Meet the Virtualization Pros

Virtualization Pro contributors

Mak King has been in the IT industry for 14 years, progressing from his blissfully green days of DOS and sneakernet to VMware and storage area networks. He has certifications from Netware (CNE), Microsoft (MCP), CompTIA (iNet) and VMware (VCP Virtual Infrastructure 3). He is the virtualization and directory services subject matter expert for NYCE Payments Network, LLC (an FIS company), where he has been employed for over 10 years.

Virtualization Pro editors

Jo Maitland is the Executive Editor of, and Jo edits, writes and manages the Cloud Computing Advisor blog and writes and edits ebooks and ezines across the three sites. Jo is a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, especially homemade ones. She graduated from the University of Creative Arts in the UK with a BA (Hons) in journalism.
Hannah Drake Hannah Drake is the Site Editor for She is responsible for the editorial direction of the site as well as the Virtualization Pro blog. She graduated with magna cum laude in journalism and english as a double major from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2006.

Former Virtualization Pro bloggers

Hal Rottenberg is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP and VMware vExpert living in Woodstock, Georgia. He is well-known in system administrator circles for co-hosting the PowerScripting Podcast and heading up the PowerShellCommunity organization. He is also the author of a book titled Managing VMware Infrastructure with PowerShell: TFM published by SAPIEN Press in 2009.
Eric Siebert is a 25-year IT veteran with experience in programming, networking, telecom and systems administration. He is a guru-status moderator on the VMware community VMTN forums and maintains, a VI3 information site.
Edward L. Haletky Edward L. Haletky is the author of VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization. He recently left Hewlett-Packard, where he worked in the Virtualization, Linux and High-Performance Technical Computing teams. Haletky owns AstroArch Consulting, Inc., providing virtualization, security, network consulting and development. Haletky is also a guru and moderator for the VMware Communities Forums, providing answers to security and configuration questions.
David Davis has been in the IT industry for 15 years and holds multiple certifications, including CCIE #9369, CWNA, MCSE, CISSP, Linux+ and CEH. Currently, he manages a group of systems/network administrators for a privately-owned retail company and authors IT-related material in his spare time.
Rick Vanover is an MCSA-certified system administrator for Belron US in Columbus, Ohio. Previous roles included software engineering roles with Siemens and Dematic in Grand Rapids, Michigan, working with complex supply chain execution systems. Rick has been working information technology for over 10 years and virtualization technologies for over seven years and has been publishing articles online for over six years.

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