Meet the Experts Series – An introduction to our VMware Partner Enablement Specialist Arron Stebbing
Meet the Experts: Strategy and Enablement
Welcome to Meet the Experts, a series to introduce you to rhipe’s Strategy and Enablement team. Our responsibility within the Strategy and Enablement team is to help our partners increase sales, reduce costs & mitigate risk. The team consists of Subject Matter Experts across our vendor partnerships.
This is an introduction to me, Arron Stebbing; a member of our Strategy and Enablement (S&E) team and my role here at rhipe. I lead the VMware vCloud Air Network portfolio within S&E and focus on our Cloud Builders market. I have a technical background as highlighted below in My History. With a lot of experience in building, operating, productising and marketing cloud services. Moving on I have helped design, build, operate and sell VMware based cloud services for various other companies. Working as an Operations Manager, Principal Architect and being involved in all parts of the sales life cycle provided me a platform of which to evangelise VMware and promote the use of cloud technologies.
Having started my IT career in desktop management, automation and standard operating environments kick started my interest in VMware around 2002. Focused on the End User Computing products at the time, I also stepped into the Infrastructure world with exposure to VMware Server (GSX) and Lab Manager.
A company I worked for (2009) also owned an ISP providing hosting and I was able to help them consolidate and optimise the hosting platform with VMware ESX. Leading the charge in building a solid relationship with VMware helped us collaborate and build a self-service cloud platform based on VMware technology. Being one of the first companies to onboard in the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP now vCloud Air Network) I have experience with the program from its infancy (2010).
Championing the use of VMware technology across the Australia/New Zealand region, I was hand-picked by VMware to be a founding member of the vChampions program in 2011. With continued participation and contribution until December 2014.
My evangelism of VMware has also seen me awarded by VMware as a vExpert 2013-2016. I regularly present at VMware conferences and User Groups across Australia/ New Zealand.
I joined rhipe to help share my knowledge and expand the cloud message. As an award winning business rhipe are leading with cloud through a channel which is an exciting thing to be a part of! Being exposed to so many business’s and people, helping innovate and drive new service offerings means there is never a dull moment. Regularly presenting and contributing to various forums on cloud technology is what drives me day-to-day.
Getting in Touch
If you would like to find out more about rhipe, VMware, Cloud or just want to get in touch - please feel free to reach out. I look forward to meeting and helping you further develop your business to adapt to the ever evolving cloud world.
Arron Stebbing, Partner Enablement Specialist (VMware), rhipe