Leon Adato
Head Geek
  • Beachwood,
  • Ohio,
  • United States
Member Since: 2003/10/28
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
Head Geek
SolarWinds
August 2014 – Present
Technical Evangelist, customer doppleganger, industry blogger, and I.T. Imagineer. This very well may be the coolest job on the planet!
Owner
AdatoSystems, LLC
April 2002 – Present
Solves problems. Sometimes for people other than myself. Occasionally for money.
Monitoring Architect
Cardinal Health
October 2011 – August 2014
Responsible for architectural vision of monitoring solution across ~10k devices in a Fortune 19 company. Drove the transition from Tivoli to SolarWinds, resulting in $1million reduction in year 1, and $700k every year thereafter, while increasing monitoring from 6k devices to ~10k devices.
Created courseware and delivered training to ESM team and colleagues in other departments on new tools and techniques. Developed business and technical plans to move from single solution, tool-centric philosophy to a heterogeneous toolset, multi-technique service-oriented vision for monitoring solutions. Toolsets included Tivoli (Framework, ITNM, Omnibus/Netcool, TEP, TIP, TDW), Coradiant, UC4, Zenoss SolarWinds, Wily, and more.
Pantless Weasle
Sooth, Incorporated
January 2006 – January 2014
Founding member, spokes-geek, exam hamster and webmaster for the most incredible group of IT visionaries ever to be plagued with both genius and attention deficit disorder.

Sooth, Incorporated, here to solve your proble... look, a chicken!
Systems Monitoring Architect
Sentinel Technologies
April 2010 – October 2011
Designing and implementing monitoring solutions as part of a software-as-a-service offering. Solutions focus on the SolarWinds suite of tools, but include other custom and off-the-shelf elements as needed.
IT Coordinator
Gross Schechter Day School
December 2009 – April 2010
In-house IT coordination, management, development and deployment.
Systems Management Engineer
National City Corporation
January 2006 – November 2009
Design, document, test, and deploy monitoring and management solutions for internal projects across the company, which impact all areas of internal and external business.
Senior Technology Consultant
PNC Financial Services Group
January 2006 – November 2009
Sr. Technology Consultant
National City Bank
2006 – November 2009
Systems Management Engineer
Telsource Corporation
April 2003 – January 2006
Help external customers to design, deploy and maintain various computer management solutions based on Tivoli, NetIQ, SMS and home-grown tools. Solutions cover PC (and server) inventory, software distribution, monitoring and event correlation.
Product Engineer
Telsource Corp.
2003 – 2004
Designed, implemented and supported a monitoring solution which was resold to external customers as a SaaS solution to increase both revenue and value-add on existing services.
Product Engineer
Telsource
2003 – 2004
Tivoli architect (consultant)
JonesDay
February 2002 – February 2004
Acted as a call-in consultant to help stabilize the existing Tivoli environment and to design and deploy a new environment based on newer versions of the software.

Assisted in the design of a standard server, Active Directory and desktop image to permit a Windows98-to-WindowsXP migration.
Tivoli Architect
Jones Day
2002 – 2002
Systems Management Analyst
Nestle
July 1997 – August 2002
Provided server support. Participated in the design and deployment of a standard server and desktop architecture, and deployed it to 1,000 systems locally and 10,000 systems nationwide. Re-designed and upgraded systems management solution (based on Tivoli). Participated in a worldwide project to standardize the PC and server environment.
Systems Management Engineer
Nestle USA
1997 – May 2002
LAN Analyst
Allen-Bradley
November 1995 – July 1997
Provided user support for workstations running Windows, OS/2, Unix and VMS. Assisted in migrations from Pathworks to Novell, and from Novell to Windows NT.
LAN Analyst
Rockwell Automation
1995 – 1996
LAN Analyst
Rockwell
1995 – 1996
Lead Trainer
American Logistics Group
September 1993 – November 1995
Developed 30 computer courses including all manuals, examples and documentation. Delivered one-, two- and three-day courses to clients on a variety of standard (off the shelf) applications.

Also went on-site to clients to help resolve various PC, server and network-related issues.
Trainer
ALG
1992 – 1994
Trainer
ExecuTrain
1991 – 1991
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Education
New York University
B.F.A.
Theater
1985 – 1989
New York University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
1985 – 1989
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Full Biography

25 years in the computer industry, from classroom instructor to desktop support, server support and finally to the enterprise systems management & design activities that I perform today.

That progression of tasks was mirrored by a progression in responsibility, The largest environment I worked in was 250,000 systems in 5,000 locations worldwide.

My goals are to continue to increase my IT knowledge and responsibility, building on my solid understanding of servers, operating systems and applications and branching out into data and voice networking infrastructure and applications.

Specialties: Monitoring and management solutions design; PC standardization projects; creating automated solutions for maintaining systems; rapid acquisition and then disseminating of knowledge; fostering and maintaining strong communication within a group and up to management; Regardless of the task or project, I maintain a strong focus on documentation, process standardization, and cross-training.

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French
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Hebrew
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