Standing side by side with teammates, jumping up and down, waiting to exit the tunnel as tens of thousands of fans rise to their feet and erupt with the thunderous roar of clapping in unison...this was one of my fondest memories from my time at the University of Texas. Unfortunately, I was just one of the clapping fans. At five foot eight and a buck fifty, it's probably better that way.
I will spare you the long job history...
Before I went to the dark side (of product marketing):
IBM RS6000 division
IBM Global Services
Transitioning (the force was strong):
Tivoli Systems (assimilation into IBM)
May as well have been Darth Vader:
PentaSafe (startup acquired) -> NetIQ
Identity Mgmt Division in Sun Microsystems
SolarWinds - 2nd PM
SolarWinds (Yes, I couldn't stay away, so I'm back!)
So, I've now been at SolarWinds for a long time (especially if you don't count my brief sabbatical) - long enough to have been involved in PM'ing virtually every Orion platform-based product in the portfolio.
More than you ever wanted to know about me... I could eat sushi every day. I prefer Cabernets and Merlots over Pinots, despite the guidance from Sideways fanatics. I've intentionally avoided playing WoW for fear I would never stop. I disagree vehemently with my wife that watching college football all day Saturday and then NFL all day on Sunday is excessive.