Craig Hadix Resume

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Senior level Strategic Enterprise Architect; focused on Private and Public Cloud, Applications, Enterprise Virtualization, and the Converged Data Center.  Actively conceptualizes, analyzes, and evaluates information 

Technology Thought Leader creating new, advanced technology services including; Private Open Cloud, Business Process Optimization, Data Center Orchestration, Configuration Management, DevOps engineering, all using Open Source technology solutions

Core Competencies

IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Solutions Architect, ITIL Certified

Pre-Sales Engineer/Architect, Account Representative
Strategic Sales, Vendor management

AWS, Azure, VMware, Linux, OpenStack, CloudStack, Windows, UNIX, Citrix, Cisco, HP, IBM,  OpenCompute


Senior Cloud Architect
Dimension Data – 2015-Current – Irvine, CA

Most senior technical crafter for Dimension Data’s enterprise clients and works across Business Units, consults and creates integrated solution architecture descriptions across domains, functions, and industries, then monitoring and governing the implementation.

Translate business, functional, and technical requirements into architectural designs, managed services and software solutions using REST, Python, and YANG along with a suite of DevOps tools to create dynamic programmable infrastructures on-premise, hybrid, and in multiple clouds.

Provide multi-technology consulting services to clients to analyse and provide strategies and cloud solutions on all aspects related technology components. Creates excellent client and cross business unit relationships.

Strategic planning and sales enablement with senior account executives, regional sales directors, senior directors, VP’s, practice leaders, engineering and consulting teams resulting increased cloud services and sales activity. Lead Architect in all West-US Cloud Computing (Private/Public/Hybrid, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) projects.

Data Center Architect
Nexus IS – 2012-2015 – Valencia, CA

Nexus is the premier provider of Data Center, UC, Call Center, Wireless and Mobility, Business Video, and Managed Services solutions for organizations of all types and sizes.

Defining strategic technology plans with Enterprise Visualization, Data Center Orchestration, Architecting and orchestrating multidisciplinary complex engineering projects

Creating new consulting, business process optimization, and cloud products. Conducting market research and testing, and presentation of these new products

Focused on strategic business and technology solutions

Promoting SDN, DevOps, IaaS, Process Optimization, Continuous Integration, and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Partnering across all internal organizations, external customer organizations, and ecosystem.  Leading strategic account planning with senior account executives, regional sales directors, practice leaders, and engineering teams

Architecting enterprise data center technology solutions using:

  • Openstack and vCloud Director
  • VMware View, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Puppet and Chef
  • Red Hat CloudForms, OpenShift, Hybrid Cloud (vCHS)
  • VMware vCloud, UCS Director and Cisco IAC
  • Cisco Nexus and Citrix Netscaler networking equipment
  • EMC VNX, VMAX and NetApp FAS storage arrays
  • Cisco UCS computing platform, VXI Virtual Desktops, and Cisco UC/HCS Collaboration
  • EMC vBlock, vSPEX and NetApp FlexPod reference architectures
  • Amazon Web Services, SunGard Availability Services, Savvis, and Rackspace public clouds

Enterprise Architect / VP Technical Sales
IS Systems – 2011-2012 – Los Angeles, CA

Cloud managed services and consulting company, providing private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.

Discover, Define, and Guide clients business and technical requirements around Data Center solutions, specializing in vCloud Director and CloudStack.
Responsible for creating technical reference architectures and standards
Pre-Sales Engineering owning the technical relationship with the client and assist with deal shaping. Create and Deliver technical and business presentations
Architect, Design, and Deliver complete technology solutions using Cisco, HP, EMC, NetApp, VMware, Citrix, and Cloud providers

Solution Specialist / Pre-Sales
AppSense – 2011 – Venice, CA

Global independent software provider of user virtualization solutions

  • Drive all stages of the sales cycle
  • Architect user virtualization solutions
  • Complete ownership of the technical relationship with the client
  • Provide subject matter expertise with Storage, Network, Server, and Virtualization technologies
  • Prepare and give presentations on all AppSense software
  • Enable channel sales directly supporting resellers

Pre-Sales Engineer, Technical Architect
Applied Computer Solutions – 2008-2011 – Los Angeles, CA

Leading Sun reseller on west coast.

