Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and a member of the Zumasys executive team, Andy sets the technical vision for the company and the architectural direction for the Zumasys cloud computing platform.
Andy is responsible for technology design and product selection and is a top-level escalation resource for all technical departments at Zumasys. A veteran of the company, Andy co-manages the day-to-day operations of Enterprise Services with Infrastructure Practice Manager Ryan Beaty. He also works closely with the sales group to provide pre-sales engineering and guidance for all products in Zumasys’ portfolio.
Andy began his career in technology directly out of high school. While attending college to pursue a degree in music, Andy took an IT consulting position with the Capistrano Unified School District, where he supported the district’s first-ever “Laptops for Kids” program. This decision illuminated his passion for technology and ultimately changed the course of his career. In 2002, Andy made the move to the corporate technology world, becoming a senior network administrator at Millennia Mortgage Corporation. While at Millennia, he played a key role in developing and supporting the company’s rapidly growing technology infrastructure, which supported more than 400 employees at its peak.
In 2007, when the declining mortgage industry claimed Millennia, Andy found a home at Zumasys—Millennia’s Citrix partner. After starting on Zumasys’ technical support team, Andy was promoted to Senior Systems Engineer for Professional Services. In 2009, he became a member of the Zumasys management team and Director of Professional Services.
In 2013, Andy moved into his current role as CTO. Today he directs all virtualization, storage, and infrastructure practices for Zumasys’ data centers and on-premises customers, such as Panda Restaurant Group, Ganahl Lumber, and Bradshaw International.
Andy works directly with Zumasys’ on-premises customers to understand their business objectives and customize solutions to meet their needs. His ongoing work evolving and optimizing Zumasys’ own data centers has allowed Zumasys to offer its cloud computing customers the most cutting-edge, enterprise-class technologies available on the market.
- Joined: 2007
- Favorite Band: Pendulum, The Island
- In My Free Time: When he manages to find some time off, Andy enjoys wrenching on cars.
- Employee of the Year: 2010