Hi there, I’m David Pechon, Jr. (pronounced pay-shawn)
I started in information technology with a six year enlistment in the United States Army with the MOS 74B, Information Systems Operator/Analyst, in 1997. Since then I worked mostly in the financial services sector which included a mortgage loan servicing company as well as a couple banks that used to be based in Louisiana.
I’ve also worked the past several years as a consultant specializing in storage, backup/recovery, datacenter virtualization, active directory, Exchange, and even dabbled in Office 365 for a while. Currently I am a datacenter solutions architect for a nationwide value added reseller. I currently hold certifications from Microsoft and NetApp and once held certs from VMware and Commvault.
I currently reside in the small town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana which is roughly the same distance from either Baton Rouge or New Orleans. I have two children who I hope will follow in my footsteps. At least I know my son wants to be an engineer but he’s 9 so we’ll see what happens in a few years. My daughter is 4 and who knows, maybe she’ll have an interest in technology as well.
I’ve been a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan thanks to my mother who is a native Chicagoan. Every once in a while I’ll play video games with my son. When I have the time I like to fish. Finally, I’ve been a calligrapher since I was about 12 years old.
Three things about me, one isn’t true:
- One time in my life I did step foot into North Korea and lived to tell the tale.
- I was on the Today show once.
- I was voted hottest IT professional in a 1998 issue of Teen Beat.