Founder NetDEF, CTO Sideband Networks, Heavily involved in Software Defined Networking, Open Networking and White Box switching.
I have a strong grasp of the value of different OEM/White-box switches offered by Pica8, Cumulus, Dell and others and can compare their value vs branded vendors such as Cisco and Juniper.
Steve is very responsive in assisting the sales teams with positioning information. He has also given many sales training sessions, outlining product differentiators. Steve is a strong team player.
Steve walks on packets. He is someone I would trust to design, implement and manage an architecture to be invincible.
I would trust him with anything.
I worked with Steve at 3Crowd/XDN and found him to always be professional and knowledgeable with a strong work ethic. He exemplifies what companies look for in a committed, loyal and professional employee. Steve has always gone above and beyond when supporting my clients. He was willing to schedule meetings with clients based on their needs, even if it meant working at 2am in the morning. Steve was someone I could depend on and would recommend for any senior level technical and/or executive position.
XDN supplied my company a CDN platform, my main contact as IT Manager and one responsible for the integration was Steve,
Steve showed the willing to work in my time zone even when we are located in the other side of the world.
He's technical abilities and analysis capabilities made it possible to push the integration in practically light speed; we were in a daily contact and even though it was sometimes VERY late at night I all ways got full and uncompromising good service and response.
Steve way on doing things made us think on transferring more business to XDN, the feeling that a reliable, responsive and highly skilled professional on the other side of the world made it easy for us to integrate rapidly and do it in a single phase.
Steve was great supplying in formation and getting he's team to work with us in any situation and he's abilities to get results was greatly appriciated.
Steve is a true network ninja. He's got a strong background and is driven to constantly expand his knowledge and capabilities. I have known Steve for years. He has always been a go-to network expert. I endorse him completely.