Wally Mead Leaves Microsoft for Cireson

I’ve known about this for a few days, and have held back on stating it publicly, but now that the news is official, well…

I’ve put together commentary on this HERE, but here’s the news…

Microsoft’s Wally Mead Joins Cireson as Principal Program Manager

Wally Mead, pioneer of Configuration Manager, joins Cireson and strengthens the growing System Center focused organization

Today, Cireson announces the major news that Wally Mead, the foremost authority on System Center Configuration Manager and a leading figure within the community, will join Cireson as a Principal Program Manager after spending over 22 years with Microsoft.

Mead began his work at Microsoft with Systems Management Server 1.0 and since that time has immersed himself in training, community support, MVP collaboration, as well as user groups and conference speaking engagements around the globe. Wally was also the MVP lead for the Enterprise Client Management MVPs and acted as the community lead Program Manager at Microsoft.

Considered one of the top global industry experts on System Center Configuration Manager, Wally now makes the move to Cireson with eager anticipation of what he can bring to the agile company that continually strives to be the pioneers in the System Center space.

In commenting on this huge move, Mead explains, “I’m really excited to be joining Cireson, a company that specializes in System Center, and values the community. Cireson’s commitment to the community is a large reason that I chose to come to Cireson, and work with an exceptional group of individuals who make a great team and creates software for, and provides services about, System Center.”

He also adds, “To offset the first question everyone will ask, yes, I am still going to TechEd and delivering my Configuration Manager labs!”

Wally joins Cireson at a time of record growth as a leading Microsoft System Center Partner. His new role will be focused on helping further enhance Cireson’s System Center expertise:

  • The continued development of Cireson’s offerings in Configuration Manager for both professional services and training.
  • Driving further innovation between Microsoft’s Configuration Manager and Cireson’s market leading Asset Management app for System Center.
  • Remaining a central focal point for evangelizing Configuration Manager to the global community.

 

Remarking on the new addition, partner Paul Sutton elaborates on this milestone, saying, “Wally is an exceptional talent who has an amazing passion for opening the eyes of thousands of people to the power of System Center.”

Adding to Sutton’s enthusiasm, partner Shaun Ericson, who has led the Cireson development team on the enterprise Asset Management app for System Center comments, “This is a great day for System Center customers as a whole who are looking to leverage their Configuration Manager investments and are interested in taking Asset Management to the next level with Cireson.”

This announcement further solidifies the forward progress Cireson is making in becoming the world’s leading voice in the System Center space. Now, with the true pioneer of Configuration Manager on the team, the organization looks to expanded capabilities and creating products that amaze.

Additionally, Cireson will be attending this year’s Microsoft TechEd conference in Houston May 12th – 15th, 2014 as a silver sponsor. As part of Cireson’s community commitment, they will be hosting a number of Experts Live sessions at their booth (#309), which will showcase many leading System Center partners, such Inovativ, Concurrency, itnetx, Infront, Lumagate, Rod Trent, and other special guests.

About Cireson:
Cireson was founded on a simple, powerful idea: to be the forward thinkers on all things surrounding Microsoft System Center. As a world-leading authority on Microsoft System Center with 100% focus on this leading IT platform, their team of experts deliver full-service System Center and Asset Management solutions. From expert-class Smart Deploy Services™ and specialized Service Manager apps in the Cireson Store™, to ongoing education and community engagements, everything they do is designed to push the platform forward and deliver a System Center experience that is unparalleled.

Cireson’s headquarters are located in San Diego with offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom. They proudly boast some of the brightest and most fanatical IT professionals in the industry.

To learn more about Cireson’s expert-class apps and services, visit cireson.com and join the conversation on Twitter @teamcireson, as well as on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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