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:

  1.  One time in my life I did step foot into North Korea and lived to tell the tale.
  2.  I was on the Today show once.
  3.  I was voted hottest IT professional in a 1998 issue of Teen Beat.

Official Blog of David Pechon…whatever, who does that guy think he is?

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