trainings and updates, TC mentoring, and competitive updates. From January 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 8 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSenior Technical Project Manager - Global Services @ Dell EMC Directly managed a 4 million dollar yearly services business delivering of highly complex, high risk 'billable' consulting services for EMC Global Services. From January 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Team Lead, Production Services @ CaseCentral Provide supervision to 10 analysts, manage multiple projects, and provide technical expertise when necessary to process, maintain and support client data conversion requests.Accountable for all team members and resources to delivery quality data in a timely manner. Manage all aspects of a client project design with project managers and executive management. Serve as project and technical lead on several multi-million dollar clients and lawsuits, disseminating all client-based information to project management, executives, and team members. Lead architect on automation projects utilizing T-SQL, Java, and Linux shell scripting to increase efficiency of processing data and the overall quality of output. These automation projects include end-to-end process creation and real-time client reporting.Manipulated large datasets, over 1,000,000+ records, using T-SQL and stored procedures in an efficient and automated manner.Utilized MS SQL Server, DTS, and stored procedures to automate current processes to increase overall departmental revenue. From July 2003 to January 2005 (1 year 7 months) Technical Support Engineer II @ Educational Technology Services Administer trouble-ticketing process to ensure in-depth documentation of hardware, software, and network outages.Troubleshoot service interruptions and outages via telephone and/or provide on-sight response to resolve issues.Administer network account and application access for all users including security authentication. Support and implementation of Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, 98, ME, XP; MAC: OS 8, 9, 9.2, X.Generated company-wide adhoc, recurring, and automated performance reporting for upper management using DTS. Created new reporting process, engineered to increase employee accountability and customer satisfaction. Performed metrics analysis to determine cause and effect including commonality in troubles and resolutions. Utilized SQL Server, MS Access, and Excel to produce graphical representation of company-wide performance. From June 2002 to August 2003 (1 year 3 months) Owner Consultant @ CS Information Technology Solutions Independent consultant for various small business and residential customers. Assist owners in the project scope through analysis, project proposals, schematics, and recommendations for implementation. Design and implement Local Area Networks, shared and remote access, solutions to problems in client/server environments, enhanced network and OS security, installation of data centers, wireless networks, website development, graphic design, and distributed audio and data systems. Client listing available upon request. From December 1996 to January 2002 (5 years 2 months) Software Engineer II @ ADAPT Software Applications Inc. Improved and debugged software code utilizing C++, JAVA, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, and Pascal. Analyzed code and reported issues to management and external users.Provided user support and software problem resolution for internal and external users dealing with structural, concrete design, and graphical software.Created local area network, web pages, remote access, and manuals for support of internal and external users From May 1997 to September 1997 (5 months) VP & Chief Technologist @ Clumio San Francisco Bay AreaBoard Advisor @ Rubrik, Inc. Advisor on GTM strategy and positioning, product positioning and synergies, business model transitions, and executive alignment. From July 2017 to September 2019 (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay Area
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
2 year(s), 4 month(s)
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