Highlights include Global IT Leadership, Organizational Transformation, CyberSecurity Mentor, Legacy Modernization, Technology Transformation, Talent Development, Infrastructure, and Shared Services Operation, Acquisition Tech Integration, Application Development, and System Integration, Enterprise Program Management, Extensive off-shoring, and outsourcing experience, and Large Global Organization Leadership.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Experience is one thing which never ends but only a beginning.
Sr. Systems Engineer
2020 - Present
2017 – 2020
Omar has over 25 years of expertise in the technology field, specifically in Cybersecurity and Data Availability. He currently serves as a Senior Systems Engineer at Veeam, where he is tasked with delivering datacenter availability solutions to organizations to ensure the uninterrupted operation and quick recovery of their critical IT workloads and applications. With 6+ years at Veeam, Omar manages commercial and SLED accounts in Pennsylvania, South Jersey, West Virginia, and Delaware.
Integration International Inc
Together we make IT Happen!
Senior Vice President
Driving general direction of the company on comprehensive and more specific plans of development for profile expansion, subject matter experts, team management, training and alliance management. This also includes the management of overall IT Operation and Transformation in alignment with business objectives and enterprise corporate strategy, business stakeholder management, operations for infrastructure, applications, service desk, and architecture.
Feb 2013 – Apr 2015
As primary Virtualization specialist, driven Virtualization solution including (VMware, Citrix, AWS, Veeam, and Microsoft) to customers across US, Canada, and the Caribbean. I have worked directly with Outside and Inside sales reps to drive behavior around virtualization solution by training, architecture, cross sell/up sell identification.
Commercial Channel Manager
May 2012 – Jan 2013
Worked directly with over 1000+ partners in the NJ and Philadelphia to develop and grow their business and help them navigate the broad product portfolio and services Symantec offers to our customers. Also responsible for training and enablement of LAR, VAR and MSP partners on Symantec solutions.
Territory Account Manager
2007 – 2008
Responsible for 18 Grocery & Mass Accounts, Sold a profitable mix of Kellogg Snack products to grocery stores and mass merchandisers, P&L, Consulting & Advising District Managers, Store Managers, Grocery Managers On Daily Basics, Conduct presentations with potential new accounts to increase sales.
I cannot live without books.
2000 - 2004
Bachelor's degree Information Technology
1998 - 2000
Associate's degree Civil Engineering
VRealize Operation Manager Technical
VCP Datacenter Virtualization
VCP Endpoint and Workload Security
VMware Sales Professional
Server Virtualization, Business Continuity, Management Operations, Management Automation, Mobility, Hybrid, Desktop Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Software Defined Storage 2015, Cloud Provider, DRaaS Sales and Airwatch
VMware Technical Solution Professional
Log Insight 2.0, Server Virtualization, Business Continuity, Management Operations, Management Automation, Mobility, Hybrid, Desktop Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Software Defined Storage 2015 and Desktop as a Service
VMware Operations Professional Subscription Operations Expert, License Expert 3 - Distributor, License Expert 3 - Solution Providers and Corporate Resellers, Renewals Specialist and Operations Professional - Cloud Provider
VMSP, VMTSP, VMCE v9, v10, v11
CEH - EC-Council
CompTIA Security +
AWS Technical Professional
ExaGrid Certified Engineer
Citrix Sales and Technical (CCSP and CCTP)
Cisco Sales Expert (CSE),
Cisco Certified (CCNA & CCNP)
Apple Product Professional (App)
Faronics Technical And Sales Certified Autodesk Certified
Blackberry Sales Certified
Juniper Systems Sales and Technical Certified
Symantec Sales Certified (SSE, SSE+)
Hp Procurve Certified
EMC Sales Expert
Adobe Sales Expert
Kaspersky Sales Expert (KSE)
Serve Safe Certified
Basic, Advance Shift Management (BSM & ASM)
Experienced Management Practices (EMP)
I met Omar Rao at Hacker Halted in Miami where I was giving a presentation on the evolution of malware. Omar was chosen by his company at the time to represent them at HH. After spending time with him I was impressed with how well he understood the industry.
Alicia Letchworth, CMA
Chief Administrative Officer at Five 9 Group, Inc.
Omar was very attentive to the needs of our business and offered creative solutions within our budget to solve our problems. He turned around questions and requests quickly and efficiently and always had a positive attitude. He consistently provided great service to our organization.
Director, Professional Services at Atrion Corporation
Omar is a very professional channel rep who strives for the success of all. He has great product knowledge which is a strong asset to the channel partners and customers.
Senior Director, Corporate Resellers and Distribution Partners at VMware Inc.
Omar is determined and passionate when it comes to promoting the virtues of virtualization and VMware to his customers. If your team is in need of a jump start - Omar may be the spark plug to get things going.
Consultant / Corp. IT Solutions
I have known Omar for a long period of time. He maintains good leadership qualities along with a very helpful personality. He has also assisted us in the past with creative ways in reducing costs and updating us with new options available in the IT market.
Director of Key Accounts at PCS Wireless
Omar and I collaborated on many projects. He was always focused on winning the business, and frequently came up with creative ways to help accomplish our goals. I heartily recommend Omar Rao and his work.