Architect technology solutions that fit our customers’ business, technology, and budget requirements
Takes ownership of the relationship with the client, proactively validating technology architecture, manage technology projects, creating and delivering technical and business case presentations
Provide subject matter expertise with Storage, Network, Server, and Virtualization technologies
Prepare and give presentations on new technology and how it fits with the clients environment to meet their requirements and decreases capital and/or operational costs
Assist Account Managers with Deal Shaping, assisting our sales team scope and sell our products
Work with client and the sales team to create the strategic architecture and technical diagrams, and then deliver the solution presentations

Enterprise Architect – Office of the CIO
Warner Bros. Entertainment – 2003-2008 – Burbank, CA

Translate business requirements into technical specifications and strategic design at the largest American film and television production studio

Evangelized VDI, created and ran proof of concepts, organized meetings with directors, VP’s, EVP’s, and the CIO
Produced high level design and implementation strategies, maintaining Warners 3-5 year IT Strategic Plan
Establish and define details, definitions, and requirements of infrastructure, applications, components and enhancements to create technology architectures across a broad set of technology domains
Provide highly competent leadership and specialized technical guidance to complex solution engineering challenges
Simultaneously plan, manage, and lead all technology solution design activities
Managed the Technology Enterprise Architecture Lab, consisting of every production environment plus every development environment, making up a complex set of technologies
Evaluated, Advocated and Evangelized Virtualization with VMware, Consolidation of UNIX/Oracle to IBM P-Series, and our TSM tape backup and archiving into a Virtual Tape Library

Solutions Architect and Technical Visionary
IBM – 2000-2003 – Austin, TX / Los Angeles, CA

Architect, design, administer and manage eLearning rapid education for hands on technical training built on Windows, Solaris, AIX, Linux, OS390, AS400, VM Ware, and Citrix using HTML, Java, XML, JavaScript, JSP, C, C++, Win32, and MFC

Develop technical training curriculums resulting for an increase of student hours by 220%
Direct large-scale global design projects, accountable for budget, schedule, and execution

Chief Technology Officer
EverRAM, Inc.  – 2000 – Austin, TX

Develop and direct technology Integration Company focused on the user’s desktop experience

Sr. Software Engineer
Tivoli Systems, Inc. – 1998-2000 – Austin, TX

Software development company that provides smarter solutions and the expertise you need to design, build and manage a dynamic infrastructure that enables you to improve service, reduce cost and manage risk.

Create technical courseware, lab exercises, and real world examples for technical training classes
Create and implement technical training to hundreds of field engineers and sales engineers

Sr. Systems Engineer
Computer Solutions – 1996-1998 – San Antonio, TX

Value added reseller of information technology products and a professional services company offering information technology and communications consulting, technical design, project management, systems configuration and implementation, and ongoing monitoring and support of business driven technology solutions.

Senior consultant and lead engineer for all Microsoft, Citrix, and UNIX products
Manage client relations to solve various in-depth technical issues
Present and demonstrate proposed solutions to customers supporting the account managers
Create detailed computer network and systems analysis documents for Fortune-500 clients
Direct new system rollouts of top tier hardware, software, and networking equipment

Senior UNIX Administrator
IQ Software – 1995-1996 – San Antonio, TX

Technical Sales Engineer
ComputerTechs – 1994-1995 – Minneapolis, MN

Software Engineer
Open Systems Accounting Software – 1992-1994 – Minneapolis, MN

Software Engineer
Vertical Solutions – 1988-1992 – Wichita, KS

Technical Skills

OpenStack, vCloud Director, CloudStack, VMware ESX/View, Citrix XA/XD, Windows, AIX, HPUX, OSx, Linux, HP, IBM, Dell
Cisco UCS (C&B), Nexus, Juniper, F5, NetScaler, Brocade SAN EMC VNX, VNXe, Celerra, CLARiiON, Symmetrix, NetApp FAS


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