Sr. VMware Licensing Specialist
I had the pleasure to work together with Omar at SoftwareONE for almost 2.5 years. I have learned to know him as a reliable and knowledgeable person with good interpersonal skills. Omar is not only a thorough professional but also an excellent human being. His understanding of the industry and its dynamics is exemplary. He also has a very good ability to coach and train others. Someone from whom I have learned a lot. He is a cool head in a storm. Manages clients and team very well and knows where to focus and what to focus on. His approach is honest and open and he has always worked as a valued and trusted member of the team who was always willing to help and provide solutions. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavors.
Senior Account Executive-Enterprise Sales
I have had the pleasure of partnering with Omar, he consistently demonstrated a model work ethic, can-do attitude and outstanding leadership. Partnering with Omar, he always thinks of the customer first and how he can assist their needs. By doing that he has created deep relationship as a trusted advisor within his accounts."
Service Delivery Leader -SoftwareONE
It’s really tough to write about the great man "Omar Rao". I have spent almost two years with him and I found him as admirer, motivator and achiever. I found him as a ray of hope always when we need someone to push a little. His thoughts leads you to innovation and also to think out of the box which I really like about him. He is always ready to help in every front professional and personal. He is the person who can be a true icon or idol and one can follow his path to achieve success.
Even though we operated from two different locations with different projects, but we had a lot of interactions and most of our work overlay each other. One can learn a lot by understanding the practices that Omar used to follow. His knowledge on Virtualization/VMware and Project Management concepts are definitely outstanding.
I enjoyed my time working with him and I wish him success in his way always.
Client Executive at ITSavvy formerly B2B Computer Products
I've known Omar as both a co-worker and as a technology provider. He is truely a genuine person that can be trusted to have your best interest. His passion for what he does and personal commitment to his customers are unparalleled. Getting Omar involved in any IT services is a smart move as he brings all the parts to the puzzle together for his clients. I've had the good fortune of knowing Omar for quite some time and I can actually recommend him as an integral part of our services to clients...He is truly a relationship builder.
Team Lead - PI VMware at SoftwareONE
Omar is a very dedicated, hard working and sincere professional and has been very successful in various roles he played in organisation to build up and grow business. He has deep understanding of the subject and uses his great skills to fulfil his professional commitments while working with Partners and Customers. I have been associated with Omar from last 1 year and during the entire year I have witnessed dynamic changes bought in Software ONE ecosystem by Omar.A very friendly, warm and always smiling personality who makes friends very easily and that makes him stand apart when you have a person with mix of professionalism and great inter-personal skills. His always 'ready to help' attitude made him very popular among colleages and friends. I wish Omar, a very successful career and great life ahead.
Inside Territory Account Rep at Symantec
Omar has always been very organized and prompt in all of our interactions, never letting any client issue or sale fall behind or out of sight. Omar has been solid and someone that I can depend on.
Solution Specialist at SoftwareONE
I’ve had the privilege of working with Omar for little more than 11 months now and in that time I have known Omar to be a well-grounded colleague. He is a calculated risk taker, pragmatic leader and realist who seems to grasp ideas holistically whilst still taking note to the more acute details. I found this to be incredibly valuable in working with him, as it allows him (and for those who work with him) the ability to explore and understand nearly all possible perspectives to an idea and its numerous applications. He is an hard worker and value creator in the truest sense.
VP at Stele Infotech
Omar was the partner rep for Symantec in the NJ He helped my Company Stele Infotech develop and grow our business by helping us set up a practice based on Symantec products and offerings. He was very responsive to our requests and was instrumental in building our team that supported Symantec through targeted training and hand holding. It wouldn't be inappropriate to say that to a large extent we have a healthy Symantec practice due to the efforts of Omar. I highly recommend Omar and wish him well.
Channel Development Executive (VMware)
I have worked with Omar for over a year, and he has been crucial to strengthening the relationship between SoftwareOne and Ingram Micro. From an IT perspective, he has a firm grasp on VMware technologies, and how they can solve the needs of his clients. A true professional, he brings a passion to the business which lends to his success.
Sales Operations Team Manager, Mid Atlantic at Atrion Corporation
Omar is very knowledgeable and supportive. You can count on Omar to help move your business forward.
National Partner Manager at VMware
Omar has been instrumental in building a successful partnership between SoftwareONE and VMware. He's a tremendous resource as a point person for our partnership and the rapid revenue growth can be directly attributed to his focus on VMware. He's a great asset to the team and it's a pleasure to work with him!
Irina Smakovsky (Schell)
Business Development Manager at SoftwareOne Canada
It's a great pleasure to work with Omar who is always eager to help his colleagues.
Omar has high licensing knowledge and he can optimize any licensing asset from small to large customers.
I would recommend Omar to any company that is interested in having such an amazing person as part of the team.
Corporate Sales Manager at Insight
I have worked with Omar on several occasions and he is an absolute professional. He knows his stuff and gets the job done!
Channel Account Executive at Sophos
Having the opportunity to train Omar for his first several months with Symantec has been a great experience. He is such a quick learner that in 6 months he grasped concepts which would normally take someone else close to a year to accomplish. He quickly hit the ground running and has made great relationships both internally as well with partners and customers.
On-Site IT Solutions Advisor for Corporate Business at Softmart in PA
Omar is truely an asset to any company. He always works hard and has a smile on his face. His determintion is 2nd to none. Everytime I have asked for help with any project, i know i can count on him to give it nothing less then 100%.
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